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The Highest Civil Award in Pakistan: Nishan-e-PakistanThe Military Award in Pakistan: Nishan-e-Haider
The Largest Dam: The Tarbela dam in NWFP, with a volume of 142,000,000 cubic meters.
The Largest Earth-filled dam: Tarbela Dam
The Longest River: The Indus River with a length of 2,880 km
The Largest Canal: The Liyod Barrage Canal
The Largest Barrage: The Sukkur Barrage, Sind. It is also the largest barrage in the world
The Largest Manmade Lake: Keenjhar Lake in Sindh with a length of 32km (20miles) and width of 10km (6miles). It is about 25km from Thatta.
The Largest Lake: Manshhar Lake in Dadu District, Sindh. It is also the largest in Asia.
The Most Beautiful Lake: Lake Saiful Maluk in Kagan Valley, NWFP.
The Coldest Place: Ziarat in Balochistan.
The Hottest Place: Jacobabad in Sindh. Temperature rising upto 128 F in Summer.
The Place of the Highest Snowfall: Skardu in Gilgit District, Northern Areas.
The Rainiest Place: Murree in Rawalpindi District (Punjab), with mean annual rainfall of about 1,484 mm (164cm).
The Rainiest District. The Sialkot District in the Gujranwala division (The Punjab)
The Highest Peak: K-2, in Skardu (Northern Areas) with a height of 28,250 feet (8,610 metres). It is the second highest peak in the World after Mount Everest.
The Largest Park: Ayub National Park in Rawalpindi (Punjab) with an area of 2,300 acres.
The Largest Seaport: Karachi
The Largest Library: The Punjab Public Library, Lahore
The Largest Museum: The Lahore Museum, Lahore.
The Largest and Oldest: University: The Punjab University, Lahore.
The Largest Mosque: Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, with an area of 1,89,705 square meters.
The main hall of the mosques has the capacity to accommodate 10,000 persons, while another 200,000 persons can offer prayers in its surroundings. It is designed by a Turkish architect Mr. Vedat Dallokay. Itís estimated cost was $45 million. Its foundation was laid by Saudi King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz. It is also the largest mosque in the World.
The Largest Radio Station: Islamabad Radio Station of 1000 kilowatts
The Most widely and Circulated Newspaper: The Daily Jang
The Tallest Building: Habib Bank Plaza in Karachi.
The Highest Pass: Muztagh Pass in Northern Areas at elevation of 19,030 feet.
The Longest Tunnel: The Lowari Tunnel with a length of 5 miles. It is 30 feet wide, and connects Chitral with Northern Areas.
The Longest Road: The Shahra-e-Pakistan from Karachi to Peshawar
The Largest Industry: Cotton Textiles Industry, Faisalabad is its main center.
The Largest Industrial Plant: Pakistan Steel Mills, Karachi, Pakistan
The Largest Shipping Company: The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)
The Largest Desert: The Thar Desert, Sindh. It is the 9th Largest desert in the World
The Tallest Tower and Monument: Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore, with a height of about 196 feet 8 inches.
The Most Populous Province: Punjab
The Least Populous Province: Bolochistan
The Smallest Province: NWFP with an area of 74,521 square km
The Largest City: Karachi, Sindh.
The Most Populous City: Karachi, Sindh
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