Pakistan is an Islamic republic in southern Asia. Along its northeastern border with China, the high peaks of the Karakoam Range form a desolate barrier of ice and stone. By contrast, the neighboring territory of Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful land of lakes and mountains. In the northwest a road climbs the lonely heights of the Khyber Pass, a narrow passage through the mountains of Afghanistan. To the west a dusty highway leads to southern Iran.
In the southwest little grows on the dry and rocky Baluchistan Plateau, while the sandy wastes of the Thar Desert stretch into the southeast...More