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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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GWADAR -- The establishment of a peaceful environment in less developed parts of Balochistan is a dream come true, said Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday at the concluding ceremony of the Makran festival in Turbat.
According to a press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday, the COAS was speaking at the closing ceremony of the three-day Makran Festival 2018 at Kech Stadium,Turbat on late Sunday.
RAWALPINDI -- The opening ceremony of the three-day Makran Festival 2018 was held at Kech Stadium, Turbat on Friday.
QUETTA -- Opening ceremony of three days Makran Festival 2018 was held at Kech Stadium, Turbat on Friday, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa was the chief guest.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The energy ties between Iran and India will increase in such areas as Makran Coasts and Chabahar Port, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.
The recent oceanographic expedition from Makran to Karachi, by the members of NIO (National Institute of Oceanography), SCSIO (South China sea Institute of Oceanology) was completed in almost three weeks.
The date production of 130 varieties in Makran may earn a large foreign exchange for the country by exporting it to USA, Canada, Far East and other countries.
QUETTA: Ex Chief Minister of Balochistan inaugurated Makran Medical College in Turbat.
QUETTA -- Former Balochistan chief minister Abdul Malik Baloch on Sunday inaugurated the Makran Medical College in Turbat.
In an another Operation FC conducted an IBO in village Panodi located 25 Kms Southeast of Balnigur in Makran Division.
Light rain-thunderstorm is expected at a few places in Makran, Kalat, Quetta, Larkana, Rawalpindi, Sargodha divisions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
Gwadar is a picturesque port city on Pakistan's western seaboard Makran coast.