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Old August 22nd, 2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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Sights of Balochistan

Baluchistan

Balouchistan has a population of 6,511,358 and an area of 134,000 sq mi (347,000 sq km). It is bounded by Iran on the west, by Afghanistan on the north, and by the Makran coast of the Arabian Sea on the south.

Quetta is the capital; it is connected by railway to the main Indus plains corridor of Pakistan. Lying outside the monsoon zone and with few rivers usable for irrigation, Baluchistan is largely desert basins with inarable hills and mountains. Pastoral nomads who speak languages related to Persian constitute most of the sparse population. Some cotton is raised and processed, and natural gas is exploited.

On the coast there is trade in fish and salt. It was incorporated into the province of West Pakistan in 1955, but returned to full provincial status in 1970. In 1976 the Pakistani central government revoked the authority of local chiefs to administer their own peoples, touching off a popular revolt against the government. Guerrilla fighting between native leaders and government forces continued into the 1980s.


Pakistan's Wild Wild West; barley anyone lives outside in this baren landscape. You'll see many living in small towns or the two major cities of Quetta and Gwadar which could be compared in climate to Arizona and New Mexico








House of the Founder of Pakistan (Mohammad Ali Jinnah)












The Hub River plant near Hub Chowki, Balochistan, was built by a consortium of developers as one of the flagship independent power projects in Asia. It can supply over 10% of Pakistan's electric power. The plant has four 323-MW units online in 1997. A consortium of Ansaldo Energia, Mitsui & Co, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, and Campenon Bernard built the plant which has IHI boilers and Ansaldo T/G sets. The plant is supplied with fuel oil by a specially built 78-km pipeline and power is delivered to the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) by a 180-km, dual-circuit 500-Kv transmission line.


Quetta Serena Hotel


Civil Secretariat Quetta


Aerial View of Quetta


A view of the Railways track laid by British as part of the "Great Game" played by Imperial India and Imperial Russia during the Nineteenth Century and first half of the 20th century.


Unity Sqaure


Waters off the coast of Gwadar


View of Old City Quetta


Yazdan Khan High School - Quetta


Lake


Lonley Roadsign


View from Laq Pass


Main Road - Quetta


From Quetta to Gwadar


Did I forget to mention in snows here as well...anyways not this much. This is was heaviest snowfall in Ziarat for many many many years!

More to come....
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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WOW ! What a place.
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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Nice shots, but one notice. from XVII to XX it was Imperial Russia
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 06:45 PM   #4
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Opps...thanks for the correction!
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 06:54 PM   #5
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nice
i like these 2 pics the most:




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Old August 22nd, 2004, 09:55 PM   #6
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More Balouchistan, Gwadar this time..



















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Old August 22nd, 2004, 11:11 PM   #7
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Nice pictures!
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 11:12 PM   #8
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 11:29 PM   #9
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thats the Gwadar city plan

NESPAK designed the city plan, and from the plan we can see that they have adopted the Western grid system for the roads.
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 11:32 PM   #10
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Something worries me; that landfill.
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 11:35 PM   #11
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Something worries me; that landfill.
yeah man. i dont get that either. why would they put a landfill site over there. and thats close to the residential areas too.

but by the way, here in toronto, theres a huge landfill in mississauga close to heartland (shopping centre), but you cant tell its a landfill site, because its covered in green. i hope they do that, or relocate it.

and i think the proposed site of the new airport, beside the shore is much better. rather than behind the city, because that would mean, not a lot of highrises or apartments in that part of the city.

plus, an airport beside the arabian sea would be marvelous, i just hope they built an airport like Dubai over there. it'll attract a lot of airlines.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 12:12 AM   #12
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Gwadar will only have a good airport if the CAA brings down the landing fees for airlines; I think we have one of the highest and I can't seem to figure out why? Were hurting ourselves more! I hope they do bring the fees down...
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 10:33 AM   #13
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beautiful pictures man, but on that main map i dont like the idea of havin that much industrial area man, and right next to what they say is gonnna be nex dubai, hmmm, that dont look so good, industry shud be more inland, like a drive of abt half hour in land.
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Actually Gwadar really needs a large industrial zone; well lets just say this project ends up working countries from Central Asia won't just pick up there goods from the port and drive it back to there country; much of it will have to be assemebeld here and then shipped by rail, air or road.

This map isn't complete; somebody forgot the scale!
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 06:50 PM   #15
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What is this "Great Game" I don't really know much about it; someone help please!
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Old August 26th, 2004, 09:18 PM   #16
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Balochistan can be made into an ideal tourist spot.
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Old August 26th, 2004, 10:47 PM   #17
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Our beaches; man oh man what a secret the world dosen't even know........yet!

Pakistan's Coastline could seriously end up like the Gold Coast if things are done properly. I'm really hoping for the best for this region especially!
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Old August 26th, 2004, 10:52 PM   #18
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the best thing about the coast is the warm waters of the arabian gulf.

i'm pretty sure the govt will develop the beaches according to international standards. i would like to see the white sand put there.. and palm trees.. that'll be so cool.

anyways.. the West Bay is all for beaches. East Bay is all commercial.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 03:17 PM   #19
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Bhottani Farms















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Old January 19th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #20
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