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Dust Over Pakistan Obscures Indus River Valley

28.2N 68.3E

June 8th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Over Pakistan - June 7th, 2012

This image shows dust blowing off the coast of Pakistan. The Indus River Valley is barely visible through the thick dust cloud. Heavy dust storms in Pakistan have many cities across the country, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta and Peshawar. The effects of the dust storms were also felt across Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Mianwali, Ferozwala, Muridke, Sargodha and Sheikhupara.

In Peshawar, a powerful dust storm hit the valley on Tuesday afternoon killing four people, including three children and injuring more than 30 people. The storm also caused widespread destruction of crops and uprooted trees along the main road — disrupting power supply to many areas of the city.

Extremely Destructive Dust Storm Affects Pakistan

27.1N 66.3E

June 7th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Over Pakistan - June 6th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of Pakistan, near the border with Iran, and over the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman (left). Although this image focuses on the coastal area, the dust storm was reportedly countrywide and very destructive.

According to news reports, the dust storm has killed 8 people and injured 60. It has also caused widespread destruction of crops, property and electricity lines across various cities. Heavy dust storms hit multiple cities including Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta and Peshawar. Winds were reportedly blowing at speeds ranging from 55km to 70km per hour

Safīd Mountain Range on Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

33.8N 70.0E

March 12th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Pakistan and Afghanistan - February 5th, 2010

Pakistan and Afghanistan - February 5th, 2010

Safēd Kōh (meaning “White Mountain” in Persian), also known as the Safīd Mountain Range or Morga Range, is a mountain range on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. It reaches up to 4,761 m (15,620 ft) above sea-level at Mount Sikaram, straight and rigid, towering above all surrounding hills.

Except for a narrow trough cut by the Kābul River, which breaks through the mountains to flow eastward into the Indus River, the range connects directly with the Shandūr offshoot of the Hindu Kush mountain system.

The small white dot visible just below the mountains on the left side of this orthorectified image is the city of Parachinar. It is situated on a neck of Pakistani territory south of Peshawar, that juts into Paktia Province in Afghanistan. This area is the closest point in Pakistan to Kabul and borders on the Tora Bora region in Afghanistan.