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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 army chief also attended closing ceremony of Mekran Festival.
Later, COAS attended closing ceremony of Mekran Festival.
Khan and Begum Jangi of Mekran are best of all varieties of dates grown in Pakistan in terms of demand and popularity due to their exotic taste.
According to the British research and findings, there are 360 seasonal rivers flow in the Mekran region ( Pakistani Mekran and not Iranian Mekran) on which small or big water storage facilities can be developed in a modest way beating back drought and natural disasters for longer period.
The power grid system should cover entire Balochistan without any discrimination and arrange gas supply first to central Balochistan and Mekran region where prestigious port city of Gwadar is also located.
The proposed expressway will connect the Gwadar Port with the Mekran Coastal Highway, passing along the east bay of Gwadar City, with a total length of 18.
And the aim was to see that all the activities around the Mekran Coast and Karachi and Balochistan Interior.
According to details, unknown terrorists targeted a regiment of Frontier Constabulary Mekran Scouts with a remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED).
Director General GDA, Dr Sajjad Hussain Baloch and Commissioner Mekran, Bashir Ahmed Bangulzai also apprised the members of the Parliament on the pace of uplift activities in Gwadar.
Therefore, oil and gas exploration should not be limited to Marri-Bugti tribal area but other districts- Sunny Shoran, Kharan, Zarghoon area, Chaghi, Lasbela, Bolan, Mekran and coastal regions may be explored.
Construction/Black Topping of Access Road from Mekran Coastal Highway to New International Airport at Gawadar envisages construction of three stretches of roads each 7 m wide dual carriageway totalling 2.