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Biafo Glacier Posted by on Sep 29, 2016

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The Biafo Glacier is a 63 km (39 mi) long glacier in the Karakoram Mountains of the northern areas of Pakistan which meets the 49 km (30 mi) long Hispar Glacier at an altitude of 5,128 m (16,824 ft) at Hispar La (Pass) to create the world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions. This highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms, Nagar (immediately south of Hunza) in the west with Baltistan in the east.…

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Kashmir Issue between India and Pakistan Posted by on Sep 27, 2016

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 The state of Jammu and Kashmir (کشمیر), which existed in 1947 when the Subcontinent achieved its independence, had started taking shape in 1846, when the Valley of Kashmir was sold by the British East India Company to Ghulab Singh (گلاب سنگھ)  of Jammu. In 1947 the area of the State of Jammu and Kashmir was 84471 Sq.…

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Weather related terms in Urdu Posted by on Sep 25, 2016

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Weather related terms in Urdu: weather mosem – موسم bad weather kherab mosem – خراب موسم cold serd – سرد cool khunkey – خنکی foggy dhund – دھند hot garem – گرم nice weather acha mosem – اچھا موسم rain baresh – بارش raining baresh ho rehey – بارش ہو رہی snow beref – برف snowing beref barey horehey – برف باری ہورہی ice beref – برف…

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Blonde Pakistanis!? Posted by on Sep 21, 2016

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Situated in the Pakistani mountains, bordering the Taliban-controlled region of Afghanistan, is a most unusual tribe of white, European-looking people known as the Kalash. Many of the Kalash have blond hair and blue eyes, an appearance which stands in stark contrast to their darker-skinned neighbors in the rest of Pakistan. Not only do the Kalash…

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Hanna Lake Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

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Hanna Lake is a lake near Quetta city in Balochistan province of Pakistan. It is surrounded by mountains which gives it a beautiful look. This beautiful lake is 14 km from Quetta. and a little short of the place where the Urak Valley begins. The water of lake gives turquoise reflection within bare brown surroundings.…

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