Pakistan’s drinkers of the dust

Globe and Mail: The Indus looks nothing like the mighty river from history books. Alexander the Great once sailed galleys along these waters; centuries later, the British used steamboats. Now, the decaying remnants of boats are stranded high on the sandy banks, dozens of metres above the brown trickle that was once a legendary river. Only small fishing skiffs remain on the water, and most sit empty. As a sandstorm sweeps down from the dunes, obscuring the river with its haze, a fisherman named Ghulam ......

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