Sulaiman Mountains

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Sulaiman Mountains

(so͞olīmän`), range, extending c.250 mi (400 km) from N to S along the western edge of the Indus River valley in E Baluchistan province, central Pakistan. The twin peaks of Takht-i-Sulaiman [Persian,=throne of Solomon], 11,295 ft (3,443 m) and 11,085 ft (3,379 m) high, at the northern end of the range, are the highest points. A Muslim shrine there attracts many pilgrims.

Sulaiman Mountains

 

a system of outlying mountains in the eastern Iranian Plateau in Pakistan, with northern spurs situated in Afghanistan. The Sulaiman Mountains consist of parallel ranges that rise to elevations of 1,800–2,100 m and have a maximum elevation of 3,441 m. The mountains are separated by valleys and extend longitudinally almost 600 km. They are composed primarily of limestones and sandstones crushed into folds during the Cenozoic. The mountains end abruptly near the Indus River valley and are very seismic. The climate is dry and subtropical; however, the northeastern slopes are subject to summer monsoons. Dry steppes and mountain deserts predominate; the northeastern regions have areas of shrubs and oak, juniper, and pistachio forests. Irrigation agriculture is practiced; fruits are also grown in the river valleys.

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A total of 768 dromedary camels reared by farmers and pastoral families in Cholistan desert (n=384) and Suleiman Range (Barkhanand Tribal Area Dera Ghazi Khan, n=384) were included in this study.
Prevalence of subclinical mastitis in Yazman area of Cholistan desert was the highest (49.79%) followed by Rakni and Tribal area of Suleiman range presenting 47.15% and 45.59% respectively.
Suleiman Range contains one of the world's largest 'Chilghoza' forests sprawling over 200 kilometers.
Under the plan, CRBC water is to be lifted into a 37 mile gravity flow canal, to be built, to irrigate vast area between Suleiman Range and right bank of the Indus.
Two different ecological zones, Cholistan (n=185) and Suleiman Range (n=177) of Pakistan having major population of camel were screened for subclinical mastitis using California mastitis test using convenient sampling technique.
aureus isolates from Cholistan area and 61.18% from Suleiman Range were presented themselves as MDR.
Juniper forests of Ziarat and Chilghoza forest in Suleiman range of Balochistan;
Markhor are quite adaptable ecologically, being found at 600 meters elevation in the completely treeless hot and arid hills of the southern part of the Suleiman range (straight horned) and up to 3600 meters in the Himalayas (flared horned) in association with juniper (Juniperus excelsa) and birch (Betula utilis) scrub forest.
This famous route from Siberia to various destinations in Pakistan over Karakorum, Hindu Kush, and Suleiman Ranges along the Indus River down to the delta is known as International Migratory Bird Route Number 4.
It would also include plantations at the mangrove forests in Karachi and Badin along with hill forests of Khirthar range in Sindh, Juniper forests of Ziarat and Chilghoza forest in Suleiman Ranges of Baluchistan and areas in GB, AJK, Muree, Hazara, Kotli Sattian, Malakand, FATA (Orakzai, North Waziristan).
Mangroves forests in Karachi and Badin along with hill forests of Khirthar range in Sindh, Juniper forests of Ziarat and Chilghoza forest in Suleiman Ranges of Baluchistan and areas in GB, AJK, Muree, Hazara, Kotli Sattian, Malakand, FATA (Orakzai, North Waziristan,etc) are some of the locations for the plantations.
The famous route from Siberia to various destinations in Pakistan over Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Suleiman Ranges along the Indus River down to the delta is known as International Migratory Bird Route Number 4.