Facts About Pakistan


World' 5th Largest Democracy

World's 6th Largest Nation

Worlds third Largest English Speaking Nation

The roof of the world, Four out of 14 highest peaks are in Pakistan

Some of the longest glaciers outside polar region are in Pakistan

The largest Salt Deposits - Khewra Mines

One of the largest reserves of Natural Gas

One of the largest bird sanctuaries in the world - Haleji Lake

World Class Recognition in Textile, IT, Engineering services

World's Highest Railway Station - Kan Mehtarzai, Quetta

Road on the top of the world - Karakoram Highway (26,000 Feet)

Land of Majestic Mughal Empire

Land of the oldest Civilization - Indus Valley

Land of the oldest City of the World - Mohenjodaro

Land of the mightiest Rivers in the World - Indus, Ravi,Jehlum,Chenab,Satluj,


Over 50 Foreign Companies have plant to set up R&D facilities in Pakistan in the past five years. This includes GE, Bell Labs, Du Pont, Daimler Chrysler, Eli Lilly, Intel, Monsanto, Texas instruments, Caterpillar, Cummins, GM, Microsoft and IBM.

Pakistan's telecom infrastructure between Karachi, Lahore and New York, provides one of the largest bandwidth capacity in the World.

With more than 100 universities, 150 research institutions and 200 higher education institutes, Pakistan produces 100,000 engineering graduates and another 100,000 technically trained graduates qualify out in Pakistan annually.

Besides, another 0.5 million other graduates qualify out in Pakistan annually.

The Pakistan Institute of Technology (GIIT) and NED University of Engineering and Technology is among the top 10 universities from which many of the world's biggest consulting firms, hire most.

Five of the world's major Automobile makers are obtaining components from Pakistani Companies

New emerging Industries areas include, Mechatronics, Bio Technology, Clinical Research and Pharmaceuticals

Pakistan revenues from IT will reach 5 Billion Dollar in the Year 2010.

Atlas Honda with 0.75 M Motorcycles a year is now one of the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.

Pakistan is the 5th largest tractor manufacturer in the World Pakistan is the 9th largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the World

Suzuki, which makes many cars in Pakistan, has decided to make Pakistan its manufacturing, Export and Research hub outside Japan.

Hyundai Pakistan is set to become the global small car hub for the Korean giant and will produce latest cars in Pakistan.

By 2010 Pakistan is set to supply half a million cars to Hyundai Korea and Suzuki.


Pakistan is one of the world's largest exporters of textiles and related products such are yarn and cotton.

Garment exports are expected to increase from the current level of 1.5 Billion Dollar to 8 Billion Dollar by 2010.

Pakistan is one of the world's largest jewellery and precious gems exporter in the world, its exports were worth 0.75 Billion Dollar in 2004

About 4 out of 10 precious stones sold anywhere in the world, Pass thru Pakistan.

Mobile phones are growing by about 1.0 Million a month. Long distance rates are down by two-thirds in five years and by 80% for data transmission.

Many US and European Giants Chains sources $ 0.5 Billion worth of goods from Pakistan- Quarter of their apparel. It is expected to increase to $ 2 Billion in the next 2 years.

The country's foreign Exchange reserves stand at an all-time high of $120 Billion.


Pakistan is among seven countries that launch their own satellites.

Pakistan's PAKSAT is among the world's largest domestic satellite communication systems.

Pakistan is among only few countries that have ADVANCED SPACE PROGRAM. All of its satellites were indigenously manufactured.

Pakistan is only country which intents to put its national in Space.

Pakistan is among the few countries in the world have built its own Nuclear Power Station by its own indigenous technology.

Pakistan is among few countries in the world that have built its own Training Aircraft (MASHAQ) by its own indigenous technology.

Pakistan has started the production of F-17 Thunder Fighter Aircrafts in Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra.


Nobel Prize in Physics, 1979 - Dr. Abdus Salam

Designer and Architect of Sears Towers - Dr. Fazal ur Rahman

Architect of Saudi Arabian Desalination Program - Arshad Hussain

First Governor of Saudi Monetary Agency (SAMA) - Anwar Ali

Author of Constitution of Malaysia - Fazal Qader

Chief Advisor to Economic Plans, Malaysia - Mahboob ur Rahman

Founder of Int. Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy - Dr. Abdus Salam

Advisor to Saudi Civil Aviation Authority: Dr. Salam Moinee + Hyder Ali

First Commander in Chief, Zimbabwe Air Force - Air Marshal Dawood Pota

President of the United Nations and Judge of Int. Court - Zafarullah Khan

Many times worlds champion of Squash - Jehangir Khan, Jan Sher Khan, Roshan Khan.

Leader in Organic Chemistry - Dr. Atta ur Rahman

Princes of Jordan - Price Sarwat Sulatana (Wife of Prince Hasan)

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