Every country and nation in the world strives to reach the horizon of fame in one field or another. Pakistan is also a country with some unique and interesting awards.
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The first Muslim woman Prime Minister
The first woman to be appointed as the Prime Minister of a Muslim country was also appointed in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto was the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.
ATM at the highest point
The highest ATM machine in the world is in Pakistan. Located at an altitude of 15,300 feet or 4,693 meters above sea level on the Khanjarab Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan, the National Bank of Pakistan’s ATM has the distinction of being the world’s highest point ATM.
The youngest Nobel laureate
The youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize was a Pakistani. Malala Yousafzai was just 17 years old when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Before Malala, Dr. Abdul Islam was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1979.
The highest highway
Karakoram Highway is the highest highway in the world. It crosses the world’s great mountain ranges, the Karakoram and the Himalayas, and connects the Chinese province of Xinjiang with the northern regions of Pakistan. Its height at the site of Dara Khanjrab is 4693 meters.
Football stronghold – Sialkot
Forty to sixty million foot balls are produced annually in and around Sialkot. That’s 60 to 70 percent of world football production. There are about 200 factories producing footballs in the region and it is the largest football-producing city in the world.
The longest irrigation system
Pakistan has the world’s longest canal based irrigation system. The system covers a total area of 14.4 million hectares.
Largest network of ambulances
The largest network of ambulances is in Pakistan. This is due to the NGO Edhi Foundation.
The youngest cricketer
A Pakistani cricketer also has the honor of playing international cricket at the youngest age. Hassan Raza was just 14 years and 227 days old when he played his first international match against Zimbabwe in 1996 in Faisalabad.
The fastest ball in cricket
Shoaib Akhtar has the distinction of being the fastest bowler in the history of cricket. Akhtar bowled a ball at a speed of 161.3 km per hour during a match against England in 2003.
The youngest civil judge
When Muhammad Elias passed the exam to become a civil judge in 1952, he was only twenty years old. He was allowed to take the exam on the condition that even if he passed the exam, he would not be employed before reaching the age of 23. However, he was later relaxed and allowed to work as a civil judge eight months later. Muhammad Elias was the youngest civil judge.