1. Pakistan is home to one of the largest salt mines in the world.

2. On November 11, 1949, some fishermen from Baba Bhit Island captured a whale weighing between 14,000 and 19,000 kilograms (15 and 21 tons), 12 meters (41 feet) long and 7 meters (23 feet) wide. This was listed for 37 years in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the largest catches, until 1988.

3. Benazir Bhutto was the first Muslim woman who served as prime minister of a democratic state and Islam country.

4. The Tharparkar Desert in the southern area of Pakistan stands as the only fertile desert of the world .

5. The city of Quetta is surrounded by hills on all sides – a natural fort.

6. Pakistan has the world’s largest volunteer ambulance organization, which was founded by Sattar Edhi.

7. Sialkot in Pakistan is the world’s largest producer of hand-stitched footballs .

8. Pakistan has been a major contributor to the UN Peacekeeping Forces by being the nation to provide the most troops to the UN missions.

9. There is a lake in Naran, Pakistan, called Ansoo Lake, that is famous for its tear shape.

10. Pakistan’s Babar Iqbal, at 12 years old, became the youngest Microsoft-certified technology specialist.

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