A report on LadakhXinjiang and Pakistan

South Asia in 565 CE
Dzungaria (Red) and the Tarim Basin or Altishahr (Blue)
The empire of Kyide Nyimagon divided among his three sons, c. 930 CE. The border between Ladakh/Maryul and Guge-Purang is shown in a thin dotted line, north of Gartok
Northern Xinjiang (Junggar Basin) (Yellow), Eastern Xinjiang- Turpan Depression (Turpan Prefecture and Hami Prefecture) (Red) and Altishahr/the Tarim Basin (Blue)
Indus Priest King Statue from Mohenjo-Daro.
Royal drinking scene at Alchi Monastery, Ladakh, circa 1200 CE. The king wears a decorated Qabā', of Turco-Persian style. It is similar to [[:File:Royal drinking scene at the entrance of the western monastery at Manguy, 11th to 13th century CE.jpg|another royal scene]] at nearby Mangyu Monastery.
Physical map showing the separation of Dzungaria and the Tarim Basin (Altishahr) by the Tien Shan Mountains
Jama Masjid of Leh next to the Leh Palace
Map of Han Dynasty in 2 CE. Light blue is the Tarim Basin protectorate.
Standing Buddha from Gandhara, Greco-Buddhist art, 1st–2nd century AD.
Thikse Monastery, Ladakh
Old Uyghur/Yugur art from the Bezeklik murals
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore
The empire of kings Tsewang Namgyal and Jamyang Namgyal, about 1560–1600 CE
The Tarim Basin in the 3rd century AD
Clock Tower, Faisalabad, built by the British government in the 19th century
Cham dance during Dosmoche festival in Leh Palace
A Sogdian man on a Bactrian camel. Sancai ceramic statuette, Tang dynasty
Queen Elizabeth II was the last monarch of independent Pakistan, before it became a republic in 1956.
The disputed territory of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir: divided between Pakistan (green), India (blue) and China (yellow)
Mongol states from the 14th to the 17th centuries: the Northern Yuan dynasty, Four Oirat, Moghulistan and Kara Del
Signing of the Tashkent Declaration to end hostilities with India in 1965 in Tashkent, USSR, by President Ayub alongside Bhutto (centre) and Aziz Ahmed (left)
National Highway No 1
The Dzungar–Qing Wars, between the Qing Dynasty and the Dzungar Khanate
President George W. Bush meets with President Musharraf in Islamabad during his 2006 visit to Pakistan.
Ladakh (L) shown in the wider Kashmir region
The Battle of Oroi-Jalatu in 1756, between the Manchu and Oirat armies
The Friday Prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore
Map of the central Ladakh region
The Qing Empire ca. 1820
A satellite image showing the topography of Pakistan
The confluence of the Indus (flowing left-to-right) and Zanskar (coming in from top) rivers.
Scene from the 1828 Qing campaign against rebels in Altishahr
Köppen climate classification of Pakistan
The Ladakh region has high altitude
Yakub Beg, ruler of Yettishar
Parliament House
View of Leh Town Along with Stok Kangri
19th-century Khotan Uyghurs in Yettishar
Prime Minister's Office
Monthly average temperature in Leh
Kuomintang in Xinjiang, 1942
Supreme Court of Pakistan
The black-necked crane comes to India every year for breeding. Photograph has been taken at Tso Kar, Ladakh.
Governor Sheng Shicai ruled from 1933 to 1944.
President of Pakistan Ayub Khan with US President John F. Kennedy in 1961
Wild animals of Ladakh
The Soviet-backed Second East Turkestan Republic encompassed Xinjiang's Ili, Tarbagatay and Altay districts.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the 2019 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit
Yaks in Ladakh
Close to Karakoram Highway in Xinjiang.
Pakistan Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai signing the Treaty of Friendship Between China and Pakistan. Pakistan is host to China's largest embassy.
Banner of the Administration of Ladakh
Pamir Mountains and Muztagh Ata.
The areas shown in green are the Pakistani-controlled areas.
Street market in Leh
Taklamakan Desert
Hunza Valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region is part of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.
Preparing apricots. Alchi Monastery.
Tianchi Lake
Pakistan Air Force's JF-17 Thunder flying in front of the 26660 ft Nanga Parbat
A vehicle on the Himalaya Highway 3
Black Irtysh river in Burqin County is a famous spot for sightseeing.
Statue of a bull outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange, Islamabad, Pakistan
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Kanas Lake
Surface mining in Sindh. Pakistan has been termed the 'Saudi Arabia of Coal' by Forbes.
Largest cities and towns of Xinjiang
Television assembly factory in Lahore. Pakistan's industrial sector accounts for about 20.3% of the GDP, and is dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises.
Dancer in masked dance festival
Statue of Mao Zedong in Kashgar
Rising skyline of Karachi with several under construction skyscrapers.
Jabro Dance
Nur Bekri, Chairman of the Xinjiang Government between 2007 and 2015
Lake Saiful Muluk, located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near the town of Naran in the Saiful Muluk National Park.
Sul-ma, woman's woollen dress (detail), Ladakh, late 19th-early 20th century
The distribution map of Xinjiang's GDP per person (2011)
Badshahi Mosque was commissioned by the Mughals in 1671. It is listed as a World Heritage Site.
First ever Khelo India Winter Games in Ladakh
Ürümqi is a major industrial center within Xinjiang.
Tarbela Dam, the largest earth filled dam in the world, was constructed in 1968.
Woman wearing traditional Ladakhi hat
Wind farm in Xinjiang
Pakistan produced 1,135 megawatts of renewable energy for the month of October 2016. Pakistan expects to produce 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy by the beginning of 2019.
Ladakhi Perak Headdress courtesy the Wovenosuls collection
Sunday market in Khotan
The motorway passes through the Salt Range mountains
Indian Astronomical Observatory near Leh
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Karachi Cantonment railway station
Ladakh horsemen, depicted in Alchi Monastery, circa 13th century CE
Karakorum highway
Port of Karachi is one of South Asia's largest and busiest deep-water seaports, handling about 60% of the nation's cargo (25 million tons per annum)
The nine stupas at Thiksey Monastery
This flag (Kök Bayraq) has become a symbol of the East Turkestan independence movement.
Orange Line Metro Train, Lahore
Statue of Maitreya at Likir Monastery, Leh district
"Heroic Gesture of Bodhisattvathe Bodhisattva", example of 6th-7th-century terracotta Greco-Buddhist art (local populations were Buddhist) from Tumxuk, Xinjiang
Track of Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metrobus with adjoining station
Likir Monastery, Ladakh
Sogdian donors to the Buddha, 8th century fresco (with detail), Bezeklik, Eastern Tarim Basin
Nagan Chowrangi Flyover, Karachi
Phyang Gompa, Ladakh
A mosque in Ürümqi
Central Library of University of Sargodha
Hemis Monastery in the 1870s
People engaging in snow sports by a statue of bodhisattva Guanyin in Wujiaqu
Literacy rate in Pakistan 1951–2018
Pensi La
Christian Church in Hami
Malala Yousafzai at the Women of the World festival in 2014.
Shingo La
Catholic Church in Urumqi
Shanti Stupa, Leh
Temple of the Great Buddha in Midong, Ürümqi
Front of the Thiksey Monastery
Taoist Temple of Fortune and Longevity at the Heavenly Lake of Tianshan in Fukang, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture
Pakistan hosts the second largest refugee population globally after Turkey. An Afghan refugee girl near Tarbela Dam
Likir Monastery
Emin Minaret
Kalma Underpass, Lahore
Trees nestled in front of the Himalayas near Leh
Id Kah mosque in Kashgar, largest mosque in China
Faisal Mosque, built in 1986 by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay on behalf of King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
Nubra Valley view with reflection
Erkin Tuniyaz, the incumbent Chairman of the Xinjiang Government
Carved stone tablets, each with the inscription "Om Mani Padme Hum" along the paths of Zanskar
Havana at Shri Hinglaj Mata temple shakti peetha, the largest Hindu pilgrimage centre in Pakistan. The annual Hinglaj Yathra is attended by more than 250,000 people.
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore
Truck art is a distinctive feature of Pakistani culture.
People in traditional clothing in Neelum District
Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistan's national poet who conceived the idea of Pakistan
The Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam is part of Pakistan's Sufi heritage.
Minar-e-Pakistan is a national monument marking Pakistan's independence movement.
Located on the bank of Arabian Sea in Karachi, Port Grand is one of the largest food streets of Asia.
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore is the 3rd largest cricket stadium in Pakistan with a seating capacity of 27,000 spectators.
President George W. Bush meets with President Musharraf in Islamabad during his 2006 visit to Pakistan.
Minar-e-Pakistan is a national monument marking Pakistan's independence movement.

Ladakh is a region administered by India as a union territory, which constitutes a part of the larger Kashmir region and has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947.

- Ladakh

Ladakh is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh to the south, both the Indian-administered union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan to the west, and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass in the far north.

- Ladakh

Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

- Xinjiang

Xinjiang borders the Tibet Autonomous Region and India's Leh district in Ladakh to the south, Qinghai and Gansu provinces to the east, Mongolia (Bayan-Ölgii, Govi-Altai and Khovd Provinces) to the east, Russia's Altai Republic to the north and Kazakhstan (Almaty and East Kazakhstan Regions), Kyrgyzstan (Issyk-Kul, Naryn and Osh Regions), Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province and Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan to the west.

- Xinjiang

Approximately 45.1% of the Kashmir region is controlled by India (administratively split into Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh), which also claims the entire territory of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir that is not under its control.

- Pakistan

Under Nasir's leadership the ISI was also involved in supporting Chinese Muslims in Xinjiang Province, rebel Muslim groups in the Philippines, and some religious groups in Central Asia.

- Pakistan

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Photograph of Kargah Buddha in Gilgit; "The ancient Stupa – rock carvings of Buddha, everywhere in the region, point to the firm hold of Buddhism for such a long time."
Map of Tibetan Empire citing the areas of Gilgit-Baltistan as part of its kingdom in 780–790 CE
The princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, (National Geographic, 1946). Shown are the Gilgit Agency, consisting of subsidiary states of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Gilgit wazarat, including the Gilgit Leased Area (shown in white). Baltistan was part of the large area of the Ladakh-Baltistan wazarat in the east.
The last Maqpon Raja Ahmed Shah (died in prison in Lhasa c. 1845)
Flag of the Gilgit-Baltistan region
Gilgit Baltisan assembly located in Jutial Gilgit
Gilgit-Baltistan is administered as three divisions
Fourteen districts in 2019
Mountains covered in snow, as seen from the Raja Bazar Road Gilgit
Montage of Gilgit-Baltistan
View of Laila Peak, which is located near Hushe Valley (a town in Khaplu)
The Trango Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year a number of expeditions from all corners of the globe visit Karakoram to climb the challenging granite.
Cold Desert, Skardu is the world's highest desert
Rush Lake, Nagar, Pakistan
Sheosar Lake is in the western part of Deosai National Park
The Karakoram Highway
National Highway N-15 has abrupt direction changes which is a challenge for drivers who use this route to reach Gilgit
ATR 42–500 on Gilgit Airport. Picture taken on 10 July 2016
A pie chart showing the Sectarian divide of Gilgit-Baltistan
Dance of Swati Guests with traditional music at Baltit Fort in 2014
Wakhi musicians in Gulmit.
One of the poplular dish of this region is Chapchor. It is widely made in Nagar Valley and Hunza Valley
Polo in progress with the shandur lake in background, Shandur, Gupis-Yasin District.
Satpara Lake, Skardu, in 2002
Upper Kachura Lake
Shangrila Lake, Skardu
Manthokha Waterfall

Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is a region administered by Pakistan as an autonomous territory, and constituting the northern portion of the larger Kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China from somewhat later.The application of the term "administered" to the various regions of Kashmir and a mention of the Kashmir dispute is supported by the tertiary sources (a) through (d), reflecting due weight in the coverage.

It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, the Xinjiang region of China, to the east and northeast, and the Indian-administered union territories Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the southeast.

Aerial View of The Karakoram Highway

Karakoram Highway

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Aerial View of The Karakoram Highway
Aerial View of The Karakoram Highway by hunzographer
Jingle trucks on the Karakoram Highway.
Milestone near Besham in Pakistan.
Highlighted in red is the route of National Highway 35, which is to be completely rebuilt and upgraded under the CPEC agreement. Highlighted in blue is the 175 km road between Gilgit and Skardu which is to be upgraded to a four-lane highway.
The Karakoram Highway in the Xinjiang region of China.
Karakoram Highway near Juglot, where three mountain ranges meet
KKH passing through Passu in Pakistan.
Karakoram Highway in Akto County, Xinjiang
KKH along the Indus River, 2001.
On the Karokoram Highway near Chilas.
Landslides, particularly during the rainy season, sporadically disturb the traffic for several hours.
Karakoram Highway ahead of Juglot, Gilgit
Karakoram Highway view from Altit fort, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan

The Karakoram Highway (known by its initials KKH, also known as N-35 or National Highway 35 or the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway) is a 1300 km national highway which extends from Hasan Abdal in the Punjab province of Pakistan to the Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan, where it crosses into China and becomes China National Highway 314.

The highway connects the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plus Gilgit-Baltistan with China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

The proposed Xinjiang-GB-Azad Kashmir road would be linked to Yarkant County in Xinjiang, and enter Gilgit-Baltistan through Mustagh Pass, 126 km west of Ladakh, crossing the major supply artery from the Karakoram Highway near Skardu city.