11 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

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1. Sialkot, located in Pakistan, is the world’s largest producer of hand sewn footballs. Local factories in the region produce 40-60 million footballs a year, which is roughly 50-70% of the world’s total production. The football manufacturing industry now consists of more than 200 factories.

2. The world’s first Windows based PCs virus was created by two Pakistani brothers. Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi created “Brain“,which was discovered in 1986 and targeted IBM PC platforms.

3. The Changa Manga Forest in Pakistan, named after two local dacoits Changa and Manga, is the largest and oldest man-made forest in the world.

4. Pakistan has the world’s largest contiguous irrigation system, according to the United Nations. The Indus Basin Irrigation System, irrigates over 2.5 million acres and running over 90,000 km of watercourses.

5. The Karakoram Highway is the world’s highest paved international road, according to Travel+Leisure magazine. The 800-mile highway connects Pakistan to western China, and reaches a maximum height of 15,300 feet. Also, speaking of heights, the ATM at the world’s highest elevation belongs to the National Bank of Pakistan and sits in the Khunjerab Pass, in Gilgit-Baltistan. It was established in November 2016 and is 15,397 feet above sea level.

6. The late Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim-majority country.

7. Pakistan also made history with the youngest civil judge in the world. Mohammed Ilyas passed the exam when he was 20 years and 9 months old and thus became the youngest civil judge in the world.

8. Pakistan is famous for truck art which involves decorating trucks with complex floral patterns and poetic calligraphy. Trucks are painted with a splash of colours and the artists’ creativity is very appealing.

9. Almost three-quarters of the population of Darra Adam Khel, a city situated in Khyber Regency, Pakistan – generally regarded as the largest illegal gun market in the world, is involved in the gun business. Replicas of nearly every gun available in the market are produced in the region. The business came into existence in 1897 and is run by the local Afridi tribe.

10. The people of Pakistan have been polled as the fourth most intelligent people worldwide. The Institute of European Business Administration ranked 125 countries, out of which Pakistan featured at number 4.

Number 11. Ayan Qureshi, the world’s youngest Microsoft expert, is from Pakistan. The six year old boy was just five when he passed the tech giant’s exam.