The word PAKISTAN means “Land of the Pure” , it is a Persian word. It was suggested by Chaudhary Rahmat Ali, a Pakistan Movement activist, who published it in his pamphlet Now or Never, referring to the names of the five northern regions : Punjab, North-West Frontier Province , Kashmir, Sindh and Baluchistan”.
Pakistan is an Islamic democratic parliamentary federal republic . The first Constitution of Pakistan was adopted in 1956 but suspended by General Muhammad Ayub Khan in 1958. The Constitution of 1973 suspended by General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in 1977 but reinstated in 1985 is the country’s most important document, laying the foundations of the current government. The Pakistani military establishment has played an influential role in mainstream politics throughout Pakistan’s political history. Presidents brought in by military coups ruled in 1958–1971, 1977–1988 and 1999–2008.
General Muhammad Ayub Khan
General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
General Pervez Musharaf
Interesting facts about Pakistan.
1- Pakistan has the 6th largest army in the world.
2-MM.Alam made a world record by downing 4 Indian aircrafts in less than 30 seconds(26 to be exact). The record hasn’t been broken yet.
3-Pakistan has been nominated among the 11 countries by U.N.O, which will be the largest economies in future.
4-In the last 5-7 years Pakistan’s literacy rate has increased immensively. Pakistan is the country with highest literacy rate increase.
5-Some gifts of nature in Pakistan include K-2 the second largest mountain in the world. Swat and Ziarat valleys which are among the world’s 10 most beautiful valleys. Out of 20 highest peaks in the world Pak has 8.
6-Tarbela Dam is the second largest dam in the world. Largest earth filled dam.
7-The largest ambulance network in the world is run by Abdul Sattar Eidhi in Pakistan. It is said that if he hadn’t spent his money on Ambulance, he would have been 1.5 times richer than Bill Gates.
8-The youngest microsoft certified Experts and Professionals are from Pakistan.e.g Arfa karim
9- Pakistan is not among top 25 countries for crime rate. Where countries like U.K, U.S and India are there.
Note:There is a difference between crime and terrorism.
10-The highest scorers in O’ levels and A levels are both Pakistanis.
11- Pakistan is the country with least racial discrimination.
Pakistan has the largest milk processing plant in the world.
More than 50% of world’s footballs and surgical instruments are made in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s broadband is the fourth largest network spread in the world.
13- Pak is the only Muslim Atomic power.
14-Pak has 7th largest collection of scientists and engineers.
15- Pak has the best airforce training system and instituions. Many countries send their forces to be trained 4m Pakistan.
16-Pak has the worlds largest irrigation system.
17- Pak has won the most Squash championships.
18-Second largest salt mines of khewra are located in Pakistan.
19- The best and sweetest tune in the world is National Anthem of Pakistan. Though it changes every year but has never fallen before 3rd position.
20- Pak is the largest producer and exporter of Rice and cotton.
Pak is the largest producer of chick peas.
21-Other than that Pak is the 5th largest livestock producing country.