11 Misconceptions About Pakistan That The World Needs To Clear 

Pakistan isn't just what you know.

11 Misconceptions About Pakistan That The World Needs To Clear 
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Have you ever heard people believing in a myth about your native place? You must have. It may be India, America, Iran, South Africa, or any other nation in the world, everyone has a common issue. And it is the misconceptions people have created for them. Just like other countries, there are many things about Pakistan that we believe are facts, but they are actually myths.

That's why today I am here with some real details about Pakistan that will surely give you a new image of the country. For the beginning, I would love to tell you that Pakistan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with magnificent valleys and views. It's sad that people believe in all the stereotype things about the country that are not even true.

But after reading this article, I hope the old saga will transform. So, let's start.

1. Women are oppressed in Pakistan.

1. Women are oppressed in Pakistan.

Though the condition of women in Pakistan needs more improvement, this is a misconception that Pakistani women aren't given rights. In Pakistan, men and women are given equal rights. It's believed that women of today enjoy a better status than the past. Women are a part of every system in Pakistan may it be social, economic, political, sports or entertainment. 

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To the women in Pakistan.

To the women in Pakistan.
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It's good that approximately every country in the world is allowing its women equal rights. 

2. Pakistanis are uneducated and illiterate.

2. Pakistanis are uneducated and illiterate.
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The most common misconception about Pakistan is that the country is uneducated and illiterate. But this isn't true. The literacy rate in Islamabad ranges 96%. Likewise, 92 million Pakistanis (49% of the population) speak English which makes Pakistan one of the top English-speaking nations in the world. 

In terms of education, though Pakistan has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world and the second largest out of school population, the country produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates per year.

3. Everyone has weapons at their homes.

3. Everyone has weapons at their homes.
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Weapons may be the first thing that came into your mind when I asked about Pakistan. But you will be glad to know that the country has one of the best hill stations and sights, plus the people of the country live a normal life just like us. They have jobs just like we do and they have genuine family and friends just like us. They are all just like us. It's difficult to understand why someone ever came up with these myths.

You didn't know this, right?

You didn't know this, right?
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There are many more to go. Keep reading.

4. Pakistan is in the Middle East.

4. Pakistan is in the Middle East.
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Many of you must have this misconception. Let me help. Pakistan is in South Asia, not in the Middle East. 

5. Pakistanis don't party.

5. Pakistanis don't party.
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Pakistanis enjoy partying. How can anyone not enjoy a party? Have you ever heard of Pakistani weddings? If not, you need to know. Pakistani weddings are one of the most festive and enthusiastic marriages that take place around the globe. 

Here comes the party!

Here comes the party!
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Every moment is the right moment if you wanna party! 

6. The transportation in Pakistan is of medieval times.

6. The transportation in Pakistan is of medieval times.
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It's believed that Pakistanis travel via horse and carriages called 'Tanga', camel carts or donkey carts. This is partially true. Yes, they still use such modes of transportation, but they have the advanced cars on their streets as well. It's gathered that with time, the number of cars on Pakistani roads has tripled.

7. All women wear a burqa.

7. All women wear a burqa.
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This isn't true. Women in Pakistan are given the right to wear whatever they wish to. There isn't any dress code for the women. They can go out covered from head to toe and also in western outfits.

8. Men in Pakistan are always seen in turbans.

8. Men in Pakistan are always seen in turbans.
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Like every country has its culture, Pakistan has its own. Dresses in the country differ from region according to the weather conditions. The men there, are as fashionable as in other countries. I think the handsome Pakistani men like Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Hamza Ali Abbasi and more are enough to correct your mindset about Pakistani clothing.

Told you!

Told you!
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Isn't it a good news?

9. Pakistanis speak Arabic.

9. Pakistanis speak Arabic.
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Pakistan's national language is Urdu. People there also use English. 

10. Pakistan is underdeveloped.

10. Pakistan is underdeveloped.
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According to UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), Pakistan comes under the list of developing countries. The country is home to a wide variety of wildlife, serving an extreme diversified geography and climate. The industrial sector of the country is the third-largest sector of the economy, accounting for 20.3% of GDP. The country's infrastructure attracts tourism and transports. Its development in science and technology has helped the country to connect to the outer world. 

11. There is no fashion world, sports and entertainment in Pakistan.

11. There is no fashion world, sports and entertainment in Pakistan.
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Fashion shows are an everyday affair in Pakistan. Are you aware of Fashion Pakistan Week? Talking about the sports, the Pakistan Sports Board controls 39 sporting federations. According to sources, over recent years there has been an increase in sporting activity in Pakistan. 

Now, have you ever heard of Lollywood and Kariwood? These are the Cinema of Pakistan located in two largest cities, Lahore and Karachi. 

There were many things about Pakistan you people weren't aware of, right? But I hope after reading all these facts, you must have encountered and cleared many of our misconceptions. Do share this with your friends and let them also know about these realities of Pakistan. 

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