Surprising Pakistan  
       
         
   
 

Facts Which Surprise


While Greece has its Acropolis and Iran has its Persepolis, Pakistan has the world’s largest necropolis – the Makli Hills near Thatta.

Pakistan is home to remnant Dravidians, the original inhabitants of the Indus Valley, most of whom were displaced by the Aryans who built the great Civilization whose capital was Moen-jo-Daro.

Pakistan also houses:

  • World’s largest man-made irrigation system of its kind,
    including the Sukkur Barrage.
  • World’s largest earth filled dam, the Tarbela Dam.
  • World’s second largest Juniper Forest in Ziarat.
  • The largest bird sanctuary in Asia, the Haleji Lake.
  • World’s only habitat of Blind Dolphins at Sukkur.
  • World’s only habitat of Green Turtles at Karachi.
  • Asia’s longest suspension bridge in Gilgit.
  • World’s largest historical fort, the Rohtas Fort, the walls
    of which have remarkable similarity with the Great Wall of China.
  • The Masoom Clock Tower in Sukkur leans like the
    Leaning Tower of Pisa.
 
     
 
 
 
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