Pakistan and Wakhan Corridor: Tapping the Dormant Treasure
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Pakistan, Sept. 14 -- The Wakhan Corridor is also called "roof of the world" with its elevation of 5400 meters. It is located in the north-eastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan and is surrounded on three sides by Pakistan, Tajikistan and China. The Wakhan Corridor, about 350 km long and 13 km wide, is flanked by the exquisite Pamir Mountains to the north and the Karakoram Range to the south.
It is, in fact, a narrow strip of land extending from eastern Afghanistan like a "pointing finger" or like "handle of a cooking pot". The corridor was formed in 1893 in an agreement between Afghanistan and the United Kingdom to serve as a buffer between the British Empire in India and the Russian Empire. The Wakhan Corridor at one point narrows ...
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