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Purchasing Wakhan District

Should Pakisan purchase Wakhan from the Taliban?


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ali_raza

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Most of us are just drawing lines on the map and expecting to run trucks over them. It's not just the 15km stretch that we would need to tunnel. Our side of the border is made of +7000 meter massifs. This was taken looking back at Pakistan while standing on Noshaq which makes up the border. All this would need to be tunneled under.

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Unlike the KKH, and as you rightly stated, most of the approach to get to this tunnel will be snowed shut for at least half of the year.

Then there's the other side of the Wakhan Corridor which has no roads, no infrastructure, nothing. All of it also receives massive amounts of snow and is high altitude mountainous terrain. The only road running through it (which would either take you North to Uzbekistan through Kyrgyzstan, or West to the rest of Tajikistan), the Pamir Highway, looks like this,

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This stretch is longer than the length of the KKH on the Pakistani side. It also passes over the Ak-Baital Pass at 4600 meters which is shut, just like the Khunjerab Pass, for most of the year. Btw, this is what most of the "highways" in Central Asia look like, except the ones China plans to build. Even up on the Steppe.

If it's just about drawing lines on the map then the KKH passes around 5-10km from the Tajik-Chinese border. Better we connect it there.

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You don't build trade routes through these sort of mountains unless that's the only option you have, à la the KKH. Certainly not if you don't have anything in your pockets.
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i m shouting this thing for ages wakhan is useless (brits weren’t stupid)
they always took something of value and left out the rest.
if u see our border with afghanistan we will see we have most of the high grounds in the area.
soviets couldn’t stop mujs because of topography we controlled
if any benefits at all we want it will be from uzbek and turkm routes through afghanistan
rest of 3 CAR states are economically more physible through china
biggest of them kazakistans population center is almaty which lies close to kashger which means close to our route same is the case for kargezistan and tajikstan can also join from there.
 

krash

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perfect
i m shouting this thing for ages wakhan is useless (brits weren’t stupid)
they always took something of value and left out the rest.
if u see our border with afghanistan we will see we have most of the high grounds in the area.
soviets couldn’t stop mujs because of topography we controlled
if any benefits at all we want it will be from uzbek and turkm routes through afghanistan
rest of 3 CAR states are economically more physible through china
biggest of them kazakistans population center is almaty which lies close to kashger which means close to our route same is the case for kargezistan and tajikstan can also join from there.
Kashgar could also offer a very direct rail link with Central Asia in the future.

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and what you gonna do with the shitty back-stabbing afghans that will come with it? will be an eternal pain in the arse
We have so many back stabbers living with in Pakistan... I'm sure we can get more land and let push them into Afghan land so they can stay there and cry ....
 

Bouncer

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Once Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan, i reckon it would be the perfect moment to purchase the Wakhan district and amalgamate it with KPK which will give Pakistan a direct access to Tajikistan.
Only one man in Pakistan can do it--- Bahria Town Wakhan. 5, 5 marla k rihayeshi aur commercial plots. Booking k liye aaj hi rabta karain.

Seriously though, who's selling bhai jan? Kirae pai milay tau le lo. Pehle reh k dekh lo if you like the area and schools.
 

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