Kharan (princely state)
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The state of Kharan was established in about 1697 CE as a vassal state of Kalat, a status which remained until 1940. On 17 March 1948, Kharan acceded to Pakistan and on 3 October 1952 it joined the Baluchistan States Union. The state was dissolved on 14 October 1955 when most regions of the western wing of Pakistan were merged to form the province of West Pakistan. When that province was dissolved in 1970, the territory of the former state of Kharan was organised as Kharan District of the province of Baluchistan (later Balochistan).
The population of the state was mainly Baloch tribes with some Brahui scattered across the area. Nausherwanis are considered as the rulers of Kharan. Nausherwanis are considered as one of the most respected and educated tribe in Kharan.
|Date of Reign||Rulers of Kharan|
|1909–1911||Mohammad Yaqub Khan|
|1911–1955||Nawab Habibullah Khan Nousherwani|
|14 October 1955||State merged into West Pakistan|
 See also
- Ben Cahoon, WorldStatesmen.org. "Pakistan Princely States". Retrieved 2007-10-03.