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Makran

 

mountains in southeastern Iran and Pakistan, framing the Iranian Plateau from the southeast. They extend in the form of arcs for 1,150 km, from the Strait of Hormuz in the west to the outskirts of the city of Quetta in the east, where they border on the northernmost part of the Central Brahui Range. The mountains consist of several parallel chains with elevations of 1,000–2,000 m divided by longitudinal basins and cut by gorges. Maximum elevation, 3,277 m (Mount Maran in the northeastern Makran). They are composed primarily of lime-stones and sandstones. Marls, schists, and flysch are common in the basins and the foothills. Earthquakes are frequent. There are mud volcanoes in the foothills. Desert vegetation predominates, with mountain savanna in the east and areas of Himalayan-type forests in the northeast. Narrow bands of deciduous forest and groves of date palms grow in places along the river valleys. The coastal tropical desert of Garmsir extends along the southern foot of the mountains.

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The deputy commissioner dispatched a letter to his Iranian counterpart," a senior administration officer in Mekran Division told Dawn.
Situation in Mastung, Kalat, Khuzdar, Quetta and Mekran area improved.
QUETTA -- Frontier Corps Balochistan has arrested eight suspects allegedly involved in attacking Jiwani Airport in Mekran division.
Incentives are being provided for investment in the country's top basins -- the Indus Basin and the Mekran Basin -- both of which are located close to the Gulf.
And hence their involvement in building and now operating Gwadar port on the Mekran Coast.
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and Orion Energy, a UK-based oil and gas exploration company, entered into an agreement to undertake a joint feasibility study aimed at developing offshore oil and gas potential in the entire Indus and Mekran offshore areas.
The Pakistan Army has accused that the BLF guerillas on the directives of Dr Allah Nazar were spreading terror in Khuzdar, Maskay and Mekran.
The unfolding series of events in Hunza Mekran and Badin/Thatta in the recent past underlines that , June 20 -- if I may invoke the oft-employed academic binary of 'core-periphery' -- Punjab is indeed the core and the rest on the periphery of Pakistan's map, politics, economics, and public consciousness.
A scheme for laying parallel pipelines form Swali Gwarm to Pasni town would also be part of the uplift plan for the provision of drinking water to the people of the area, while the Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO) had been assigned the task for linking the Pishukan, a tiny settlement on the Mekran coast with the main grid supplying power from Iran to Gwadar and other parts of the district.
The rally was held to protest the killing of three notable Baluch activists from Mekran Ghulam Mohammed Baluch, Lal Munir Baluch and Sher Mohammad Baluch.
It said that the Agency had received a secret information that the smugglers would unload foreign smuggled liquor at the Mekran Coast.