Bin Laden Sighted
In Karachi; May Turn Self In
Reports of Osama Bin Laden’s
whereabouts took a new turn this week when a Pakistani woman reported
sighting a tall man in a white robe with matching turban hit his
head on a low doorway...
Located in South Asia, Pakistan shares an eastern border with India
and a north-eastern border with China. Iran makes up the country’s
south-west border, and Afghanistan runes along its western and northern
edge. The Arabian Sea is Pakistan’s southern boundary with
1,064 km of coastline.
The country has a total area of 796,095 sq km and is nearly four
times the size of the United Kingdom. From Gwadar Bay in it’s
south-eastern corner, the country extends more than 1,800 km to
the Khunjerab Pass on China’s border.
Land & People
Pakistan is a land of many splendours. The scenery changes northward
from coastal beaches, lagoons and mangrove swamps in the south to
sandy deserts, desolate plateaus, fertile plains, dissected upland
in the middle and high mountains with beautiful valleys, snow-covered
peaks and eternal glaciers in the north. The variety of landscape
divides Pakistan into six major regions: the North High Mountainous
Region, the Western Low Mountainous Region, the Balochistan Plateau,
the Potohar Uplands, the Punjab and the Sindh Plains.
There is a considerable trans-humane from the mountains to the plains
in winter and from plains to the mountains in summer. The permanent
settlers grow corn, maize, barely, wheat and rice on the terraced
fields and also raise orchards of apples, apricots, peaches and
grapes. Peaks and Glaciers Eric Shipton, a great mountainer who
perished in Pakistan's Northern Areas, wrote in his account. To
describe this region is to indulge in superlatives, for everywhere
you look are the highest, the longest and the largest mountains,
glaciers and rivers in the world.