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In pictures: the beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan

The northern areas of Pakistan are known for their picturesque scenes.

By Alamgir Khan

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Visitors photograph Khunjerab Top, the highest point of the eponymous pass, on Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    Visitors photograph Khunjerab Top, the highest point of the eponymous pass, on Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan in September. [Alamgir Khan]

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A man and his children go boating on Kachura Lake in Skardu in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    A man and his children go boating on Kachura Lake in Skardu in September. [Alamgir Khan]

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An animal crosses the road near the top of Khunjerab Pass in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    An animal crosses the road near the top of Khunjerab Pass in September. [Alamgir Khan]

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A man waves the Pakistani flag near Deosai Lake in Skardu in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    A man waves the Pakistani flag near Deosai Lake in Skardu in September. [Alamgir Khan]

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Spectators watch a polo match in Skardu in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    Spectators watch a polo match in Skardu in September. [Alamgir Khan]

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Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, is shown in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, is shown in September. [Alamgir Khan]

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A man rows a locally made boat on Blind Lake in Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    A man rows a locally made boat on Blind Lake in Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, in September. [Alamgir Khan]

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The Khunjerab Pass valley is shown in September. [Alamgir Khan]

    The Khunjerab Pass valley is shown in September. [Alamgir Khan]

GILGIT -- Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan, is awash in natural beauty.

Visitors from Pakistan and abroad tour the various lakes and valleys of Skardu, Hunza and Khaplu, Khunjerab Pass and other areas in the summer.

"The scenes look like great pieces of art," Qamar Wazir, a landscape photographer from Skardu, told Pakistan Forward.

The improved security situation across the country has led to a significant increase in the number of tourists and economic development in the area, he said.

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ibadshah | 12-14-2017

very good photographs


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کرامت خان | 12-10-2017

It's a very beautiful photography