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1. Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.
2. Air Commodore Muhammad Mahmood Alam downed five Indian aircraft in less than a minute— the first four within 30 seconds — establishing a world record.
3. Pakistan has been listed among Next Eleven (or N-11), the eleven countries that along with the BRICS (A grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development) have a high potential of becoming the world’s largest economies in the 21st century.
4. In the last five years, Pakistan’s literacy rate has grown by 250%, the largest increase in any country to date.
5. The world’s second highest and the ninth highest mountains, K2 and Nanga Parbat respectively, are in Pakistan.
6. World’s youngest certified Microsoft Experts Arfa Kareem and Babar Iqbal are from Pakistan.
7. Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world.
8. Pakistan is a multilingual country with more than sixty languages being spoken.
9. Pakistan is the second-most populous Muslim-majority country.
10. Tarbela Dam is the World’s largest earth filled dam and the second largest dam overall.
11. Edhi is running the World’s largest Ambulance network.