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Biafo Glacier Posted by on Sep 29, 2016

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

 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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Blonde Pakistanis!? Posted by on Sep 21, 2016

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

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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Keenjhar Lake-A Place of Popular Folklores Posted by on Sep 18, 2016

Keenjhar Lake is also popular to be known as Kalri Lake. This is situated in District of Thatta, Sindh. This lake is located about 122 km from Karachi. The lake extends to about 24 km and is 6 km broad. It is approximately 26 feet deep. The Indus River runs equidistant to the lake. Keenjhar…

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