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Stamp featuring peaks of Karakoram Range

17 Mar 2018  Sat

Pakistan is a blessed country to have three of the major mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush.

The Karakoram mountain range runs along the borders between Pakistan, India, and China. It is part of the longer Himalayan mountain range, which is home to the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. The highest peak in the Karakoram Range is K2. It is one of the highest mountains and is 28,253ft above sea level.

The Pakistan Post issued a set of four stamps on 20th August 1981 describing four of its important mountain tops.

The Paisa 40 stamp (above top left) features Malubiting (also known as Malubiting West), which is the second highest peak in the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Mountains (a subrange of the Karakoram).

Image Courtesy: colnect.com