Seven facts you don’t know about Pakistan Armed Forces
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – The armed forces of Pakistan are very popular among the country’s population. And not only because they protect the borders, but also because the military helps people during all kinds of emergencies: be it earthquakes, floods and other natural and man-made disasters.
The force that has vowed to uphold the green and white flag of Pakistan is highly regarded by ordinary people.
No 1 – Pakistan Army ranks 13th in force in the world
According to a report by Business Insider on the 25 largest armed forces in the world, Pakistan took 13th place.
This says a lot about the stability and capabilities of the Pakistani armed forces, despite the fact that they have to work with limited resources compared to other comparable armed forces in the world.
No 2 – Pakistan ranks 17th in the world in terms of armed forces
In the ranking of global firepower in 2018, Pakistan was named the 17th largest army.
When compiling the rating, the forces of more than 130 countries were taken into account.
No 3 – Pakistan’s military is the strongest in the Islamic world
Pakistan is the only Islamic country with a nuclear arsenal, which makes its army the most powerful force in the Islamic world.
Although the Business Insider ranking puts Egypt and Turkey above the Pakistani military, neither Turkey nor Egypt have nuclear weapons.
No 4 – Pakistan has the most women in the army (among Islamic countries)
Since 1947, a large number of women have served in the Pakistani armed forces in various fields.
Currently, Pakistan has the largest number of women who have served in the armed forces in all the armies of Islamic countries. And their roles are not limited to the medical or engineering corps.
No 5 – Pakistan Air Force – 10th strongest aircraft in the world
70,000 people, 951 aircraft and two types of combat and observation drones – these are the country’s air forces today.
No 6 – Pakistan is the 5th largest participant in UN peacekeeping missions
More than 6,000 Pakistani troops are on UN peacekeeping missions.
No 7 – There are no and never suicides in Pakistan army
Suicide among military personnel in military service remains an alarming reality in all countries of the world.
However, the suicide rate in Pakistan is 0%.
This fact demonstrates the resilience of the Pakistani military and their psychological stability.
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