The Islamic Republic of Pakistan was born in 1947 after a portion of Muslims broke from the Hindu-majority areas and vowed to work tirelessly to build a separate homeland for themselves. The efforts proved to be successful and on the 14th of August 1947, the Muslim majority areas were integrated to form "Pakistan'. Airpro Pakistan has compiled 8 interesting facts about Pakistan to revive the spirit of independence!
The word Pakistan has been derived from two words, "Pak," which is Persian for holy, clean or pure, and "istan" derives from the Hindi word "isthan," meaning place. Pakistan in its true meaning means a holy or clean place.
#2 Nobel Prize Winners
Pakistanis have made their nation proud by excelling in almost ever field and have managed to bag two noble prizes as well! One of them was won by the late Abdus Salam and the second by Malala Yousafzai.
#3 Largest Irrigation System
According to United Nations, Pakistan has the largest Irrigation System in the world!
#4 Created the 1st PC Virus
The first PC virus was two Pakistani brothers in 1968. Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi, created the "Brain," which was targeted IBM PC platforms.
#5 Highest ATM
Pakistan has the highest ATM located at Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan and is owned by National Bank of Pakistani.
#6 Highest Paved International Road
Did you know that the highest paved International road is found in Pakistan! The Karakoram Highway is the world's highest paved international road. It connects Pakistan to China and reached a height of over 15, 000 feet!
#7 First Women Leader
The late Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim-majority country.
#8 Largest Deep Sea Port
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