Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Interesting facts about Pakistan.

Interesting facts about Pakistan.

  • Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world. It is second to Indonesia.

  •     More than 60 languages are spoken in Pakistan. English is the official language of Pakistan and is used in government.

  •  96% of the population are Muslims. Remaining all the religious peoples are living in Pakistan.

  • Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.

  • Pakistan have cold, dry winters and hot, wet summers.

  • Despite once being called the world’s most dangerous country in a British magazine (The Economist), the tourism industry is growing in Pakistan.

  • The official and national sport of Pakistan is field hockey. Cricket, however, is the most popular sport. The national side won the ICC World Cup in 1992.

  • Pakistan qualified for the Golf World Cup for the first time in 2009.

  •  The education in Pakistan is generally divided into five levels: primary (grades one through five); middle (grades six through eight); high (grades nine and ten, leading to the Secondary School Certificate or SSC); intermediate (grades eleven and twelve, leading to a Higher Secondary (School) Certificate or HSC); and university programs leading to graduate and advanced degrees.
  • One goal of the current government is to see the literacy rate reach at least 85% over the next few years.

  • About 1.7 million refugees from Afghanistan live in Pakistan.

  • Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956.
  • In 1971, there was a civil war in East Pakistan that led to the creation of Bangladesh.