Pishin, Pakistan

Pishin, Pakistan

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Pishin, Pakistan

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Pishin () is a small town located in the Pishin District of Balochistan province, Pakistan. It is the capital of the district, and is located in the east of the province at 30°35'0N 67°0'0E near the border with Afghanistan with an altitude of 1555 metres (5104 feet). Tremors from the 2008 Pakistan earthquake were felt in the town. Surrounding areas are Yaro, Saranan, Nowabad and Milkyar. During World War II, the British built two air bases in the district of Pishin, one near the town of Pishin and the other in Saranan. The runways of the air base are still in good condition.


Pishin is hidden in far history however it played a bright role in Anglo-Afghan Wars fought between Britain forces and Afghan tribes. The tribes contributed very much assistance to MALIK BARAN KHAN TAREEN OF HAIKALZAI who was fighting against the English forces. The tribes from Pishin used to attack the convoys of British forces when they were on their way to Afghanistan to fight.

Geography, weather and agriculture

Pishin is the biggest district of Pashtun tribes in Balochistan. It connects Quetta, the capital city, to Afghanistan. It is located in the north west of Balochistan. Due to its high population and vast area, a new tehsil "Huramzai" has been established. The temperature is hot in summer, up to 40 °C, and in winter it is cold even below the freezing point.

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