The Gomal Pass

The Gomal Pass is also called as the Gumal Pass. This mountain pass is located on the frontier of Afghanistan and southeastern division of South Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan.

About Gomal Pass

The name of the pass had originated from the Gomal River. The Gumal Pass is located in the middle of the Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass.

Gomal Pass , also spelled Gumal Pass, is an itinerary beside the Gumal River basin in the far southwestern part of the Northwestern Border Province in Pakistan. The most significant route amid the Bolān and Khyber Passes, it links Ghaznī in east Afghanistan with Dera Ismāīl Khān and Tānk in Pakistan through Kot Murtaza and Domandi. Essentially, a 6 km (4 mile) canyon (gorge), the name on certain occasions is used to refer to the complete itinerary of the Gumal River. The oldest business path in the region, the Gomal Pass has been conventionally used by migratory merchants in Afghanistan known as Powindahs, whose admission into Pakistan is currently constrained. With a slew of written accords or pacts with the Maḥsūd Wazīrī people, the British were successful in opening the pass in 1889.

Rivers and streams near Gumal Pass

Given below are the names of some rivers and streams close to the Gomal Pass:
  • Shna Pasta (1.7 km) in Pakistan
  • Mandz Rāghah Kowri (1.2 km)
  • Shore Mānda (2.8 km) in Pakistan
  • Mandz Rāghownah (1.7 km)
  • Shahīn Māndah (3.9 km)
  • Khūni Jāme Shēlah (3.4 km)
  • Spīn Shpelai Māndah (5.1 km)
  • Umar Algad (4.7 km) in Pakistan
  • Inzare Mānda (6.2 km) in Pakistan
  • Drazanda (6.7 km) in Pakistan
  • Gāgo Chāo (6.6 km)
  • Tirkha Mānda (7.7 km) in Pakistan
  • Mīlwey Lgad (7.5 km)
  • Gerdey Lgaḏ (8.4 km)
  • Kānrai Zamah (8.3 km)
  • Inām Algad (12.7 km) in Pakistan
  • Spioi Mānda (10 km) in Pakistan

Mountains and hills near Gumal Pass

The mountains and hills closely located to the Gomal Pass are as follows:
  • Tsi Tsanday (2.3 km)
  • Manj Rāghah Kūri (1.5 km)
  • Mīlwi Lgaḏ (7.7 km)
  • Tarkhal Marghoghul (7.3 km) in Pakistan
  • Naray Ghar (12.6 km)
  • Sarasāruna (11.1 km) in Pakistan
  • Sūrwakay (13 km)
  • Gora Shanapashta (11.6 km)
  • Wursek Lakey (9.7 km) in Pakistan

Airports near Gumal Pass

Given below are the names of the airports that are closely located to the pass:
  • Miranshah, Pakistan (182.3 km)
  • Wana, Pakistan (64.7 km)
  • Bannu, Pakistan (212.2 km)
  • Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan (196.3 km)
  • Zhob Airport (PZH) in Pakistan (83.5 km)

Zhob Airport (IATA: PZH, ICAO: OPZB) is a little domestic airport situated at Zhob in Balochistan, Pakistan. It is a less important airport and mostly serves the people of Zhob.

Important places and areas near Gumal Pass

Given below are the names of the important places and areas close to the pass:
  • Kāko Kach (5.1 km) in Pakistan
  • Gūmal Āb Kunder Domandi (3.3 km)
  • Manzaraguna (8.3 km) in Pakistan
  • Wursek (8 km)
  • Zegh Laman (11 km) in Pakistan
  • Karkan Punga (9.5 km) in Pakistan
  • Drazanda (6.3 km) in Pakistan
  • Shanah Pastah (11.4 km)
  • Drazanda (12.5 km) in Pakistan
  • Gustoi (11 km) in Pakistan
  • Naray (12.1 km)
  • Drazanda (5.7 km) in Pakistan
  • Inzar Kili (13.2 km) in Pakistan

Gomal River

The Gomal River is a river in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with its origin in the southeastern part of Ghazni.

Within the Pakistani territory, the Gomal River borders the South Waziristan division, creating the border amid Balochistan and the Northwestern Border Province. From South Waziristan, the river moves into the Gomal basin in Tank district of the Northwestern Frontier Province at a site named as Girdavi, Murtuza. This place is occupied by the Miani clan. This is primarily the area that the Gomal river waters are utilized to irrigate the soils in Gomal basin with Rod Kohi (Zam system). Subsequently, the river traverses the Damaan terrain in Kulachi Tehsil and afterward, moves through Dera Ismail Khan Tehsil. The Gomal River ultimately meets the Indus River at a place which is 20 miles south of Dera Ismail Khan.

Tributaries of Gomal River

The Kundar River is one of the major tributaries of the Gumal River. The river is situated in Balochistan, Pakistan. The melted snow or ice flowing from the Sulaiman Mountains creates the Kundar River. The Kundar River runs across Balochistan province and pours into the Gumal River. The Kundar River and the Zhob River are the two main drainage waterways of the Zhob District. Both of them pour into the Gumal River.

Commonly, the rivers have a southwest to northeasterly itinerary. The origin of the Zhob River is located at Tsari Mehtarazai Pass. The catchment area of the river covers an area of approximately 400 km. The wide terrain of the Zhob River is absorbed by the alluvial soil. The Kundar River has its origin at the middle and uppermost tip of the TobaKakar mountain range, which is located one or two km northeast of Sakir. The river forms the border between the countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan for a substantial stretch. The other branches, tributaries, and torrents of the river are the Chukhan, Baskan, Sawar, Sri Toi, and Surab.

The Zhob River is situated in the region of Balochistan, Pakistan. The melted snow or ice flowing from the Sulaiman Mountains creates the Zhob River. The river subsequently runs across Balochistan and empties into the Gumal River close to Khajuri Kachadd. The city of Zhob is situated on the riverbanks of this river.

Last Updated on 02 February 2011