Pamir


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Pamir

Pamir (pəmērˈ, pä–) or Pamirs, mountainous region of central Asia, located mainly in Tajikistan and extending into NE Afghanistan and SW Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China; called the “roof of the world.” Many peaks rise to more than 20,000 ft (6,096 m); Ismoili Somoni Peak (24,590 ft/7,495 m) and Lenin Peak (also known as Ibn Sina Peak and Kuh-i-Gamo; 23,508 ft/7,165 m) are the Pamir's highest. The region forms a geologic structural knot from which the great Tian Shan, Karakorum, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush mountain systems radiate. Snowcapped throughout the year, the Pamir experiences long cold winters and cool summers. Annual precipitation is c.5 in. (12.7 cm), which supports grasslands but few trees. Several large glaciers, including the 144-mi-long (231-km) Murghab Valley glacier, are in the Pamir. Coal is mined in the W Pamir, but nomadic sheep herding in the upland meadows is the main economic activity. Terek Pass, used by Italian traveler Marco Polo on his way to China in 1271, is one of several high passes used by routes passing through the Pamir. The French explorer Pierre Bonvalot made the first European north-south crossing of the Pamir in 1886.
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There are so many students who can't afford the fees or have not been to school in many years," the principal of Pamir Private School, Aziza Hassan Ali, told Khaleej Times.
Karl Max peak with a height of 6785 meters is the highest point of the Shahdarinsky ridge, located in the southwest of the Pamir in Tajikistan.
The aim of the conference was to protect and nurture the phenomenal potential of rich music of the diverse ethnicities of Gilgit-Baltistan, Kohistan, Chitral, Swat and many places of Wakhan and Pamir.
According to 209th Shaheen Corps, Pamir operations were launched four days ago in Dasht district and are still being conducted to suppress the militant groups.
Pamir criticised the drilling by the Cyprus government "contrary toTurkish law", and said Turkish Cypriots also had a right to gas reserves.
Given the geography of the Pamir Mountains, building infrastructure in the Wakhan could be difficult and costly.
Under his rule, 13,000 officers have been sacked and more than 50 general officers have been imprisoned for corruption, by Pamir's count.
Sayed Qurban Musawi, Executive Officer of Pamir 20 Battalion said that operation against the Taliban militants was started one week ago with the name of Pamir-24 and Afghan Air Force is also assisting the ground force in the operation and adding that 88 Taliban fighters were killed and 78 others were injured during the operation.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], Sep 28 (ANI): At least three people have been killed and 16 others injured after an (Improvised Explosive Device) IED blast occurred close to a mosque in Cinema Pamir area in Kabul City of Afghanistan on Thursday.
Snow leopard range in Pakistan spreads across 80,000 square kilometers in the Hindu Kush, Pamir, Karakoram and Himalayan Mountain Ranges of northern Pakistan.
In winter, the vortex affects the temperature over the whole 2,000-kilometer mountain range, but in the summer the vortex contracts and has an effect only over the Karakoram and western Pamir, said the study.
According to an international news agency the Afghan army commandos launched a night raid operation in the northern side of the district, killing six armed militants and injuring eight others," Abdul Khalil, a press officer of army's Division 20 Pamir based in the region, told.