What are some good things about Pakistan that everybody should know?

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  1. Some? Some is not enough for a country like Pakistan which is a fertile South Asian land. Pakistan has produced many rare talents. There’re a lot of things everybody should know about Pakistan. Pakistan is not famous only for terrorism but there’re very awesome things to know. A few things are:

    Science and Technology

    Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa was a Pakistani student and computer prodigy who, in 2004 at the age of nine, became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. She kept the title until 2008.

    And now a six-year-old boy from Pakistan has claimed the title of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the world.

    And yet again Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant’s exam when he was just five years old.

    This 14-year-old Pakistani hacker made it to Google’s hall of fame.[1]

    Waqas Ali has won a Bronze Medal and Microsoft Office Championship

    LUMS faculty won US patent on Advanced Radar Technology credit to Dr. Ijaz Haider Naqvia and Faran Awais Butt

    Pakistani Researcher, Haris Aziz, has solved one of the most significant Mathematics problems of the 20th century. He made Pakistanis proud by adding his name to the list of AI’s 10 to Watch this year published by the IEEE.

    Imran Khan, a NUCES-FAST graduate, took part in discovery of gravitational waves[2]

    A five-person team of undergrad students from National University of Sciences and Technology[3] has made Pakistan’s first ever Formula Electric Car, making Pakistan one of the 6 countries to be a part of the Formula SAE Lincoln 2016 competition.

    15-year-old Pakistani wins $1.2m Dota2 Asian Championship

    The Pakistani team has won 3 Gold and 1 Silver award at Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2015

    Dr. Naim Rashid from COMSATS has the privilege to International Green Talent 2015

    Ultralight helicopter made by two brothers in Peshawar

    Pakistan became first Asian associate Member State of CERN.

    NetSol secured a place in Forbes for Best Software Companies to work in 2015

    Habab Idrees shows-off his solar-powered thermostat in Intel International Science and won 3rd prize

    15 years old Shahmir Khan Niazi, won the fourth prize for his project at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). He won the prize for his project “A New Spin on Renewable Energy in the Physics” in the Energy category of ISEF 2016 organized in Phoenix, USA.

    FAST-NUCES Students Bag 1st & 2nd Positions in IEEE Global DIY Competition

    Usman Maqsood’s Winning Entry – EcoSens Wireless Sensor and Actuation Network

    Aneeq Manzar’s Winning Entry – Ball Bot

    Faizan Ahmad, a bright CS student from Pakistan has been acknowledge by many BIG software companies for his extraordinary problem solving and analytical skills.

    Sports

    Pakistan has always been a front-line country when it comes to sports.

    Cricket

    Cricket is the most loved sport in Pakistan. Pakistan has made and broken plenty of world records in Cricket.

    Pakistan has won Cricket ODI World Cup in 1992 and a T20 World Cup in 2009.

    Shahid Afridi (T20 Team Captain) is 20th in the list of World’s Most Charitable Athletes. His cricketing records include:

    Shahid Afridi has hit in international cricket (including Tests, ODIs and T20 Int.), the most number of sixes by any batsman in International Cricket.
    Fastest century in ODI Cricket (Record has now been broken after several years)
    Most Wickets in Twenty20 Internationals
    Only player to take 5-wicket haul and score Fifty in a match “twice” in his ODI Career
    Youngest to score century in ODIs

    Shoaib Akhtar became the first bowler to cross the barrier of 100 mphs, his delivery to Nick Knight clocked 100.4 mph/ 161.9 kmph.

    Saqlain Mushtaq is the fastest to reach 100, 150, 200 and 250 ODI wickets.

    Wasim Akram has put on some very great shows and his records are:

    Four International Hat-tricks
    A Hat-trick in Test Cricket as well as ODI Cricket
    Most ODI Wickets on a single ground
    400 Test Wickets and a Double-century

    Waqar Younis

    Youngest to take 5-wicket haul and most consecutive 5-wicket hauls in ODIs
    Most five-wicket hauls in ODI Cricket
    Hockey

    The national sports of Pakistan is facing the worst dilemma. Some of it’s positive performances are:

    Athletics

    Salman Ahmed, liftedMr. Musclemania Trophy in Las Vegas.

    ICCI honors Pakistan’s Special Olympics Squad for winning 35 medals.

    → My friend’s brother was one of those!

    Atif Anwar win Arnold Classic Body Building Competition

    Squash

    Pakistan has ruled Squash for decades. Between 1950 and 1997, Pakistan amassed over 30 British Open titles, 14 World Open titles and a lot more PSA professional titles. Pakistan dominated squash like no other country in the world, the domination lasting for the best part of 5 decades. It reached its peak in the 1980s and 1990s during the reigns of Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan.

    Rich Cultural and Historical Treasure

    Pakistan enjoys a unique cultural place in the world. Excavations at different sites have revealed many ancient cities, including:

    Kot Diji
    Harappa
    Moenjodaro
    Taxila
    Bhirmound
    Sawat
    Bhambore
    Mansura
    Pujabi, Sindhi, Balochi and Pashtoon cultures are very famous around the globe for their uniqueness and class.

    Natural Resources

    Nature has enriched Pakistan with infinite natural resources.

    Pakistan has the 2nd largest salt mine.

    Pakistan is the 4th largest producer of Cotton in the world.

    Pakistan is the 8th largest producer of Wheat in the world.

    And there is a lot!

    And Islamabad is the second most beautiful capital in the world after London.

    → A beautiful view of Contitutional Avenue, Islamabad.

    Pakistani photo wins first place in Wiki Loves Earth contest 2015

    → First place:2015 winner comes from Lower Kachura Lake, a popular tourist destination in Central Karakoram National Park, Skardu, Pakistan — Image by Zaeem Siddiq

    Charity

    Charity and donations have always been a top priority to Pakis. Top welfare trusts working in Pakistan are:

    Edhi Foundation[4]
    Chhipa Foundation[5]
    Shaukat Khanum Memorial[6]
    Pakistan is declared as second[7] nation sheltering most refugees.

    A Pakistani female doctor Sara Saeed has been announced the winner of distinguished HRH the Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize by the University of Cambridge and Unilever. Dr. Sara Saeed is a co-founder of doctHERs pk, a digital platform which connects needy communities in Pakistan to high-quality healthcare.

    Pakistan-born, Komal Ahmad, develops phone app to feed almost 600,000 homeless people.

    Hamna Zubar running in NYC Marathon raised $10,000 for schools in Karachi.

    A daughter of Pakistan, Mariam Adil launched a video game to educate underprivileged.

    Project50Kids is a program designed to facilitate students unearth the true power of technology, a necessity to supersede in today’s competitive times.

    Other Achievements

    Some other interest facts about Pakistan are:

    Pakistan is the only Muslim Nuclear Power
    Pakistan enjoys a unique and central position in the Muslim World
    Pakistan has the honor to represent the whole Muslim World at Havana Conference
    First female Muslim prime minister was Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto (served 1988-1990 and 1993-1996)
    Pakistan is known as the Heart of Muslim World
    Pakistan is a strategically important country because it provides sea-connectivity to land-locked Central Asian states
    Tabassum Adnan, a Pakistani activist, has won the prestigious Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016, in Bogotá, Colombia

    Pakistani men have been ranked 3rd in the sexiest list

    UN Women named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first National Goodwill Ambassador

    Usman Khan for receiving Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2016 for his stunning contribution in the field of education in Pakistan through his NGO.

    Imran Umer, a Pakistani Model bags Mr. Dubai 2015 title

    EDIT on 13 June 2016: A new story has broke the internet today. Meet Zenith Irfan, the 21-year-old Pakistani girl with an adventurous spirit and equally bad-ass motorcycle that she’s using for a cross-country trip of Pakistan. (Remember: Only a few girls ride a motorcycle in Pakistan)

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