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12 Pakistani Military Weapons Everyone Needs to See Before Attacking Pakistan

The pride of Pakistan, the defence sector is armed with the most modern and advanced weapons. The military weapons possessed by the armed forces of Pakistan are the best in the world.

1. JF-17 Thunder Fighter Bomber

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2. SAM Spada 2000

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3. HQ-9

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4. F-22p Frigates

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5. Ballistic Missiles

6. Khalid-Class Submarine

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7. Saab-2000 AWACS

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8. Burraq UCAV

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9. Al Khalid II Tank

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10. Type 039B Yuan / Qing Class sub

11. Raad

12. Nasr

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11 Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives For Our Freedom

Nishan-e-Haider, literally meaning “Mark of the Lion” is Pakistan’s highest military gallantry award. The Nishan-e-Haider can only be awarded to members of the Pakistan Armed Forces for the highest acts of extraordinary bravery in face of the enemy in air, land or sea. Although some consider it equivalent to the British Victoria Cross and the United States Medal of Honor, it is unique in that it has so far been awarded only posthumously. Its exclusivity can be gauged by the fact that, since Pakistan’s independence in 1947, there have been only ten recipients. Let’s look at those 10 brave recipients who not just showed courage and bravery, but also sacrificed their lives for Pakistan.

1. Raja Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed

Unit and Service: 2/1 Punjab Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank: Captain

Conflict: Indo-Pak War

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In July 1948 with war in Kashmir with India, Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties against a strongly fortified enemy position in the Uri Sector under heavy machine gun, grenade and mortar fire. On 27th July 1948, he volunteered to cut the enemy’s barbed wire barrier to pave way for the move forward of his follow up comrades. However, while doing so he received a direct burst of enemy’s heavy machine gun fire, and embraced shahadat at the spot.

2. Tufail Muhammad Shaheed

Unit and Service: Punjab Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank: Major

Conflict: 1958 Indo-Pak Border Skirmish

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During 1958, with border skirmishes with India in the erstwhile East Pakistan, Major Tufail Muhammad was commanding a company of the East Pakistan Rifles near the town of Lakshmipur. The company encircled an illegal Indian post, which was erected by the Indians in violation of the internationally recognized boundary between the two countries. During the enemy action, Major Tufail was mortally wounded, but did not stop fighting even at close quarters. In the hand-to-hand encounter that followed, Major Tufail continued to lead his troops till the Indians were driven out, leaving four dead and three prisoners. However, Major Tufail himself succumbed to his wounds and embraced Shahadat on the 7th August 1958.

3. Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed

Unit and Service: 17 Punjab Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank: Major

Conflict: 1965 Indo-Pak War

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During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, he was commanding a company in general area Burki of the Lahore Sector. Major Bhatti’s defences on the famous BRB (Banmban Wali Ravian Bedian) Link Canal was subjected to heavy Indian repeated attacks coupled with incessant artillery and tank fire for five days and nights. But Major Bhatti and his men stood like a rock. On 10 September 1965, while he was directing the artillery fire, he was hit by an enemy tank shell and embraced Shahadat.

4. Rashid Minhas Shaheed

Unit and Service: No. 2 Fighter Conversion Unit, Pakistan Air Force

Rank: Pilot Officer

Conflict: Bangladesh Liberation War 1971

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On 20 August 1971, while he was taxiing his aircraft towards to runway, a Bengali dissident Instructor Pilot (IP) forced his way into the rear cockpit of the two-seat jet trainer and in the process hurt Rashid Minhas. The IP seized control of the aircraft and headed toward India. When Minhas regained consciousness, he realized that the absconding pilot was heading towards India, so he tried to regain control of the plane. But being injured, he was not able to take power on the controls, so he forced the aircraft to crash some thirty two miles short of the border. By losaing his own life, he not only saved the aircraft from getting in to the hands of the Indians, but also jeopardized the malafide intentions of his IP. First PAF officer to recieve Nishan-e-Haider.

5. Rana Shabbir Sharif Shaheed

Unit and Service: 6 Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank: Major

Conflict: Bangladesh Liberation War 1971

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In December 1971, Major Shabir’s 6 FF Regiment was ordered to capture high ground near Sulemanki Headwork defended by more than a company of the Indian Assam Regiment supported by a squadron of tanks. After crossing a minefield, massive obstacles, killing forty three soldiers and destroying four tanks, Major Sharif and his men held two enemy battalions at bay for days. However, on 6 december, the Indians mounted a fierce attack supported by tanks. Assessing the situation to be critical and not taking any chances with the enemy, Major Shabbir himself took over an anti-tank gun from his gunner and fired on the enemy tanks. While doing so, the enemy tank fired its main gun on Major Shabir’s location, killing him in the afternoon of 6th December.

6. Muhammad Hussain Janjua Shaheed

Unit and Service: 20 Lancers (Armoured Corps), Pakistan Army

Rank: Sawar

Conflict: Bangladesh Liberation War 1971

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Hussain was always eager to perform jobs that were not normally meant for drivers and was always in fore fronts to help the others. During the 1971 war, he spotted the enemy digging along a minefield near the village of Harar Khurd. Daring as he was, on his own initiative he called and directed accurate fire at the enemy resulting in the destruction of sixteen of their tanks. However, while he was still directing fire from a recoil-less rifles, he was hit in the chest by a burst of machine gun fire and embraced Shahadat on 10th December 1971.

7. Muhammad Akram Shaheed

Unit and Service: 4 Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank: Major

Conflict: Bangladesh Liberation War 1971

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During 1971 Indo – Pak war, Major Akram was commanding a rifle company of the 4th FF Regiment in the forward localities of the Hilli district. The position held by Major Akram and his company was very vital and had blocked enemy’s route of advance. Therefore it came under continuous and heavy air, artillery and tank attacks. But for almost two weeks, despite enemy superiority in both numbers and fire power, Major Akram and his men remained entrenched and repulsed every attack, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. The Indians many a time asked him to surrender but Major Akram refused. Finally, overpowered and fatigued, Major Akram embraced Shahadat fighting at close quarter battle in the famous “Battle of Hilli”.

8. Muhammad Mahfuz Shaheed

Unit and Service: 15 Punjab Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank: Lance Naik

Conflict: 1971 Indo-Pak War

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In 1971 Indo Pak war, he was serving in the ‘A’ Company and his unit was deployed on the Wagah-Attari Sector near Lahore. The enemy advancing elements pinned down his company positions by unceasing frontal and cross fire from automatic weapons. In the process, his machine gun was destroyed by an enemy shell, but it did not dishearten the spirited Lance Naik, who advanced bare handed towards an enemy bunker whose automatic fire had inflicted heavy casualties. Even though wounded in both legs by shell splinters, when he reached the bunker he stood up and pounced on the enemy, but was hit. Although unarmed and amidst the enemy, he got hold of one of the enemy and was strangling him when another bayoneted him to death during the night of 17th December 1971.

9. Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed

Unit and Service: Sindh Regiment/12 Northern Light Infantry, Pakistan Army

Rank: Captain

Conflict: 1999 Indo-Pak Kargil Conflict

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Captain Karnal Sher Khan rose to the heights of glory when he emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control. He set personal examples of bravery and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. He defended the five strategic posts, which he established with his jawans at the height of some 17,000 feet at Gultari, and repulsed many Indian attacks. After many abortive attempts, on July 5 1998, enemy’s two battalion ringed the post of Kernal Sher Khan with the help and unleashed heavy mortar firing and managed to capture some part of the post. Despite facing all odds, he lead a counter-attack and re- captured the lost parts. But during the course he was hit by the machine-gun fire and embraced Shahadat at the same post

10. Lalak Jan Shaheed

Unit and Service: 12 Northern Light Infantry, Pakistan Army

Rank: Hawaldar

Conflict: 1999 Indo-Pak Kargil Conflict

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Although an appointment holder, whose task is to look after his men and provide administrative support, Havildar Lalak Jan volunteered himself to be deployed on the front positions located at the jagged peak in May 1999. Havildar Lalak Jan repulsed many aggressive ventures and imposed colossal losses on the enemy. On July 7, Havildar Lalak Jan sustained serious injuries as enemy pounded the area with heavy mortar fire. But despite being injured, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault. He, however, succumbed to his injuries at the same post he was defending.

11. Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed

Unit and Service: Azad Kashmir Regiment(Haider Dil) Battalion, Pakistan Army

Rank: Naik

Conflict: Indo-Pakistani War of 1947

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Due to his unflinching devotion and undaunted courage, on the recognition of his dedication and commitment to the cause, he was accoladed with the rank of “Naik” and was made platoon commander. His platoon was given the responsibility to defend Budha Khanna, where he faced never-ending frontal and crossfire from machine guns. He defended the post with chivalry, which he established with his few jawans and repulsed many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them. The enemy used every mean to capture the post with two companies attack and heavy shelling but still managed to hold onto that post with just a handful of men. During the course of action, despite being hit on his chest by artillery fire, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault. He succumbed to his injuries on 26 October 1948. On 14 March 1949, the Defence Council of Azad Jammu & Kashmir adorned him with Hilal-e-Kashmir (posthumous) and on 30 November 1995 Government of Pakistan initiated the gazette notification to declare his Hilal-e-Kashmir equilent to Nishan-e Haider.

The Two Undiscovered Gems Of Balochistan

akistan has always been hailed as a paradise for adventurous souls. From the valleys and mountains ofKashmir to the deserts and beaches of Balochistan, we have some of the most unique combinations of natural beauty in the world.

1. Hingol National Park

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Hingol national park stretches out to approximately 1,650 km and is one of the largest national parks of Pakistan.

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It lies on the Makran coast in Balochistan and is situated about 190 km from Karachi.

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The national park entails topographical features varying from barren forests in the north to cooler regions in the west that have regular rainfall and are  home to different plants and animals.

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The area was for the first time declared reserved in 1988.

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Hingol-National-Park-Karachi89267920_201463211112Currently, 20 staff members including 18 game watchers, two deputy rangers are responsible for the management of the Park under the guidance of the park Manager who reports to the Conservator and the Secretary Wildlife, Forest, Livestock, Environment and Tourism.

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2. Kund Malir Beach

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Kund Malir is a desert beach in Balochistan, Pakistan near Hingol, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway.

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Ideal tourist spot and a real treat for beach lovers.

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It is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in this world.

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The Forgotten People Of Pakistan Who Made A Difference

Some people are remembered forever while some are forgotten, but the truth is that every person leaves a mark. With their small but meaningful contributions in various fields, the following Pakistanis from the olden days helped to shape the future of our country in one way or another.

1. Who doesn’t know Uncle Sargam? Farooq Qaiser was the face behind the most-loved puppet of 80s and 90s. The picture shows him with another one of his puppet, Mr. Bonga Bakheel in 1989.

1. Who doesn't know Uncle Sargam? Farooq Qaiser was the face behind the most-loved puppet of 80s and 90s. The picture shows him with another one of his puppet Mr. Bonga Bakheel in 1989.

2. Abdul Khaliq was considered to be the fastest man in Asia. This picture shows him winning the 200m race at 1956 Olympics.

2. Abdul Khaliq was considered to be the fastest man in Asia. This picture shows him winning the 200 m race at 1956 Olympics.

3. Farooq Jehan Taimuri, the very first female employee of Radio Pakistan in the year of 1958.

3. Farooq Jehan Taimuri, the very first female employee of Radio Pakistan in the year of 1958.

4. Moses Somake, an Iraqi Jewish architect, with his family. Back in the day, he was Karachi’s leading architect.

4. Moses Somake, am Iraqi Jewish architect, with his family. Back in the day, he was Karachi's leading architect.

5. Muhibullah Khan, a renowned squash player of his time, pictured while hitting a shot through his legs in 1958.

5. Muhibullah Khan, a renowned squash player of his time, pictured while hitting a shot through his legs in 1958.

6. Not many people have heard of him but Allama Ala-ud-din Siddiqui played an active role in the creation of Pakistan. The freedom fighter received Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his services.

6. Not many people have heard of him but Allama Ala-ud-din Siddiqui played an active role in the creation of Pakistan. The freedom fighter received Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his services.

7. Air Marshal Noor Khan, the man of steel, was the Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Air Force.

7. Air Marshal Noor Khan, the man of steel, was the Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Air Force.

8. Begum Zubeida Habib Rahimtoola, a.k.a The Queen of Hearts, was an active social worker and one of the founders of the All Pakistan Womens’ Association.

8. Begum Zubeida Habib Rahimtoola, a.k.a The Queen of Hearts, was an active social worker who was also one of the founders of the All Pakistan Womens’ Association.

9. Not only was he a popular comedian before the separation, Shah Shikarpuri was a also a great poet.

9. Not only he was a popular comedian before the separation, Shah Shikarpuri was a also a poet.

10. Wrestling’s greatest brothers; Gama Pehlwan and Imam Bakhsh.

10. Wrestling's greatest brothers; Gama Pehlwan and Imam Bakhsh.

11. The forgotten faces of Lollywood – Jamila Razzaq and Ilyas Kashmiri in a 1963 movie ‘Ishq Par Zor Nahin’.

11. The forgotten faces of Lollywood - Jamila Razzaq and Ilyas Kashmiri in a 1963 movie 'Ishq Par Zor Nahin'.

12. Roshan Khan, Azam Khan and Hashim Khan – The legendary squash players.

12. Roshan Khan, Azam Khan and Hashim Khan - The legendary squash players.

13. Manto, the famous Urdu writer, along with his nephew Hamid Jalal, in Lahore, 1949. Manto is well-known for his afsanay.

13. Manto, the famous Urdu writer, along with his nephew Hamid Jalal, in Lahore, 1949. Manto is well-known for his afsanay.

14. Pakistani hockey team after winning the 1978 World Cup.

14. Pakistani hockey team after winning the 1978 World Cup.

15. A picture of Pakistan’s first Olympic Hockey Team formed an year after the Independence in 1948.

15. A picture of Pakistan's first Olympic Hockey Team formed an year after the Independence in 1948.

16. Ever wondered who founded Lollywood? Abdur Rasheed Kardar is considered to be the father of Pakistan’s film industry.

16. Ever wondered who founded Lollywood? Abdur Rasheed Kardar is considered to be the father of Pakistan's film industry.

17. Kamal Ahmed Rizvi and Rafi Khawar (also known as Nannha), the beloved characters of Alif Noon.

17. Kamal Ahmed Rizvi and Rafi Khawar (also known as Nannha), the beloved characters of Alif Noon.

Are you inspired by these people of Pakistan?

Guess Who?! 19 Adorable Childhood Pictures Of Celebrities

Get ready for a dose of cuteness! Here is a collection of rare photos of celebrities when they were teeny weeny kids. Have a look!

1. Mahira Khan – Looking cute as she always does.

1 Mahira Khan - Looking cute as she always does.
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2. Various shots of Sajal Ali as a kid.

2. Various shots of Sajal Ali as a kid.
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3. Celebrity siblings, Shehzad and Momal Sheikh.

3. Celebrity siblings Shehzad and Momal Sheikh.
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4. Junaid Khan with his mum as a baby. The next picture shows him with his own son.

4. Junaid Khan with his mum as a baby. The next picture shows him with his own son.
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5. Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui doesn’t look a lot different.

5. Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui doesn't look a lot different.
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6. Ali Zafar with his dad.

6. Ali Zafar with his dad.
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7. Some of the famous Bollywood actresses as children.

7. Some of the famous Bollywood actresses as children.
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8. Ayeza Khan with her brother.

8. Ayeza Khan with her brother.
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9. This is what the renowned Khans looked like as toddlers.

9. This is what the renowned Khans looked like as toddlers.
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10. A rare photo of Strings and Faisal Qureshi from years ago.

10. A rare photo of Strings and Faisal Qureshi from years ago.
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11. Mawra Hocane as a teenager.

11. Mawra Hocane as a teenager.
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12. Ahsan Khan was totally adorable.

12. Ahsan Khan was totally adorable.
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13. A funny picture of Mehwish Hayat with her brother.

13. A funny picture of Mehwish Hayat with her brother.
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14. What? Imran Abbas used to look like this?

14. What? Imran Abbas used to look like this?
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15. Hamza Ali Abbasi as a tiny kid in suit.

15. Hamza Ali Abbasi as a tiny kid in suit.
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16. Your most favorite actors as little kids.

16. Your favorite actors as little kids.
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17. Osman Khalid Butt as a baby.

17. Osman Khalid Butt as a baby.
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18. Maya Ali as a little girl.

18. Maya Ali as a little girl.
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19. Imran Khan as a teenager.

19. Imran Khan as a teenager.
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Weren’t our celebrities adorable?

14 Rare, Endangered Animals Of Pakistan That We Must Save!

Pakistan is home to a versatile and potent wildlife, which sadly, is running low on numbers. Endangered species all over the world get special attention and security – whilst the Pakistani animals strive to survive in these challenging conditions.

Just like we protect our fellow humans and our culture in this country, we need to have a solid and potent way of saving these endangered species before they are wiped off the face of Pakistan. Solid steps need to be taken to save these beautiful animals before they become extinct.

Here’s a list of the most beautiful and endangered animals of Pakistan.

1. Balochistan Forest Dormouse – found near Ziarat, Balochistan

Balochistan Forest Dormouse - found near Ziarat, Balochistan

2. Himalayan Mountain Weasel – found in the Himalayas

Himalayan Mountain Weasel - found in the Himalayas

3. Asian Black Bear – found across the foothills of Himalayas

Asian Black Bear - found across the foothills of Himalayas

4. Black Finless Porpoise – found in the coastal belts of Indo-Pak borders

 Black Finless Porpoise - found in the coastal belts of Indo-Pak borders

5. Snow Leopard – found in the Karakoram Range and Himalayas

Snow Leopard - found in the Karakoram Range and Himalaya

6. Indus Dolphin – found in the Indus River, Sindh

Indus Dolphin - found in the Indus River, Sindh

7. Houbara Bustard (Taloor) – found in parts of Sindh and Balochistan

Houbara Bustard (Taloor) - found in parts of Sindh and Balochistan

8. Fishing Cat – found in Hunza and Kashmir

Fishing Cat - found in Hunza and Kashmir

9. Goitered Gazelle – found in the Chinkara Desert

Goitered Gazelle - found in the Chinkara Desert

10. Himalayan Goral – found in the lush plains of the Himalayas

Himalayan Goral - found in the lush plains of the Himalayas

11. Himalayan Musk Deer – found in the Himalayan Ranges

Himalayan Musk Deer - found in the Himalayan Ranges

12. European Otter – found in rivers and streams of North Pakistan

European Otter - found in rivers and streams of North Pakistan

13. Chinese White Dolphin – found in the rivers of the Karakoram Range

Chinese White Dolphin - found in the rivers of the Karakoram Range

14. Markhor – the national animal of Pakistan, found in North Pakistan and Balochistan

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Don’t these beautiful animals deserve to stay free in Pakistan? Let’s unite and save them together.

The Serene Valleys Of Gojal – The Forgotten Edge Of Pakistan

Gojal is where Pakistan begins. Featuring the cluster of tiny and large valleys, Gojal, the upper Hunza, is in the north of Gilgit, right at the edge of Pakistan. Gojal is the largest tehsil (sub-district) of Gilgit-Baltistan sharing borders with Afghanistan and China.

It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places of Pakistan. Surprisingly, not many Pakistanis have seen it or even heard of it. Let’s have a look at the gorgeous valleys that house lofty peaks, striking glaciers, frozen lakes and eye catching scenery.

1. A breathtakingly beautiful aerial view of Gojal district.1. A breathtakingly beautiful aerial view of Gojal district.

2. Gulmit Village – Founded centuries ago, the village is the headquarters of Gojal renowned for its panoramic views and glaciers.2. Gulmit Village - Founded centuries ago, the village is the headquarters of Gojal renowned for its panoramic views and glaciers.

3. Gulmit Village is surrounded by Passu Cones. It is a popular tourist destination featuring a number of hotels, museums and shops.3. Gulmit Village is surrounded by Passu Cones. It is a popular tourist destination featuring a number of hotels, museums and shops.

4. The valleys of Gojal are easily visible from Karakoram Highway. All the villages are culturally diverse.

4. The valleys of Gojal are easily visible from Karakoram Highway. All the villages are culturally diverse.

5. The gorgeous Hunza River passing through Gojal.5. The gorgeous Hunza River passing through Gojal.

6. The Glacial Lake fed by Batura Glacier – If there is one thing that Gojal doesn’t lack, it’s glacial lakes.

6. The Glacial Lake fed by Batura Glacier - If there is one thing that Gojal doesn't lack, its glacial lakes.

7. The valley is home to the ethnic groups of Wakhi, Burushaski and Domaki. They are hospitable, liberal and believe in education.7. The valley is home to the ethnic groups of Wakhi, Burushaski and Domaki. They are hospitable, liberal and believe in education.

8. Borith Lake – A silvery grey lake about 2,600 meters above sea level.8. Borith Lake - A silvery grey lake about 2,600 meters above sea level.

9. Attabad Lake was created in 2010 after a landslide. It majorly affected the economy of the Gojal Valley as it blocked the Karakorum Highway. The people now travel through boats.9. Attabad Lake was created in 2010 after a landslide. It majorly affected the economy of the Gojal Valley as it blocked the KKH. The people now travel through boats.

10. The world has almost forgotten that Gojal exists.10. The world has almost forgotten that Gojal exists.

But across the rocks, glaciers and lakes, the valleys lie serenely along the mountains.