Best Things About Pakistan
A few years ago, Pakistan was rattled by terrorism and religious fundamentalism, the lowest point being the incident at APS. However, the country is not as maligned as it was 4 years ago, in fact, Pakistan’s tourism industry has blossomed in the past 3 years, generating a lot of revenue. In this article I shed light on some of the best things this country has to offer. Fasten your seat belts and get to know your homeland like never before as we discover the best things about Pakistan.
- 5 Out of the 14 Biggest Mountains in the World Are in Pakistan:
Yes, ask anyone who has been to a trip to the North and they will tell you the splendor of the mountains. This includes the famous “Mount Godwin Austin” or ‘K2’ and the killer mountain “Nanga Parbat”.
- The 26th Largest Economy in the World:
Owing to its massive cotton and rice exports, Pakistan ranks as the 26th largest economy in the world. Also, the rise of the I.T sector means that we could move up the numbers in the list.
- The World’s Largest Ambulance Network:
Ok, you probably know this one but still, it is a massive win for humanity. Started by none other than Sattar Edhi, the Edhi Foundation operates around 2000 ambulances stationed around the country.
- The Biafo Glacier:
It is the longest glacial system outside of the polar regions of the world found near the beautiful valleys of Kashmir. The ice capped mountains make for a truly dazzling scene.
- The Heroics of MM Alam:
Pakistan hosts some of the most skilled fighter pilots in the world. One of those were M.M. Alam who shot down 5 Indian planes in less than a minute during the Indo-Pak war of 1965.
- World Heritage Sites:
It goes without saying that Pakistan is home to some of the most breathtaking sights in the world, so much so that 6 cultural properties have made it to U. N’s heritage sites. Those places are:
- Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro (1980)
- Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol (1980)
- Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (1981)
- Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta (1981)
- Rohtas Fort (1997)
- Taxila (1980)