Friday, 20 May 2011

Turbat Pakistan

Turbat  

 Turbat (Urdu: تربت) is a city located in the south of Balochistan province, Pakistan. The town is the administrative centre of Kech District and Turbat Tehsil, the town itself contains one Union council.













 



 


About

The town is located in southwest of the Balochistan province in Pakistan.It is situated on the left bank of the Kech River, which is a tributary to the Dasht River. The Makran Range to the north and east descends to coastal plains in the south. The town is a marketplace for dates grown in the surrounding region and has a date-processing factory. Jowar (sorghum), barley, wheat, and rice are also grown, and livestock are raised.
Koh-e-Murad (Persian: كوه مراد) is a shrine, which is located in Turbat, Baluchistan. This is a sacred place for Zikris where they believe that Muhammad Jaunpuri, who they view as the Mahdi, meditated and offered prayers for a long time.
The followers of Zikri sect gather here at the night of 27th Ramadan for a ritual visit (Arabic: زيارة‎, Urdu/Persian Persian: زيارت) to this shrine.
The town has a special place in Baloch folklore and literature, it is the home of Punnu, hero of the romance of Sassi Punnun. The remains of Punnu's fort can still be seen at Turbat

History

Turbat was ruled since ancient times by the Gichki Tribes of Makran. It was then the headquarter of the Makran State and Nawab of Makran was residing in Shahi Tump Near Turbat.When the Makran State was dissolved, Turbat city still remained the Division Head Quarter.

Transport

Turbat has an international airport which offers direct flights to Gwadar, Karachi, and Sharjah, U.A.E. The road network links Turbat with Panjgur and Kalat to the northwest and Pasni to the southeast and to Karachi in the East.
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