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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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Few moderate to isolated heavy falls is expected in Makran, Zhob and Quetta divisions.
These were Kalat, Lasbela, Kharan and Makran. Two of these provinces, Lasbela and Kharan, were fiduciary states placed under Khan of Kalat's rule by the British, as was Makran which was a district of Kalat.
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KARACHI -- Muslim Star FC Korangi shocked one of the oldest club of district west Makran Soprts FC in the first Pre Quarter Final 2-1 of All Karachi Abdul Waheed Memorial 5 Star Football Tournament 2018 at Noorani Eid Gah Football Ground New Karachi being organized by Hussaini Football Club District Central.
Historically, Makran has an importance in Muslim history as the Muslim conquest of it took place under Hazrat Umar (R.A.) Caliphate.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the development of Southeastern Makran seashore is a priority for the country, adding that presence of the Naval Forces in this area guarantees development of the region.
The Makran Accretionary Belt, Pakistan, has a much larger number of mud volcanoes then those reported earlier.
QUETTA -- Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani during his two days visit of Makran Division inaugurated Sur Dam to Gwadar pipeline project that would fulfill water need of Gwadar city.
GWADAR -- Hundreds of workers of political parties and citizens belonging to different walks of life staged a sin-in in the port city of Gwadar on Monday against 18-hour loadshedding across the Makran division.
Isolated heavy fall was also expected in Makran, Kalat, Zhob and Dera Ghazi Khan divisions on Wednesday and Thursday.
Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in a major operation at Makran Coast in Balochistan seized the largest haul of liquor on Wednesday.
'Work on Gwadar Shipyard will start soon and upon completion will provide a large number of job opportunities to the people of Makran,' said Jalal, adding that a sub-campus of Institute of Space Technology would be established in Makran to impart high-tech education.