Pakistan is situated at the western end of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, which is bounded to the north by the mountain wall of the Great Himalayan mountain ranges and their offshoots. It is situated in the northwestern part of the southern Asian subcontinent and may be divided into six natural regions--the northern mountains, the submontane plateau, the Indus Plain, the Balochistan Plateau, the western bordering mountains, and the desert areas.

The river Indus rises in southwestern Tibet at an altitude of about 18,000 feet . For about 200 miles it flows northwest, crossing the southeastern boundary of Jammu and Kashmir at about 15,000 feet. After its confluence with the Shyok and up to the Kohistan region, it is fed by mighty glaciers on the slopes of the Karakoram Range, the Nanga Parbat massif, and the Kohistan highlands. The Shyok, Shigar, Gilgit, and other streams carry the glacial waters into the Indus. Since the present-day precipitation of snow in this region is not sufficient to feed these great rivers of ice, it is fairly certain that the giant ice streams of the Karakoram are survivors of the last ice age of the Himalayas.

Major Cities

The planned capital area (350 square miles) is an expanse of natural terraces and meadows surrounding the city. A further 1,049 square miles of hinterland, known as the Specified Areas and subject to planning control, is roughly a trapezoid, with the Margalla Hills, 3,000-5,000 feet, in the north and northeast. The southern portion is an undulating plain. It is drained by the Kurang River, on which the Rawal Dam forms a lake holding about 50,000 acre-feet (61,650,000 cubic m) of water. Pop. (1981) city, 204,364; (1983 est.) capital area, 359,000.
Lahore is a leading commercial, banking, and industrial center. Textiles are the single most important industry, but there are many rubber factories, as well as iron, steel, and other mills. Railways and air services link Lahore with other major cities of Pakistan. Lahore consists of an old city area. The old city was at one time surrounded by a wall and a moat, but these structures have been replaced, except in the north, by parklands. Notable structures within the old city include the mosque of Wazir Khan (1634) and Lahore Fort. A walled complex that covers some 36 acres , the fort is a splendid example of Mughal architecture; it was partially built by Akbar (reigned 1556-1605) and extended by the next three emperors. The mosque and the fort are decorated in marble and kashi, or encaustic tile work. Other historic landmarks include the Badshahi (Imperial) Mosque, built by Aurangzeb and still one of the largest mosques in the world; the Shahdara gardens, containing the tomb of the Mughal emperor Jahangir; and the magnificent Shalimar Garden, laid out east of the city in 1642 by Shah Jahan as a refuge for the royal family. The fort and Shalimar Garden were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1981.
KARACHI city is the capital of Sindh province, which is in southern Pakistan. It is the country's largest city and principal seaport and is a major commercial and industrial centre. Karachi is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea immediately northwest of the Indus River Delta. There is a general shortage of open spaces and parks in Karachi. Gandhi Gardens and Fatima Jinnah (Burns) Gardens are popular parks. There are a number of fine swimming and fishing beaches, such as Paradise Point, Hawkes Bay, Sandspit, Manora, and Clifton. The Karachi Zoo is located in the Gandhi Gardens, and contains a varied collection of animals, birds, and reptiles. The largest sports area is the National Stadium, which contains playgrounds for cricket, hockey, football (soccer), and tennis. There are also boating, yachting, and flying clubs
Peshawar city is in central North-West Frontier province of Pakistan. The city (capital of the province) lies just west of the Bara River, a tributary of the Kabul River, near the Khyber Pass. The Shahji-ki Dheri mounds, situated to the east, cover ruins of the largest Buddhist stupa in the subcontinent (2nd century AD), which attest the lengthy association of the town with Buddha and the religion founded about him. Once the capital of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Gandhara, the city was known variously as Parasawara and Purusapura Peshawar's historic buildings include Bala Hissar, a fort built by the Sikhs on the ruins of the state residence of the Durranis, which was destroyed by them after the battle of Nowshera; Gor Khatri, once a Buddhist monastery and later a sacred Hindu temple, which stands on an eminence in the east and affords a panoramic view of the entire city; the pure white mosque of Mahabat Khan (1630), a remarkable monument of Mughal architecture; Victoria memorial hall; and Government House. There are many parks, and the Chowk Yadgar and the town hall are other places of social and public assembly. Coffeehouses also are popular. Gardens and suburbs are outside the old city wall.
Quetta division (area 53,115 sq mi), constituted in 1955, comprises the districts Quetta, Pishin, Zhob, Loralai, Sibi, and Chagai. Mostly mountainous, it is bounded east by the Sulaiman Range and north by the Toba Kakar Range, separating it from Afghanistan. South of Chaman (near the Afghan border) are the Khawaja Amran and Sarl Ath ranges. Across the former lies the famous Khojak Pass with the Shelabagh railway tunnel piercing 2.5 mi (4 km) of solid rock. From Nushki (southwest of Quetta city) to Dalbandin (southwest of Nushki), the division consists of a sandy level plain; and farther west beyond Dalbandin, Chagai district is mainly desert. The Zhob and Pishin Lora are the chief rivers. Rainfall is scarce, cultivation depending mostly on irrigation from karezes (underground channels) in the submontane area, springs and streams in the highlands, and wells in parts of Sibi Plain.
Faisalabad , a city formerly known as LYALLPUR (UNTIL 1979), and district of Sargodha Division, is located in Punjab Province, Pakistan. The city, the district headquarters, is a distributing center centrally located in the Punjab plain and connected by road, rail, and air with Multan and Lahore and by air with Lahore and Karachi. When founded in 1890, it was named after Sir Charles James Lyall, lieutenant governor of the Punjab. It became headquarters of the Lower Chenab colony and in 1898 was incorporated as a municipality. Industries produce chemical fertilizer, synthetic fibers, drugs and pharmaceuticals, canned products, ghee (clarified butter), oil, soap, textiles, hosiery, sugar, and flour. It is also a wholesale market for cloth and grain. Amenities include two parks, several schools, the West Pakistan Agricultural University (established 1961), and a number of colleges affiliated with the University of the Punjab. Faisalabad District (area 3,516 sq mi [9,106 sq km]), constituted in 1904, consists of a fertile plain between the Chenab and Ravi rivers that is irrigated by the Lower Chenab Canal. Formerly a part of Multan Division, it was carved from the neighbouring districts of Jhang Maghiana, Shekhupura, Multan, and Sahiwal. The chief crops are wheat, cotton, and sugarcane. Pop. (1981 prelim.) city, 1,092,000; district, 4,656,000.
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