10 Facts About Balochistan Pakistan


Balochistan Pakistan is noted for its unique culture and extremely dry desert climate.

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Balochistan Pakistan occupies the very southeasternmost portion of the Iranian Plateau, the setting for the earliest known farming settlements in the pre-Indus Valley civilisation era, the earliest of which was Mehrgarh, dated at 7000 BC, within the province.

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Centuries before the arrival of Islam in the 7th Century, parts of Balochistan Pakistan were ruled by the Paratarajas, an Indo-Scythian dynasty.

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Balochistan Pakistan ceded Kalhora, one of the Sindh territories of Sibi-Kachi, to the Khanate of Kalat.

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Gwadar, a region of Balochistan was a Colony of Oman for more than a century and in the 1960s, Pakistan took over the land.

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Balochistan Pakistan is located on the south-eastern part of the Iranian plateau.

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In March 2012, preliminary census figures showed that the population of Balochistan Pakistan, not including the districts of Khuzdar, Kech and Panjgur, had reached 13, 162, 222, an increase of 139.

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Economy of Balochistan Pakistan is largely based upon the production of natural gas, coal and other minerals.

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Balochistan Pakistan has been called a "neglected province where a majority of population lacks amenities".

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Balochistan Pakistan has much tourist potential, though the province has seen little of it.

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