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Balochistan Plateau

admin January 20, 2013 Geography 2 Comments

The area west of the Suleman and Kirthar mountains constitutes the Balochistan Plateau, located on an average height of 600-900 metres.


Makran coastal dunes – Locals on Camels

To the west, mountains of Toba Karrar and Chagai separate Balochistan from the neighbouring Afghanistan. Due to absence of any meaningful rains, the north western part of the plateau is generally sandy and lifeless. However, sterams of water gush into the area if it rains. Devoid of any major river, Zhob River which has its headway in the Suleman mountains, falls into Gomal River. Hamman Mashkhel Lake is a salt water lake in the area. Coal, natural gas, chromites, iron and copper are some of the minerals that abound the Balochistan Plateau.

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  1. Joe Canada Google Chrome Windows May 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Can you write a report on the Indus River plain and the Northern Highlands?

  2. safwan khan Pakistan Google Chrome Windows December 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    can you povide a little detail information on the balochistan plateau!

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