Pakistan, the fifth most populous country in the world, is known for many things, like its delicious food, its beautiful clothing, cricket and more. It is also well-known for its high rate of poverty, which is why we are working to change with your incredible support. From schooling projects to water projects, we are working to establish the right infrastructure to change the poorest areas of Pakistan for the better.
But how much do you really know about the country? (Let us know which facts you knew!)
- Pakistan has the 26th largest economy in the world.
- It is the 5th most populous country in the world.
- Pakistan’s standing army force is the 7th largest standing army force, with a manpower of 642,000.
- They also provide the largest number of troops to serve the UN peacekeeping missions.
- Out of 125 countries, Pakistan has the 4th smartest people in the world.
- With the 7th largest collection of scientists and engineers, Pakistan has one of the most intellectual populations.
- The world’s youngest certified Microsoft experts, the late Arfa Karim and Babar Iqbal, originate from Pakistan.
- With 2 of the 10 highest peaks in the world, Pakistan is known as “the rooftop of the world”.
- Biafo Glacier, in Pakistan, is the world’s largest glacial system outside of the polar regions.
- Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation created the world’s largest ambulance network, in 1951.
- Khewra Mines, located in the central-eastern part of Pakistan, are the second largest salt mines globally.
- Pakistan’s irrigation system is the world’s largest irrigation system.
- The world’s largest earth-filled dam is Tarbela Dam in Topi, Pakistan.
- Asia’s largest bird sanctuary is also in Pakistan.
- Pakistan has the highest paved international road – The Karakoram Highway (KKH).
Did any of these facts surprise you?
With so much talent, so much innovation and so much potential, Pakistan has the ability to be defined beyond much more than struggle and poverty.
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