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10 Beautiful Rivers Of Pakistan You Should Know About
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Published: Feb 16, 2016

We all know about Indus River, Chenab River, Jhelum River, Ravi River, Sutlej River and Neelum River. But there are a lot more beautiful rivers which flow across the Pakistan. Here are 10 beautiful rivers of Pakistan you should know about.

1. Kunhar River

Kunhar River is also called Nan-Sukh in Persian language, which means eye’s repose. This 166 kilometres (103 mi) long river is located primarily in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Kunhar river flows through the entire Kaghan valley, Jalkhad, the Naran valley, Kaghan, Balakot, Garhi Habibullah and Dalola. It belongs to the Indus River watershed basin.

Source: myhazara.tk
Source: myhazara.tk

2. Gomal River

Gomal River is 400 km long and it flows between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The river lends its name to the Gomal University in Dera Ismail Khan and the like-named Gomal District in Pakika province of Afghanistan.

Source: nativepakistan
Source: nativepakistan

3. Shigar River

Shigar River flows through the Singar Valley and is located in Gilgit Baltistan. It is formed from the melt water of the Baltoro Glacier and Biafo Glacier. This river joins the Indus River on the right bank near Skardu in Baltistan.

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Source: gotsaga.com

4. Zhob River

Zhob River means “oozing water” in Pashto language. It is 410 km long and is located in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the only river in the country that follows a north-eastern course.

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Photo: pinterest.com

5. Panjkora River

Panjkora River rises high in the glaciers of Hindu Kush mountains and flows downstream south through Upper Dir and Lower Dir district and joing the Swat River near Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is in the Indus River watershed basin.

Source: pakwheels
Source: pakwheels

6. Kunar River

Kunar River is also called Chitral River or Kama River. It is 480 km long and located in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and eastern Afghanistan. It is fed by melting glaciers and snow if the Hindu Kush Mountains. It is part of the Indus River watershed basin. Pakistan and Afghanistan is working on a plan to construct a 1,500MW hydropower project on Kunar River.

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Source: commons.wikimedia

7. Shyok River

Shyok River is called “the river of death” in Turkic language. It runs through the Shyok valley and finally meets the Nubra River forming the Nubra Valley of Jammu and Kashmir located at a distance of 150 km from Leh-Ladakh in India.It is a tributary of the Indus River that originates in the Rimo Glacier, which is a part of the Siachen Glacier.

Source: S.M.Bukhari
Source: S.M.Bukhari

8. Braldu River

Braldu River flows in the Skardu district of Gilgit Baltistan. It is 78 kilometres (48 mi) long river and joins joins the Basha Basna River, and together they form the Shigar River, which is a tributary of the Indus River.

Source: karakorams.com
Source: karakorams.com

9. Gilgit River

Gilgit River is also reffered as the Ghizar River. It is a tributary of the River Indus flowing past the town of Gilgit. The river is located in the northern areas of Azad Kashmir and originates from the Shandur Lake.

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Source: hunzaadventuretours

10. Swat River

Swat River is a perennial river in the northern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Swat River commences at Kalam with the confluence of Ushu and Utror Rivers and flows for about 160 kilometer across the valley, the narrow course of the river continues up to Thalapand (Baghderai).

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Source: flickr.com