The Real Pakistan Yaar!
- Incredible facts about Pakistan
- Life in the second most beautiful capital in the world
- Pakistan has the highest mountain ranges in the world
- 555 consecutive wins, the longest winning streak in any professional sport, was made by Pakistani Squash legend Jahangir Khan
- Pakistan has the 2nd largest salt mines in the world and the largest deep-sea port in the world
To cut it short
With a lot of media attention given to Pakistan and its problems, a lot of the world has started assuming that everything in the country is linked to Taliban and terrorism. A recent visit by Brandon from Humans of New York has shown the world a different to side to Pakistan, but Brandon couldn’t cover all of Pakistan so we stepped in to show the world the rest of the amazing parts of the country.
- Islamabad: The beautiful city of Pakistan was commissioned in 1966 and is designed by Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, a Greek architect. Having been voted the second most beautiful capital and the 8th most organised city in the world, it hosts the largest mosque in South Asia, the Faisal Mosque.
Highest Mountain Ranges: The country is host to the highest mountain ranges in the world, Hindukush and Himalayas being the stand out ones. K-2, the second highest peak in the world and Nanga Parbat (Naked Peak), the 9th highest mountain are part of the mountain ranges. Both mountains have never been scaled during the winters.
Squash Legend: Jahangir Khan a former world number 1 and Squash champion is Pakistani. Khan is considered to be the greatest player of the sport and was unbeaten from 1981 to 1986. During this time period he won 555 consecutive games; the longest winning streak by any top athlete in any sport and a Guinness World Record.
Khewara Salt Mines: The second largest salt mines in the world were discovered in 320 BC by Alexander’s army. Producing approximately 350,000 tons per year, they are the largest source of salt in the world.
Gwadar Port: Located on the coastline of Baluchistan, the Gwadar port is the largest deep seaport in the world. Expected to turn the economy of the region around, Pakistan has signed a collaboration agreement with the government of China to turn into a commercial avenue.
Badshahi Mosque: Constructed during the Mughal time period between 1671-73, the massive mosque is a throwback to the culture and grandeur of the Mughal Era. A popular tourist attraction of Lahore, the mosque has the largest courtyard in the world.
Edhi: Edhi Foundation, created by Abdul Sattar Edhi, is the largest non-profit social organisation in the world. What started from a single room by Abdul Sattar has grown to an organisation with 300 centers and branches in UK, USA, Japan and China. Owning of more than 700 ambulances, the foundation has the largest ambulance network in the world!