Bolan Pass


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Bo·lan Pass

also Bho·lan Pass  (bō-län′)
A mountain pass of western Pakistan at an altitude of 1,793 m (5,882 ft). The strategic pass has long been a gateway between Central Asia and India.
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Bolan Pass

(bəʊˈlɑːn)
n
(Placename) a mountain pass in W central Pakistan through the Brahui Range, between Sibi and Quetta, rising to 1800 m (5900 ft)
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Located near Bolan Pass in Balochistan, Mehrgarh is considered among the earliest settled sites where farming was practiced.
NPAG artists presented a dance titled Mehrgarh, depicting one of the oldest civilisations discovered at the Bolan Pass in Balochistan as well as the Sindhi jhoomar, Khattak dance, bhangra and Balti and Kalash dances.
Sibi lies 163 Kilometers (3-hour drive) to the south-east of capital Quetta at the bank of the famous Bolan Pass.
The conference recognised Balochistan as an independent state and the founding fathers of Pakistan agreed to negotiate the return of Quetta, Bolan pass and other Baloch districts which had been obtained on lease by British India's authorities from Khan of Kalat and annexed into the British Balochistan province of British India," he added.
Limestone of tertiary and Mesozoic ages are extensively exposed in Quetta, Loralai, Sibi, Khuzdar and Lasbela districts, particularly in the vicinity of Bolan Pass, Khost, Sharigh, Harnai and Spintangi.
The Great Game for Central Asia led to British involvement in Balochistan, a sparsely-populated area in Pakistan, mostly desert and mountain, and containing the Bolan Pass, the southern counter- part of the more famous Khyber.