River Neelum

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SAZAIN SHA­KEEL

The Neelum River or Kis­hanganga is a river in the Kash­mir re­gion of In­dia and Pak­istan. The Neelum River orig­i­nates from Kr­is­hansar Lake in the vicin­ity of Sona­marg and runs north­wards to Badoab vil­lage where it meets a trib­u­tary from the Dras side and runs west­wards along the Line of Con­trol in Jammu and Kash­mir.

It is fed by many glacier trib­u­tary streams on its way. It en­ters Azad Kash­mir in the Gu­rais sec­tor of the Line of Con­trol and then runs west un­til it meets the Jhelum River north of Muz­zafrabad. The Neelum River is 245 kilo­me­ters long; it cov­ers 50 kilo­me­ters in Jammu and Kash­mir and the re­main­ing 195 kilo­me­ters in Azad Kash­mir. —Via email

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