Queen's Baton Relay: Welcome to… Pakistan

Pakistan will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay as it makes its way around the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The country won five medals at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 - two golds in wrestling, a silver in Greco-Roman wrestling and two bronzes in boxing.

Pakistan also won five medals at the 2006 Games in Melbourne, Australia with a gold and bronze in weightlifting and silvers in boxing, hockey and shooting.

If you want to discover more information about Pakistan, visit the country's BBC profile page.

Pakistan Facts

  • In 2010, Naseem Hameed became the fastest woman in South Asia when she won gold in the 100m at the South Asia Games with a time of 11.81 seconds. It was the first time in history that a Pakistani woman had won the race at the Games.
  • Pakistan once boasted the tallest cake in the world, measuring at 105ft. (32m) They lost the title in 2008, when the Hakasima-Nilasari Culinary School in Indonesia built a 108ft (33m) cake.
  • The city of Sialkot in the Punjab province produces 70% of the world's hand-stitched footballs (around 40 million), and is also one of the world's leading producer of bagpipes, with 100,000 exported annually.

Mark Beaumont is following the baton around Pakistan. You can follow him on Twitter @BBCMarkBeaumont and on our Facebook page.

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