Quetta is the capital of the Balochistan Province, the largest province of Pakistan and is 1692 metres above sea level. Most of it is a desert. It is located to the North-West of Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and to the South-West of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan at the mouth of the Bolan Pass. It is situated in a river valley and is very close to the border of Afghanistan, with a road leading from Quetta to Kandahar in Afghanistan in the North-West. Quetta sits near the Durand Line border with Afghanistan and is an important trade and communications centre between the two countries as well as an important military location occupying a vital strategic position for the Pakistani Armed Forces. The city lies on the Bolan Pass route which was once the only gateway to and from South Asia. The city was the closest city to the 1935 and the 2008 earthquakes both of which resulted in a great deal of damage to the city and significant loss of life.
This article sent by our new reader Sonia Zafar. She belongs to Quetta Pakistan. She recently done here graduation from Quetta University.Related Posts