Astola Island lies in the northern tip of the Arabian Sea, approximately 25 km south of Pakistan’s Makran Coastline and approximately 39 km southeast of the Pakistani fishing port of Pasni. It is also the northernmost island of the Arabian Sea. Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island and the only significant offshore island in the northern Arabian Sea. Administratively, the island is part of the Pasni sub-district of Gwadar District in Baluchistan province.
By Imran Ahmad on July 18, 2011