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Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Pakistan (officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) is a country in South Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Pakistan that you probably don’t know!

Interesting Facts About Pakistan

  • Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world. It is second to Indonesia.
  • About one fifth of the population live below the international poverty line (US$1.25 per day).
  • More than 60 languages are spoken in Pakistan. English is the official language of Pakistan and is used in government.
  • 96% of the population are Muslims. Just over 1.5% are Christians.
  • Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.
  • Pakistan have cold, dry winters and hot, wet summers.
  • Despite once being called the world’s most dangerous country in a British magazine (The Economist), the tourism industry is growing in Pakistan.
  • The official and national sport of Pakistan is field hockey. Cricket, however, is the most popular sport. The national side won the ICC World Cup in 1992.
  • Pakistan qualified for the Golf World Cup for the first time in 2009.
  • One goal of the current government is to see the literacy rate reach at least 85% over the next few years.
  • About 1.7 million refugees from Afghanistan live in Pakistan.
  • Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956.
  • In 1971, there was a civil war in East Pakistan that led to the creation of Bangladesh.

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(7) Comments

  1. Poverty Line?? EXCUSE ME??!! Are you quoting facts or rubbing things in Pakistans face…

    -Pakistan is the first Islamic country to attain nuclear power.
    -Pakistan is the second largest Muslim country, after Indonesia.
    -The worlds second and ninth highest mountains , The K2 and Nanga-parbat, are in Pakistan
    -Pakistan has the worlds second largest Shiite Muslim population.
    -Pakistan founded the Organization of Islamic Conference
    -Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad is one of the few planned capital cities in the world, and is often cited as one of the most beautiful ones.
    -In the last five years, Pakistan’s literacy rate has grown by 250%, the largest increase in any country to date
    -Despite Muslim Majority, there are 656 gurdwaras and 327 active Hindu temples in the country.

    These are ‘interesting’ facts!! Quote these if you may!

  2. Reema,

    Those facts are quite interesting, However, the fact still remains that one fifth (20%) of Pakistanis live below the international poverty line. That information comes from official United Nations (UN) reports.

  3. Pakistan has best weather for business in the world. according to GALLOP survey from whole world.

    Pakistan is 2nd in Entrepreneurial activities in Asia after Japan

  4. @fizza Pakistan, India and Bangladesh used to be a country. Whats more interesting is that country was ruled by British.

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