You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed — that has nothing to do with the business of the State.
Did you know?
In 1842, Major General Charles Napier was commanded to quell a protracted rebellion in Sindh (now in Pakistan). He however exceeded his mandate and conquered the entire province. Once done, Napier is rumoured to have sent a telegram to his superiors with just one word, peccavi, Latin for "I have sinned".
Teri Yaad, the first ever film to be released in Pakistan, starred Nasir Khan, the brother of Indian star, Dilip Kumar (born Yusuf Khan).
Mind your Language, the British TV series was remade in the US as What a Country! in which the Pakistani character, Ali Nadeem, was played by Vijay Amritraj.
The Durand Cup, Indian football's premier football tournament is named after Mortimer Durand, a British civil servant. So is the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Durand Line.
In 1987, famed freedom fighter, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna. He was then a Pakistani national and thereby became the first non-Indian to be honoured so.
In 1990, the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian honour bestowed by the government of Pakistan, was awarded to Morarji Desai. He is the only Indian to have been so honoured.
The highest point in India is the peak of Kangchenjunga at 8586m. Technically though, K2 at 8611m and situated in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, is India's highest point.
While Urdu is its national language, more people speak Punjabi and its dialects in Pakistan than any other language. In 1998, only 7.57% of the population were Urdu speakers.
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