Chapters: Indus Waters Treaty, Raikot Bridge. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 29. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Indus River (Sindh; Sindhi: Sindhu; Punjabi ; ; Hindko ; Sanskrit: Sindhu: ‘Avestan: Harahuti; Pashto: Absin “The Water of Sindh”; Persian: Ab-e-Sin “water of sindh” and Nilou “indigo waters”; Arabic: Al-Sind; Tibetan: ; Wylie: S?ngg? Zangbo “Lion River”; Chinese: ; pinyin: Sng? Z?ngb?/Shqu?n H?/Y?nd? H?; Greek: Ind?s; Turki: Nilab) is a major river which flows through the Indian Subcontinent. Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar in Tibet Autonomous Region, the river runs a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir and then enters Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), flowing through the North in a southerly direction along the entire length of the country, to merge into the Arabian Sea near port city of Karachi in Sindh. The total length of the river is 3,180 kilometers (1,976 miles) and is Pakistan’s longest river. The river has a total drainage area exceeding 1,165,000 square kilometers (450,000 square miles). The river’s estimated annual flow stands at around 207 cubic kilometers, making it the twenty-first largest river in the world in terms of annual flow. Beginning at the heights of the world with glaciers, the river feeds the ecosystem of temperate forests, plains and arid countryside. Together with the rivers Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Jhelum, Beas and two tributaries from the North West Frontier and Afghanistan, the Indus forms the Sapta Sindhu (Seven Rivers) delta of Pakistan. The Indus provides the key water resources for the economy of Pakistan – especially the Breadbasket of Punjab province, which accounts for most of the nation’s agricultural production, and Sindh. The word Punjab is a Persian words panj meaning…More: https://booksllc.net/?id=15490
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