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  Pakistan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Pakistan is bordered by India on the east, the Arabian Sea on the south, Iran on the southwest, and Afghanistan on the west and north; in the northeast is the disputed territory (with India) of Kashmir, of which the part occupied by Pakistan borders on China.
Pakistan may be divided into four geographic regions—the plateau of W Pakistan, the plains of the Indus and Punjab rivers, the hills of NW Pakistan, and the mountains of N Pakistan.
The turbulence of the region was intensified by the fierce forays of Baluchi and Pathan tribespeople from the mountainous hinterlands.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Pakistan_history.asp   (5431 words)

 Pakistan - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Pakistan is a federal republic comprising four provinces: Sind, Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Baluchistan, administered by appointed governors and local governments drawn from elected provincial assemblies; Tribal Areas, which are administered by the central government; and the Federal Capital Territory of Islamabad.
Pakistan received US military aid, which was used in 1965 in the war with India over Kashmir (see India).
Pakistan's test-firing of missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads was seen as deliberately antagonistic by India, and troop build-ups on the Kashmir line of control continued.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Pakistan   (5721 words)

 List of mountains in Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistan contains five of the highest fourteen independent peaks in the world (the eight-thousanders) and many other high peaks, in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Hindu Raj ranges.
It is notable that four of the highest fourteen peaks in the world lie in the Concordia region around Baltoro Glacier, which is the largest glacier outside the polar region.
Note: The following list includes many peaks which are not usually classed as independent mountains, but instead are considered subpeaks of other mountains, due to having low topographic prominence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_mountains_in_Pakistan   (156 words)

 Pakistan -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The President of Pakistan is the Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and is elected for a five-year term by the Electoral College of Pakistan – comprising the Senate, the National Assembly, and the four Provincial Assemblies.
Pakistan was an ally of the United States for much of its early history as a modern nation-state, from the 1950s and as a member of CENTO (Central Treaty Organization) and SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization).
Pakistan's religious demographics were influenced by the movement of populations in 1947 (millions of Muslims moved to Pakistan and millions of Hindus and Sikhs moved to India) and the war in Afghanistan (millions of refugees who have become permanent residents).
www.pakistangrid.com   (5700 words)

 Broad Peak: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/broad_peak   (544 words)

The Himalaya is a mountain range in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
By extension, it is also the name of the massive mountain system which includes the Himalaya proper, the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush, and a host of minor ranges extending from the Pamir Knot.
The Salween, Mekong, the Yangtze and the Huang He (Yellow River) all originate from parts of the Tibetan plateau that are geologically distinct from the Himalaya mountains, and are therefore not considered true Himalayan rivers.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Himalaya   (1614 words)

 Introduction to Pakistan: Section 6: Mountain Ranges, Peaks and Passes
Thirteen of the world’s 30 tallest peaks are in Pakistan.
Pakistan has the densest concentration of high mountains in the world: five peaks over 8,000 meters (26,000 feet) and 101 peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 feet) above sea level within a radius of 180 kilometers (112 miles).
It is the widest and lowest of all the mountain passes, reaching a maximum elevation of 1,072 m (3,517 ft).
www.wildlifeofpakistan.com /IntroductiontoPakistan/mountainpeakandpassesofPakistan.htm   (1000 words)

 *** Adventure Tours Pakistan - Mountain Tourism in Pakistan ***   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Pakistan northern valleys with scattered population, demonstrate the variety one could expect of a boundary zone.
mountain passes Kafir valley of Birir, Rambur and Bamburet are lying with in the boundaries of Chitral.
The high mountain of northern areas and Chitral have different ice climbing sites with easy approached from the road heads being a winter sport exclusively it is another mountain sport event which is nonprevalent in the country except that it is a part of mountaineering.
atp.com.pk /atp/mountain-tourism.htm   (1349 words)

 Mountain Regions
This type of a mountain is all that remains of a plateau after rivers or glaciers erode the plateau to form peaks and valleys.
Mountains are filled with valuable resources such as metals like copper, zinc, and iron, coal as well as jewels such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.
mountain gorilla is endangered because of poaching and deforestation.
www.chariho.k12.ri.us /faculty/riordan/Mountains/MountainsoftheWorld.html   (4718 words)

 [Eco-list] Book on Pakistan's mountain heritage launched   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Book on Pakistan's mountain heritage launched The News, By our correspondent, 26/6/2002 http://www.jang-group.com/thenews/jun2002-daily/26-06-2002/metro/i4.htm ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is devising a comprehensive strategy to "preserve and protect the mountain heritage of Pakistan".
Speaking at the launching ceremony of 'Mountain Heritage of Pakistan, An Essential Quest' held at the United Nations Information Center in with the collaboration of UNESCO Tuesday, FAO Representative in Pakistan Adal M Aboul-Naga vowed to extend all possible cooperation to the government of Pakistan in preserving the mountain assets of the country.
The title of 'Mountain Heritage of Pakistan, An Essential Quest' happens to be one of the paintings of Raja Changez Sultan.
lists.isb.sdnpk.org /pipermail/eco-list/2002-June/002637.html   (346 words)

 k2 - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
K2 (also known as Mount Godwin-Austen, Lambha Pahar, Chogori, Kechu or Dapsang) is a mountain in the Karakoram, part of the Himalaya range, on the border between China and the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
At 8,611 metres, it ranks as the second highest in the world after Mount Everest (8,850m).
The mountain was first surveyed by a European in 1856.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/K2   (318 words)

 Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Pakistan was established as a modern state in 1947, but the region has a long history of settlement and civilisation including some of the most ancient cultures.
Pakistan was formed on August 14, 1947 with two Muslim-majority wings in the eastern and northwestern regions of the South Asia, separated by Hindu-majority India, and comprising the provinces of Balochistan, East Bengal, the North-West Frontier Province, West Punjab and Sindh.
Pakistan is an active member of the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the latter of which Pakistan has used as a forum for Enlightened Moderation,[21] a plan to promote a renaissance and enlightenment in the Muslim world.
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 Pakistan, India mountaineers to take part in peace climb -DAWN - National; August 24, 2002
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23: The renowned mountaineer and a conqueror of Mount Everest, Nazir Sabir, has left for Switzerland to participate in a peace climb in the Aletsch region of Swiss Alps from August 23 to Sept 2.
This serious threat to local ecology of this region has occurred as a consequence of the 18 years long military conflict between Pakistan and India, which was sparked by the illegal occupation of the region by the Indian army in 1984.
It is hoped the IUCN and UIAA, with the support of the climbers from Pakistan and India would be able to build pressure on respective government to achieve peace in Siachen area through extensive media coverage of the peace climb.
www.dawn.com /2002/08/24/nat3.htm   (364 words)

 Karakoram - China-related Topics KA-KD - China-Related Topics
Located in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan or the Northern Areas of Pakistan, the Karakoram is one of the great Himalayan mountain ranges, with many of the highest and most daunting peaks of the world.
It is located on the border of Pakistan and India with China, about 500 km (300 mi) in length, and is the most heavily glacierglaciated part of the world outside of the polar regions.
Mountain glaciers may serve as an indicator of climate change, advancing and receding with long-term changes in temperature and precipitation.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Karakoram   (380 words)

 List of mountains -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
See also: List of mountains in Greece, Greek names of mountains, List of mountains in Bulgaria.
List of mountains and hills of the British Isles by height
Mauna Loa a volcanic seamount that is earth's largest mountain, when measured from its base under the ocean.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/List_of_mountains   (1629 words)

 Pakistan - Country Profile
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved.
Terrain: Flat Indus plain in east; mountains in north and northwest; Balochistan plateau in west.
Discover Pakistan: Pakistan’s main attractions include cultural and archaeological tourism as found in Taxila, Moenjodaro, Harrappa, and early Muslim and Mughal heritage at Multan, Lahore, Thatta, Peshawar and Swat.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/pakistan.htm   (668 words)

 Pakistan Travel Web > Adventure Club > Adventure News > Famous Mountains of Pakistan
Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush are the famous mountain ranges, which have several prominent peaks in Pakistan.
Although we have the worlds highest mountains in Pakistan but mountain climbing is not very popular in the country.
Nanga Parbat is the second highest peak in Pakistan while it is the highest in Himalayan range (in Pakistan).
www.travel.web.pk /adventureclub/news/news_02.asp   (653 words)

 Broken back syndrome - The Washington Times: Commentary - May 23, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Pakistan has nurtured close relations with "axis of evil" Iran.
A.Q. Khan, architect of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, was secretly assisting Iran's nuclear ambitions for the last 18 years.
That was when the U.S. B-52s carpet-bombed the mountain range straddling the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and then relied on local warlords and their militia to hunt down bin Laden and his entourage.
washingtontimes.com /commentary/20050522-110114-6237r.htm   (788 words)

 The Mountains of Pakistan: Chogolisa / Bride Peak 7654m
In 1955, members of the Harvard Mountaineering Club are stated to have explored the Chogolisa glacier.
It was on the way down on the 27th June, 1957, that Hermann Buhl, a mountaineer who had to his credit, at that time, climbed two 8000 meter high peaks, suddenly disappeared.
Captain A. Wajih of the Pakistan Army was the liaison officer.
www.everestnews.com /stories004sec4002/chogolisa12122003.htm   (781 words)

 Tourism in Northern Pakistan's Karakoram & Hindukush Mountains
The Karakoram and Hindukush, at the western end of the great mountain chain of South Asia and Central Asia, contain the greatest concentration of high peaks and the greatest expanse of glaciers of any mountain range outside the subpolar zones of our planet.
These mountains are also home to a kaleidoscope of people, whose diversity and uniqueness offer a personal counterpoint to the immensity of the physical terrain and climate extremes.
Our reward has been the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world and the gracious warmth and hospitality of the people we have met.
www.mockandoneil.com /about-kh.htm   (339 words)

 Pakistan gains in Al Qaeda hunt | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
SOUTH WAZIRISTAN, PAKISTAN – Many Al Qaeda and Taliban guerrillas in Waziristan are fleeing their village hideouts and heading up into the mountains along the Afghan border, according to tribal sources in the area.
Pakistan has deployed 12,000 military and paramilitary soldiers, and demanded help from tribal leaders, to round up Al Qaeda and Taliban elements.
Pakistan identified two of the dead as Hasan Masoom, a top leader of a Muslim terrorist movement in China, and Egyptian-born Canadian national, Ahmed Said Khadr, a top Al Qaeda financier.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0316/p06s01-wome.html   (1095 words)

 CIA searching for Osama on western border: report -DAWN - Top Stories; 23 October, 2004
Soldiers from a highly classified special operations squadron, who had served in Afghanistan before and were relocated to the mountains of South-eastern Afghanistan, along the Pakistani border, were deputed to resume the search, the report said.
As the jihadis reorganized, slipping back and forth from Pakistan and Iran, the CIA closed forward bases in the cities of Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar.
The paper report cites a long list of proposals that the Bush administration failed to address terrorism.
www.dawn.com /2004/10/23/top12.htm   (782 words)

 NPR : The South Asia Earthquake
October 30, 2005 · Pakistan is still trying to come to terms with the suffering of earthquake survivors.
October 19, 2005 · A new tally from regional officials in Pakistan puts the death toll from the Kashmir earthquake and its aftermath at 79,000.
The massive earthquake that struck Pakistan, India and the disputed Kashmir region hit an area long mired in political and geologic unrest.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4954200&sourceCode=gaw   (966 words)

 CNN.com - Quake rescuers 'race against time' - Oct 13, 2005
Pakistan's president Gen. Pervez Musharraf said nearly 2.5 million people are believed to be homeless as a result of the quake, and reaching them is the country's top priority.
After initial reluctance, Pakistan decided to accept aid from India, with whom it has fought three wars -- two of them over the disputed Kashmir region that took the brunt of the quake.
Pakistan has been a key ally in the U.S.-led war in neighboring Afghanistan.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/10/13/quake.asia   (1193 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory.
Pakistan, an impoverished and underdeveloped country, has suffered from decades of internal political disputes, low levels of foreign investment, and a costly, ongoing confrontation with neighboring India.
While long-term prospects remain uncertain, given Pakistan's low level of development, medium-term prospects for job creation and poverty reduction are the best in more than a decade.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/print/pk.html   (1361 words)

 Jihad Watch: Pakistan's "Universities of Jihad"
Newsweek introduces to the Jamia Uloom Islamia religious academy in the mountains of Pakistan, where students as young as nine years old "spend most of the day reciting the Qur’an; memorizing every one of its 6,666 verses is the main requirement for graduation."
Pakistan’s Army has lined the desolate frontier with high earthen berms, concertina-wire fences and watchtowers, but nothing stops the traffic of fighting-age Afghans—in either direction.
He’s the principal of the Darul Uloom Haqqania mad-rassa, 20 miles east of Peshawar, one of the biggest religious schools in Pakistan.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/000215.php   (2263 words)

 Pakistan Quake Rocks South Asia; Over 18,000 Killed - New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 8 - A powerful earthquake centered in the Hindu Kush mountains of Pakistan on Saturday morning sent tremors across South Asia, killing at least 1,600 people in remote northern Pakistan, hundreds across both sides of disputed Kashmir, and shaking houses and high-rises throughout the region.
The death toll in Pakistan included 200 soldiers in the Pakistani-controlled section of Kashmir, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao said in a CNN interview.
In eastern Afghanistan, four children were crushed to death and a woman was injured as the mud walls of their homes collapsed.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/09/international/asia/09quake.html?ex=1286510400&en=c11949ee9be4356a&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (937 words)

 When do 80,000 dead, tens of thousands more facing death count as news? | media girl (mediagirl.org)
But worse than embarrassment or shame is the horrible situation in Pakistan, where tens of thousands have died, and tens of thousands more, including children, still have not received any aid.
My feeling is that it's a combination of two things, primarily: Islamophobia, thanks to our president's pandering to the worst impulses of xenophobia, and a feeling of powerlessness that has grown since the utter failure of our government in the aftermath of Katrina.
saddam hussein probably would have been one of the first people on the scene in pakistan too, handing out ready to eat meals to all the needy, bandaging wounds, giving blood for blood transfusions, donating a kidney, giving mouth to mouth, spoon feeding the victims, lifting large blocks of concrete to singlehandedly free people.
mediagirl.org /node/813   (1938 words)

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