Geography Now! PAKISTAN

Geography Now! PAKISTAN

Alright, Pakistan! You’ve probably heard of this guy: Maybe the news, maybe in litterature, maybe in movies. Pakistan is sort of a societal paradox. It’s only a little over half of a century old yet it retains history that predates the pyramids of Egypt. There’s so much to discover so, Pak your bags and stan-d on this bus ride to Pakistan! (piano jingle)
Sheep: NOW!!! Hey everyone I’m your host Barbs Pakistan is kind of like the bridge between the Middle-East and the rest of Asia It is the only nation on the world known to have been established on the basis of religion alone. Bangladesh: What about me?? I mean originally kind of yes, but you were like one unit with Pakistan and then you got a second independence based on
you. not. liking. Pakistan Bangladesh: Oh yeah that’s right! Btw you should really re-do my episode. It’s completely outdated and you totally stole that map from JayForeman. Oh I met up with Jay in London. We had a jolly live stream chat and laughed about it. Calm down, he’s cool with me. JayForeman: It’s true I am cool with it. (deeper) I’m not really cool with it. Anyway, time for Pakistan! (POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY) Pakistan, Pakistan… It’s interesting because even the name which means “Pure land” is even an acronym for the five formal regions of British India that joined together: Punjab, Afghania Kashmir, Sindh and BalochiSTAN PAK-STAN! Later the ‘i’ was add to just help with prononciation. Anyway, the map! Pakistan is located in South Asia surrounded by Iran, Afghanistan, China and India with the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the South. The country is divided into 4 provinces and 3 territories including the capital Islamabad that acts as its own territory. Keep in mind, the Northern territories are administratively operated under Pakistan’s government but India still claims parts, or most of them. The country’s largest city and former capital though is Karachi in the Sindh province with about 15 million people. It holds the largest and busiest airport: Karachi Jinnah International and the largest shipping port, the Port of Karachi which handles about 60% of the nation’s cargo. However, the largest deep seaport in the world is actually here in Gwadar. Recently, it has been going massive renovations and constructions funded by the Chinese as it means to help with access to the Indian Ocean. The nation’s second largest city is Lahore in the Punjab province which hold the 3rd busiest airport: Lahore Allama Iqbal International. The country has a vast wide rail network extending from Karachi to Peshawar in the north with branch lines extending to Iran, Afghanistan, and a proposed line that goes up to China. However, it would be very difficult considering that there are incredibly high mountains up further north and today, there is only main road that crosses over from Pakistan into China: The N-35 highway, otherwise known as the Karakoram highway, the world’s highest paved road at over 4,000 meters above sea level. This one little road is the life-giving artery on the 523km wide border that gives China access to the Indian Ocean and Pakistan access to the east, circumnavigating around India which otherwise blocks them both. Yeah, I mean it’s really not hard to understand why China and Pakistan get along. It’s like: Rep. of China: “GIVE ME ACCESS TO THE WEST!! UGH!” British India: “Nope.” (Can anyone figure out what’s going on here? I have no idea what they are posing about) And now my favourite part of any episode: Territorial ANOMALIES! Yeah, you can see that there is a lot of backstory hidden within the valleys of Pakistan. And it goes waaay back to the very important river which brings us to: (PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY) Pakistan’s landscape is incredibly diverse. If you look at Pakistan above, you’ll notice it has some prominent and distinctly contrasting features. And it’s very interesting how Pakistan used these features to their advantage. For one, Pakistan is kind of precariously situated right at the convergence of of the Indian, Arabian and Eurasian plates zones. This is what has created the dry hilly area known as the Sulaiman Range and the Baluchistan plateau in the southwest. Despite the Baluchistan province, the largest one taking up about 44% of the country’s land, only about 6% of the population lives here. This effectively made Baluchistan and Azad Kashmir the “earthquake capitals” of Pakistan. The capital of Baluchistan, Quetta was nearly destroyed in 1935 yet rebuilt. In the north, you can find the tallest peak, K2 or Chhogori, the second tallest mountain in the world, straddling the border within the disputed Shaksum Valley that both India and China claim. Keep in mind, 5 of the 14 tallest peaks in the world known as the “Eight thousanders” club are located in the north of Pakistan, 4 in the Gilgit-Baltistan territory alone. From there going south, you see the one iconic powerhouse lifeline of the entire nation: The Indus River fed by snowmelt from the mountains up north. This is the longest river in the nation that has dozens of branches and tributaries that essentially feed the entire country. In fact, the Indus River basin is the world’s largest irrigation system with over 58,000km of canals, cultivating over 230,000km of land. Further south, you find the largest natural lake in the country, Manchar along the edges of the Indus valley that flows into the Indus river delta (DEMOGRAPHICS) Thank you, Noah! Now the weird thing about the entire South Asia subcontinent is that when you look at the people, many of them look exactly alike, and you would just assume they are basically relatives. I mean, you have Pakistani Punjabis and Indian Punjabis. Pakistani Kashmiris, Indian Kashmiris. They have the same languages and same cultural traditions and history and customs. And in most cases, they really are family. But when it comes to nationhood and worldview, the dichotomy makes a clear boundary that splits one side from the other. DPRK: Mmm. “Keep talking, we’re listening.” (Friend Zone) Now you have to understand, Pakistan was kind of like a constructed state to consolidate religious communities in the former empire. So that means with Pakistan, a lot of their diplomacy depends on strategy. For one, even though they were a former colony, they still have a somewhat neutral-ish kind of amicable relationship with the UK. The UK has the largest population of Pakistanis in Europe, many come from the Mirpur district and you can still see much of the cultural influences in their societly such as cricket and driving on the left. and even go so far to support Azerbaijan’s side in the controversial disputes with Armenia. In conclusion: Pakistan may have been formed in the 40s, but you would have millennia of backstory with this place. Pakistan, it is what it is, go for it. Stay tuned, Palau is coming up next

Comments (100)

  1. Geography Now
    Pakistan is not your average "Asian" I mean where else can you find blonde-haired blue-eyed Ancient mountain tribal animists, and dolphins with no eyes? Welcome to the Indus Valley. #PAKISTAN! And HUGE thanks to Geograpeeps Asiya and Maha for sending in your videos and BEING IN this video! You two rock!

  2. Mughals are Muslim descendants of mangols.

  3. WTF man? Why don't you talk about the Durand Line?

  4. more indian comments than pakistanis..??

  5. One side nusrat other side whole Bollywood

  6. Seems you have been heavily paid by Pakistani to make this kind of video.

  7. Pakistan zindabad ???

  8. 8:19 hahahahahahahah love

  9. You are wonderful bones

  10. Awesome video..good effort from Pakistan

  11. Yeah right pakistan is only some years old. But you are wrong about long back history It has. Because that time it was India and that is Indian history. The place was populated by Hindus which changed after mughals occupied. The rich history belonged India back then

  12. Yah.. Sounds like Fa-kistan

  13. Soon whole pakistan will become part of china

  14. Worst country in the planet….

  15. The 5,000 year old Sindhi Nation that lives in Sindh are heirs to a rich and living cultural heritage that is millenia old. We draw our origins from the Indus Valley Civilisation whose crown jewel, the ruins of Mohenjo Daro ('Mound of the Dead' in Sindhi), is located in District Larkana, Sindh province. Our Nation and our Land are named after the River Sindhu which the world knows as the Indus River. The Sindhu/Indus in turn has lent its name to a country (India), a region (Indian sub-continent) and an ocean (Indian Ocean). Sindhis speak the Sindhi language and our most important literature is the 'Risalo' of the 'Shakespeare of Sindh' Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. All Sindhis wear a traditional Sindhi cap and 'Ajrak' shawl as our national dress. Pakistan's first democratically elected Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and his daughter the two-time former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto were of Sindhi origin. Since 1947, Sindh has been a part of Pakistan and yet has retained its unique history and socio-cultural existence.

  16. OK Noah is beautiful… love this channel – you guys are amazing! Thank you so much

  17. Ur fact is wrong.. India has more Muslims than pakistan.. go & read it carefully

  18. Woow thats some deep deep knowledge

  19. Awsome guys..great effort

  20. Hundeza people have ilyrian ancestry ( the nowday albania) so they originated from Europe. Ik that cuz I'm albanian and hunde means nose from Albanian so they are the nose people that live in the mountains of pakistans that speak ancient ilyrian and have a good diet that helps them live over 95 years old.

  21. Peacekeepers in Pakistan … Wtf. ???

  22. Lolywood really???????

  23. Fun fact : Pakistan is madhrchod

  24. lol fun fact indus is fed by water realesed by india and that basin is not the biggest

  25. Please get your facts right. Plz read some history as well apart from geography… the independent king of Kashmir joined India after partition. But Pakistan invaded Kashmir after which India retaliated. Please for god’s sake, read some facts and STOP saying Indian occupied Kashmir .

  26. Make video on Nepal

  27. Pakistan looks like a dinosaur


  29. Remove Balochistan and Pak occupied Kashmir from Pakistan….
    Edit soon ..

  30. My dad is older than porkistan

  31. ok very good video but a correction needed adus slam was not a pakistani officiall,/ was american nantional

  32. 3:02 correct bro??????

  33. Pakistan is only d inheritance of India……….wen it comes to its culture ,…, heritage and cuisine…

  34. The famous Person Osama Bin Laden was Found near Paki Army camp in Abottabad 🙂


  36. Bro Jammu Kashmir is now officially in India

  37. Dear youtuber. The disputed area you are showing is part of india. In 1947 Jammu and kashnir raja harisingh joined india as state. The region you showed as gilgit baltistan is also part of india but occupied illegally by pakistan POK. Use google map. Use standard maps. Then display. I was regular liker of your videos. But i am not sure now. It hurts feeling of 130 million people.

  38. basic flaw in map of pakistan, kashmir and gilgit baltistan are a part of India

  39. this is infringing the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of INDIA, by showing POK and gilgit baltistan as parts of Pakistan. they are a integral part of India, this is absolutely unacceptable.

    this video needs to be taken down immediately with an apology to the 1.3 billion INDIANS and mainly to the people of union territories of jammu and kashmir and ladak.
    my dear deshvasiyo this is absolute rubbish and a direct and clear stand against the people and the nation.

  40. India will alway claim and truly so that erstwhile Indian state of jammu and kashmir (now ut )is a internal and integral part of INDIA. this type of mis information should not be brought forward at least from some one like you. i request all my brothers and sisters to report this video as misleading.

  41. i have unsubscribed this channel until a formal apology is issued to the people of India, the correct Indian map is drawn and the wrong video removed,request all of you that support India to follow the suite and unsubscribe.

  42. Update: India's J&K is not a disputed region anymore after India nullified the effects of art 370 and art 35A of the Indian constitution and also passed the reorganization bill making J&K as an union territory, ladakh separate UT. It means now India enjoys full rights over J&K, Ladakh and their partial autonomy ceases to exist.

    Pakistan has captured parts of this J&K in 1947 i.e POK which is "Disputed territory" since India also claims POK comprising of Gilgit-Baltistan.

    China is in control of saksham valley (gifted by pakistan) and Aksai chin (taken by force) but they are officially still India's claim as per the Maharaja's letter of accession to India in 1947. So, Aksai Chin, Saksham valley, POK are disputed areas and India claims them.

    India has already taken control of Siachin glacier, the highest battlefield in the world after op meghdoot where Indian forces deceived Pak forces.

    This video doesn't mention the infamous Osama hideout in Pakistan's abottabad where pak army and ISI were shieldiing him. 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind is also in pakistan and gives speeches openly there, contests election because there is no rule of law in a rogue country like pakistan.

  43. "Indo Aryans", Do white people really wanna be Indians that bad?

  44. You Would Need To Update This Episode Coz India Is Going To Claim The Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Really Soon…?

  45. Karachi mea padi thandi Pakistanio ke maa Randi…?????

  46. To add your last comments
    . Indian amd Pakistan have some families living in other side of border.. So there are actually relatives of some people.

  47. So many butt hurt Indians rushing to spew hatred about Pakistan. Tells a lot about India's hysteria about Pakistan.
    Listen, you scumbag goons you'll never succeed in your futile efforts of making vile "Akhand Bharat". Stop dreaming and get into your skin before you're torn to pieces.

  48. He sounded EXTREMELY bored here.

  49. If u gonna make india pak videos….u gonna be famous soon….support India…..pakistan is a terror supporting country

  50. Only reason behind the maximum views from India not from Porkistan is " Video is in English "

  51. Yeah i have a interesting life to say the least. My family is both Pakistan and India, so sometimes their thoughts clash and some get annoyed at me for suggesting the idea of re-unification

  52. You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for this video ❤️?? thank you for doing a good job of portraying the country

  53. Do a new video with Denmark

  54. Fun fact – Pakistan ki ma ka bhosda is permanent

  55. Porkistan ki maa ka bharosa

  56. Interesting, comprehensive, inclusive, overview. Respect Pakistan.

  57. 8:17 Pakistan has Always Edge over This ? (Shoaib malik,Hasan Ali)

  58. Lol look at all these jealous indians comments you guys are pathetic it's funny to read your comments lmao???

  59. The one thing that i learned from these comments is that indians are so pathetic sending hate ignorants get a life ??

  60. Pakistan was an experiment to make a territory based on religion. It failed miserably within the first 25 years itself

  61. Shalwar Kameez and NOT Sharwal Kameez

  62. I was stoked to see Keith was showing Bangla script for music notations for Pakistan

  63. Pakistan is world's terror factory and also known as Terroristan. They are on the verge of financial collapse. In next few years we would see the end of Pakistan. Balochistan is not Pakistan and they deserve to be a separate country.

  64. Hey u forgot one of the major employment sector in Pak – terrorism ? u can also mention the FDI coming in.

  65. Don't show jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan land. It's part of India of course we agree some part is under Pakistan administration….so you can claim that it's in dispute.. But don't show total jammu and Kashmir

  66. Only indians are commenting negative of the world people are so positive ..that's the diff bw indians and pakis thought


  68. Here are some famous people from Pakistan…

    Captain Kirk: KHANNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. Welcome to Pakistan❤

  70. There is Jammu and Kashmir & Pakistan occupied Kashmir n gilgit baltishtan .

  71. Pak has no history or culture …. Pakistan born in 1947…..

    India …..1 centre.

  72. pakistan is equivalent to terroristan


  74. Assalamu Alaikum Pakistan! Much love from Turkey ?????

  75. Mirpur* not miyapur

  76. Your videos are knowledgeable for civil services exams

  77. Man it’s like Indians have nothing better to do than tease Pakistan in the comment section for no reason.Get a life people.Improve yourself first before pointing fingers.

  78. As an Indian Kashmir has never been the part of Pakistan. And very soon we're going to merge that POK with India

  79. Who else is reading comments of the triggered Indians????

  80. kashmir wants to be an independence state of themselves, but india attack on them to occupied the land of kashmir, now the kashmiri peoples dont except the Indian govt, they are totally with the Pakistan. Go to Kashmir, you can see the conditions of kashmiri peoples

  81. The fact is that nothing interesting in pakistan ??

  82. I is added for india

  83. Imagine showing up at a place and ruling despite being a minority for hundreds of years,
    Then when it's finally the time for majority to rule, the minority breaks up and makes a separate country for itself.
    Now look at all those hate comments from the butthurt majority in the comments section. IYKWIM.
    You'll never get over it India.

  84. Indian are so jealous from pakistan.. always after watching positive sides of pakistan they cry like a baby and shout pakistan had usama pakistan export terrorism but the reality is we have indian exporter of terrorism in our jail. Who was involved in terrorism in pakistan(kulbhushan jadav). and whole world knows pakistan is the most affected country of terrorism then india. And indian blame pakistan for terrorism.. indians!be some logical
    If you say pakistan is responsible for the Indian occupied kashmir situation then go to kashmir and ask kashmiris who is responsible then you will see your own dirty face

  85. pakistan is good but your team is very good

  86. 3:6 second ????????
    whole vedio felt like they wanted to end it as fast as they can?
    star Rajini?

  87. You have wrong concepts about Jammu & kasmir

  88. It's misleading.
    Showing INDIAN territory in Pakistan map.

  89. Love To Pakistan ???????? From Indian Occupied Kashmir.

  90. Awesome thumbnail..???

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