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 (pə-mîr′, pä-)
A mountainous region of Central Asia mostly in Tajikistan with extensions in northern Afghanistan, northern Kashmir, and western China. The Pamirs rise to 7,495 m (24,590 ft) at Ismoil Somoni Peak.
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According to doctors, the Pamir Kyrgyz have a low blood pressure.
Between China, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, inside the Pamir Knot, lies the Wakhan corridor .
The spokesman for 20 Pamir Zone police, Ghulam Hazrat Karimi confirmed that at least 31 insurgents, including two notorious commanders named Mualvi Musa and Mualvi Gul Badin were killed and 17 others wounded in the operation.
Xi's capture of the commanding heights was summarized in a private report by Pamir Consulting, a leading advisory firm on China.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], Sep 28 (ANI): At least three people have been killed and 16 others injured after an (Improvised Explosive Device) IED blast occurred close to a mosque in Cinema Pamir area in Kabul City of Afghanistan on Thursday.
Snow leopard range in Pakistan spreads across 80,000 square kilometers in the Hindu Kush, Pamir, Karakoram and Himalayan Mountain Ranges of northern Pakistan.
Acting like a counter-weighted temperature control, the unique summer interaction of the Karakoram vortex and the South Asian Monsoon causes temperatures in the Karakoram and Pamir to cool while those in the Central and Eastern Himalayas are warming, and vice versa, according to the study.
According to an international news agency the Afghan army commandos launched a night raid operation in the northern side of the district, killing six armed militants and injuring eight others," Abdul Khalil, a press officer of army's Division 20 Pamir based in the region, told.
Sustaining its fiery form, the Philippines closed in on its first AFC Women's Asian Cup appearance in 15 years after an 8-0 demolition of host Tajikistan on Friday for its third straight victory of the qualification stage at Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe.
High-grade metamorphic and associated igneous rocks covers about 30% of the surface exposure of the Pamir.
According to the agency, in addition to hosting the newly opened refugee camp in Pamir, northern Unity state has two other refugee settlements: Yida, right next to the contested border with Sudan, with a population of 59,000 people and Ajuong Thok, home to more than 40,000 refugees.
The project supports the Pamir Energy utilities company in guaranteeing cross-border power supply from the Tajik district of Rushan to the neighbouring Afghan districts of Shugnan und Darwaz.