Despite all claims to the contrary, there is no official map of Greater Pakistan. It is the result of a political decision made by the then Indian government in 1947.
That map was a propaganda tool that failed to explain the geography of the region. In fact, the true map of Greater-Pakistan is quite different. The core region is essentially the Punjab and the Indus River Valley. However, there are also other parts of the country that are not officially recognized.
Currently, Pakistan’s territory comprises areas that were once part of the Kingdom of Kashmir. These regions are disputed with India and are therefore interconnected with other issues.
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Some of the areas of these disputed territories are in Gilgit-Baltistan, a large mountainous area bordering Afghanistan. Azad Kashmir is a narrower area located near Islamabad. The border between the two provinces is the Khyber Pass, which brought outside influences to the subcontinent. It is also home to famous places like K2, the Nanga Parbat, and the ancient Mohenjo-daro.
According to the United Nations, the physical area of Pakistan is equivalent to the US states Texas and Louisiana. In the north, the country is bordered by the high Himalayan ranges, which severely hamper agricultural production. On the east, the Indus River flows northeast/southwest through the country and into the Arabian Sea.
Along its eastern side, the Indus River flows northwest-to-southwest and empties into the Arabian Sea. These rivers have sediment deposits that form large expanses between their channels. These lands are called doabs, and some of the most fertile land in the Indian subcontinent.
The maps are inaccurate and misleading. The government has redrawn them many times in the past. The old map was based on a more accurate representation of political reality. The new map, if anything, shows the government’s commitment to UN resolutions. The new political map of Pakistan is confusing, but many Pakistanis are pleased to see the inclusion of cities such as Manavadar and Junagarh in the country.
A map of Greater Pakistan should include the borders of all provinces, as the boundaries are often unclear. For example, the map of Afghanistan’s territory is much more accurate than the map of Pakistan’s northern highlands.
Unlike the former Soviet Union, the country is divided into three major regions: the Indus River basin, the Baluchistan Plateau, and the northwestern highlands. The westernmost section is the Wakhan Corridor separates Afghanistan from the south and Tajikistan. The southern border is the Arakan Plain.
In the northern region, the country’s high-peaks dominate the region. Mount K2, at 8,611 meters (28250 ft), is the second-highest peak in the world. The region is divided by the Indus River, which rises in southwestern Tibet and drains into the Arabian Sea. These two mountain ranges are linked by the border with India. When a Pakistani government adopts a new map, the country does so to reinforce its position against the action of the Indian army.
Another important issue is the map of India. The map of India and Pakistan are very different. While the old and new maps show the borders of both countries, the new one is more realistic. The old and the new map both include the Line of Control. The old map depicted the entire area as Jammu and Kashmir. In addition, the maps also included the princely states Hunza and Nagar. The Gilgit Agency had revolted against the Maharaja and declared independence.
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The new map is more accurate. It represents the current political situation in the region. Previously, the country showed Gilgit-Baltistan as part of its territory. This new map shows the boundaries as they are in the real world. It also shows Siachin as part of Pakistan. In the past, the country had the same name. The map reflects the fact that the country is part of the same continent as India.
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