Pakistan is situated between latitude 24 and 37 degrees North and longitude 62 and 75 degrees East. The country borders Iran on the west, India in the east, Afghanistan in the northwest, China in the north and the Arabian Sea on the south. The great mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the Karakorams and the Hindukush form Pakistanís northern highlands of NorthWest Frontier Province and the Northern Area. Punjab province is a flat, alluvial plain with five major rivers dominating the upper region eventually joining the Indus River flowing south to the Arabian Sea. Sindh is bounded on the east by the Thar Desert and the Rann of Kutch and on the west by the Kirthar range and the Balochistan Plateau is an arid tableland, encircled by dry mountains.


Pakistan & Gulf Economist © 2005    Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Uses