Some Interesting Facts about Pakistan
Here are some interesting and proud facts about Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
1. World’s Largest Producer of Handsewn Footballs
Sialkot, located in Pakistan, is the world’s largest producer of handsewn 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. First Islamic Nuclear Power
Pakistan is the world’s first and only Islamic country to attain nuclear power.
3. Highest Paved International Road
Pakistan has the highest paved international road – The Karakoram Highway (KKH).
4. Largest Canal-based Irrigation System
Pakistan has the largest canal-based irrigation system in the world.
5. World’s Largest Ambulance Network
Pakistan has the world’s largest ambulance network. Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation, which is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, operates the network.
6. Second Largest Salt Mine
The ‘Khewra Salt Mine’ in Pakistan is the second largest and oldest salt mine in the world.