Tuesday, 19 April 2011


Ziarat is a district in the north of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Ziarat town (situated at an altitude of about 2,400 meters) is headquarters of the district of the Sub division, and also of the tehsil. Khilafat Hills are the highest peak with an altitude of 11.400 feet (3.475 m) in Ziarat district. Ziarat District has the highest Human Development IndeX of all districts in Balochistan.[citation needed]


Ziarat has some of the oldest Juniper forests in the world.[citation needed] A tourist destination, the economy of the district also benefits from orchards of apples and cherries. The Ziarat district has the highest Human Development Index of all districts in the province. The Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days of his life in Ziarat Residency in Ziarat.

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