A picture hidden from the World In the recent times due to rendezvous between political forces and media, an ugliest picture about my country has been portrayed in front of the world, a picture that holds no color or I am not wrong to say “It’s all black just black”. I’m struggling to unveil the true picture that hold millions of colors, so bright and so shiny that can dazzle one’s eyes. If you are son of a soil, and you love your country as much as I do then you will help me fight against those who are painting your land as a black corner of this world. “Spread the truth as much as you can, fight for the right”Pakistan meaning the “The land of pure” where each day the sun rises with a new hope, with an enduring majesty as the rays of light flushing down towards the snowcapped peaks of Himalaya’s and Nanga Parbat. A land where love finds a meaning in the heart warming hospitability of people, a land where history and ancient civilization mystifies one’s heart, a land where spiritualism unveils its mystery at the shrines of Sufi Saints. This is the land I belong to, this is the land I’ll die for and this is the land that defines my identity.
The Invincible 167 Million : 6th largest Nation of the World
The invincible 167 million Pakistani’s progressing forward with high hopes and a mission holding an unquenchable thirst to be the world leader’s soon. Despit the chaos, despite the ill spilled by the westeren media to demoralize the nation and to uproot the patriotism from the hearts and minds of people of this country, despite the foreign funded terrorists bombing hundreds of Pakistani’s each day painting the roads red with the blood of young children, women and men. Every drop of it shouts back loud ” You can never take us down, We’ll fight back till our last breath“. Reminding you this is the nation which has a 7th largest pool of scientists and Engineers in the World. and the country that is ranked 9th in the world where English language is spoken and used as an official language.
Pakistan: World 7th largest Pool of Scientists and Engineer
The Might : 7th Nuclear Power of the World
On May 28, 1998, Pakistan became the 7th nuclear power of the world giving a loud and clear message to the enemies that this nation is fully equipped and ready to defend it’s sovereignty. Pakistan has world 7th largest standing arm forces, well trained possessing state of the art technology. Pakistan Air force (PAF) is the symbol of pride for the nation and a galaxy of highly trained professionals emerged in latest technological developments. The highly skilled PAF personals are renowned for their excellence and handling of aircraft and surely are the worst fear for the enemies.
Pakistan: The Roof Top of the WorldPakistan the land of grand mountain ranges, a land that holds 4 out of 14 most highest peaks in the world. K2 the second highest mountain in the world with all it’s grandeur symbolizing the pride and strength of the people of Pakistan .
Pakistan: K2 the 2nd highest mountain peak in the World Hunza is said to be a place ” Where Time Stops and Fairy Treads“, Kalash and Chitral are the natural wonders of the world where poetic verses find their inspirations from the beauty and elegance of high peak mountains, lush green fields and the fragrant breeze singing across the poplar trees. Some of the places which are not highlighted by the media but still due to their magnitude find their places on the World record books are ; Aisa’s Highest Railway Station Kan Mehtarzai, that is located 2240 meters above sea level near Quetta.
Pakistan: Asia’s Highest Railway Station ” Kan Mehtarzai “
Pakistan: Lalazar often termed as most beautiful place on earth
Pakistan: Nanga Parbat 9th Highest Peak in the World What it would feel like to play a sport that is wild, challenging and manly at the top of the world surrounded by the drumbeats and the music of the reed instrument. Yes Shandur Polo tournament is played every year at World’s highest Polo ground at Shandur, Northern Pakistan .
Pakistan: Shundur Polo festival at the World’s highest Polo ground
Karakoram Highway: Eighth Wonder of the World
Karakoram Highway runs through the northern areas connecting Pakistan with China’s Xingjiang province is often described as ” Eighth Wonder of the World” due to the marvel of civil engineering as it has taken 15 years to complete by the Pakistan Army Engineers in collaboration with China. It’s been labeled as ” World’s highest paved international Road” under world’s toughest terrain.
Pakistan: Karakoram Highway World’s highest paved international Road
World’s Largest Deep Sea Port : Gwader
“Gwa” means Air and “Dar” means door, and the word Gawadar means ” The door of the wind” is the world’s largest deep sea port lies in southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan. The design and construction of the port is carried out in collaboration with China and it has just started it’s operation.It’s going to emerge as a world’s biggest skyline due to it’s capacity and infrastructure of handling bulk carriers. It has been declared as a Duty Free Port and Free Economic Zone by the Pakistani government that has increased the commercial worth manifolds. It has an immense geostrategic importance as it is the entrance to the Persian Gulf and is considered to be a substitute of Dubai Port.
Gawader: World’s Largest Deep Sea Port
Khewra Mines : Second Largest Salt Mine in the World
Khewra Salt Mine located in Khewra, Jehlum Punjab, Pakistan is the second largest Salt Mine in the world and is considered to be the oldest in the subcontinent. It was said that discovery of Salt mines were not done by Alexander or his army but by their horses as they started licking the stones when they stopped here for rest. Thousand of visitors each year visit Khewra Salt mines and get fascinated by the nature’s miracle in the heart of mountains.
Khewra Salt Mine: Second Largest Salt Mine in the World
Haleji Lake : Asia’s largest Bird Sanctuary
Pakistan is a land of serene beauty , a country with diverse wild life , fresh water lakes, a 1046 km coast lines. Some of the most unique species of birds are found in northern Pakistan with awe-inspiring natural wonders like Lake Saiful Maluk, Lake Shandur , Dudipatsar Lake , kutwal lake, Zalzal lake and many more. But Haleji has it’s own significance as it is Asia ’s largest waterfowl reserve. During winter thousands of birds of different species fly down to Haleji from Siberian colder areas
Pakistan: The heavenly Shandur Lake
Thar Desert: One amongst the largest deserts in the World
Thar is a arid region in the north western part of Indian subcontinent, it lies mostly in Indian state of Rajasthan but it covers eastern Sindh province and the southeastern portion of Pakistan ’s Punjab province. It is amongst one of the largest deserts in the world rich multifaceted culture, heritage, traditions, folk tales, dances and music. The poetic expression of Kafi written by Sufi poets of Sindh resonates in the cold nights as the Thari musicians start singing them on sorrowing rhythmic beats. In the night the granules of the sand lit up like stars as the moonlight walks on them.
The land of oldest Civilization : Indus Valley and Mohenjo-Daro
Moenjodaro is the province of Sindh, Pakistan and archeology trace back it exitence 5000 years ago. It provides an earliest instance of exemplary form of town planning and community organization and found to be as one of the oldest cities known today. It is said to be the pilgrimage of ancient ruins. The splendor of Indus Valley civilization spread over a thousand mile from the high peak snowy mountains of Kashmir to the glittering sand dunes facing the Arabian Sea . One of the oldest known civilization that flourished in the Indus river Basin embraced within its fold almost the entire country now known as Pakistan . Areas where Pakistan is leading!!! The areas where Pakistan is leading the way and others where it is threatening to in near future are: 1. Pakistan is the most connected country in South Asia, with the highest teledensity 2. Pakistan’s communications costs are lower than any other country in the region 3. Pakistan has the world’s largest biometric database (NADRA); this system (not the data) is now being provided to allied countries 4. Pakistan has the world’s largest WiMAX network 5. Pakistan has one of the world’s most aggressive Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollouts 6. Pakistan has one of the highest rates of cellular connectivity growth in the world (According to PTA 2007’s report the rate of growth in Pakistan’s mobile sector is fourth highest in the world) 7. Pakistan was the winner of the 2007 GSM industry association award 8. The US is importing UAVs designed and built in Pakistan to protect America’s borders 9. With WLL (CDMA), WiMAX, GSM and FTTH, Pakistan is pretty much leading the pack in terms of diversity and breadth of connectivity 10. According to Gartner, Pakistan is a “first category” off shoring location; this ranking has grown by leaps and bounds 11. Pakistani companies won several awards at Asia’s APICTA startup/innovation conference and were considered the most “interesting” and cutting edge in Asia 12. The world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional is a Pakistani and so if the world’s youngest Cisco CCNA professional 13. Pakistani students excelled in MIT’s global software talent competition 14. Citations of Pakistani scientific publications are rising sharply 15. Over two dozen Pakistani scientists are working on the Large Hadrons Collider; the grandest experiment in the history of Physics.
PAKISTAN is suffering through many crises at once. Clashes in the tribal areas between the military and local forcesÂ a nationalist rebellion in Baluchistan; the lingering conflict with India over Kashmir; the lawyers movement, political crisis, and economic crisis.
But with above all crisis Pakistan,its culture and heritage is very beautiful.
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan
Boats on Indus River
Karakoram Range, Pakistan
Driver with hi auto rickshaw
Food Street Lahore
Islamabad Refuge kids flying Kites
Food in Pakistan