Pakistan achieved independence from British Rule on 14 August 1947, and became member of the United Nations on 30 September 1947. Pakistan is 6th largest country in terms of population, and 36th largest in terms of area. Pakistan is 25th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, 42nd largest in terms of nominal GDP, and has 8th largest army in the world. Pakistan conducted its nuclear tests on 28 May 1998 and is one of the eight declared nuclear power states in the world.
Adverse Civil-Military Relations
Pakistan army is taking control of Prime Minister house on October 12, 1999.
Pakistan throughout its history has been passing through grave crises, but the main problem that is hindering progress is adverse civil-military relations. Pakistan has witnessed three Martial Laws since her birth in 1947. The first martial law (1958–1971) was culminated in the disintegration of Pakistan; the second martial law (1977–1988) was culminated in extremism, sectarianism & rigidity in the Pakistani nation, and Indian occupation of the Siachen glacier; and the third martial law (1999–2008) was culminated in the terrorism and load shedding (Pakistan became third most dangerous country in the world during the third martial law). Besides, Pakistan loses billions every year in result of anarchy resulted by adverse civil-military relations.
SPORTS IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan has been the most successful country in Hockey and has won the Men’s Hockey World Cup for four times in: 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994. Hockey is the national game of Pakistan.
Cricket is the most popular sport in Pakistan. And, Pakistan has won the Cricket ODI World Cup of 1992, Cricket T20 World Cup of 2009, and Cricket Champions Trophy in June, 2017.
Pakistan has been the most successful country in Squash also. Pakistan has won squash men’s world open for 14 times. Eight times by Jansher Khan, and six times by Jahangir Khan.
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