Indus River

Water war with India the long-term threat

This may not be the most tactful time to bring it up, with much of Pakistan under water and many millions homeless, but the nation's real problem is not too much water. It is too little water - and one day it could cause a war.

Tuesday, 7 September, 2010, 12:00am

A river damned

The Indus gave India its name, but today South Asia's longest river mostly runs through Pakistan.

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Empires of the Indus

Empires of the Indus

by Alice Albinia

John Murray, HK$200

8 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Drive to forge road links

Pakistan, the meeting point of east and west Asia, is ideally situated to develop a role as a centre of international communications in the region.

But the lack of modern transport facilities is a major hindrance to the development of the country. Its terrain, laced with rivers and mountains, presents formidable obstacles to internal overland transportation.

14 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Pakistan tourism

For the adventurous tourist, Pakistan has plenty to offer. Steam-engine safaris journey on a rail network built by the British Raj - a stately way to travel - while Indus Boat Adventures float down the Indus River in craft modelled on the navy of Alexander the Great.

23 Mar 1996 - 12:00am