This mountain range is located in Sindh. It extends about 190 miles southward from River Mula in Central Balochistan to Muari on the Arabian Sea, west of Karachi.
This range forms a boundary between the southern Balochistan on the West and the Lower Indus Plain on the East. There are several rock hills having heights around 4,000a ft. in the south to 8,000 ft. north.
The mountain range also creates a boundary between the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. There is a huge Kirthar National Park being the largest reserve of wildlife in Sindh.
The highest elevation of this range was discovered by Shaddan Shah i.e. on April 2009. He named it Koh-e-Benazir to honour the late Benazir Bhutto. Before this the highest was Kutte-ji-Kabar (Tomb of a Dog), which now is the second highest.
Kirthar range has several peaks above 5,500 feet and get snowfall in the winters only occasionally. There is a famous Gorakh hill station 93 kilometers north of Dadu city. The highest peak of Kirthar Mountain Range is Zardak Peak at 7,430 ft (2,260m.).
Kirthar consists of regular anticlinal type mountains with steep arches on its north and west and gentle deep ones towards its south and the Indus valley. The inhabitants are Sindhi and Balochi tribal people mainly involved in flock grazing.
There are 21 prehistoric sites in this range. The centuries old Taung Tombs are also present in Kirthar Range. Major tribes living in this range are: Chhutta, Bugti, Lashari, Bozdar, Lund, Burfat, Gabol, Marri and Nohani.
|Fact sheet of Kirthar Range in Pakistan|
|No.||Names of Imp. Peaks of Kirthar Range||Height of Kirthar Range Peaks (m)||Location of Kirthar Range Peaks|
|1||Koh-e-Benazir||2,151||North west of Gorakh hill|
|2||Kutte-ji-Kabar||2,097||Northern side of Kirthar|
|3||Gorakh hill||1,734||North west of Dadu|