Salman Rashid

Travel writer, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

The Shaksgam River

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Shaksgam River valley - the view is to the east in the direction of the Shaksgam headwaters

[Image from The Apricot Road to Yarkand - Book is available at Sang e Meel (042-3722-0100), Lahore]

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At 7 February 2017 at 00:16, Blogger LoneWolf - INTJ said...

An earlier map of Xinjiang compiled in 1762 at the orders of the Chinese Emperor Qianlong acknowledged the southern border of Xinjiang at Kunlun. This placed Shaksgam, Raskam and Aghil valleys within the Gilgit-Baltistan region. However, Pakistan handed over 5,800 square kilometers of the territory of Gilgit-Baltistan to China without the consent of the local people, under the Sino-Pak Boundary Agreement of 1963.


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Deosai: Land of the Gaint - New

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Jhelum: City of the Vitasta

Sea Monsters and the Sun God: Travels in Pakistan

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Prisoner on a Bus: Travel Through Pakistan

Between Two Burrs on the Map: Travels in Northern Pakistan

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