Chaman

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Chaman City
چمن
Chaman
Chaman City is located in Pakistan
Chaman City
Chaman City
Coordinates: 30°55′20″N 66°26′41″E / 30.92222°N 66.44472°E / 30.92222; 66.44472Coordinates: 30°55′20″N 66°26′41″E / 30.92222°N 66.44472°E / 30.92222; 66.44472
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
District Qilla Abdullah District
Elevation 1,338 m (4,390 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 180,161
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Union Councils 13

Chaman (also spelt Chamman) (Pashto/Urdu: چمن ) is the capital of Qilla Abdullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan. It is situated south of the Chaman border crossing with neighbouring Spin Boldak in Kandahar Province of Afghanistan.

Transport[edit]

Chaman has a railway station which accommodates services with Kandahar as well as other parts of Afghanistan. A slow passenger train runs between Chaman and Quetta daily. In 2008, it was proposed to extend this railway through Afghanistan to Central Asia.[citation needed] Chaman is on the silk road on the eastern side.

Trade[edit]

The town is an important trade point in the Balochistan region, providing a gateway on the trade routes between Afghanistan and Karachi. It underwent development during the martial law period of the 1980s.

Sport[edit]

Chaman has been known for its football since the 1940s, and is home to Afghan FC, which plays in the Pakistan Premier League. The Jamal Nasir Shaheed Stadium is located in the town. four players from Afghan FC currently play for the Pakistan national football team, including the captain, Jadid Khan Pathan. Also Chaman have many popular soccer players Like Muhammad Essa, former Pakistan Team Captain, Kaleem Ullah recently playing a league in America, Mehmood Khan, Dawood Khan both are brothers, Himat Khan, Hayat Ullah International, belong to Muslim Fcc, one of the oldest player Haji Qayyum urf-e- Khadako presently coaching to Pak Army football Club Chaman. Chaman City Have lots of Football teams here are their names.

Soccer Teams[edit]

  1. Afghan Football Club Chaman.
  2. Muslim Football Club Chaman.
  3. Pak Afghan Football Club Chaman.
  4. Bacha Shaheed Football Club Chaman.
  5. Chaman Football Club Chaman.
  6. Mansoor shaeed football club chaman
  7. Buldia FCC

Cricket Teams[edit]

  1. Citizen cricket club Chaman.
  2. Amanullah Academy Chaman.
  3. Afghan Cricket Club Chaman.
  4. Lahore Badshah Cricket Club Chaman.
  5. Baldia Cricket Club Chaman.
  6. Ismail Khan Noorzai Cricket Club Chaman.
  7. Bacha Khan Shaheed Cricket club Murda karez Chaman

Afghan War[edit]

Chaman is used by NATO forces as a major supply route into Afghanistan since 2000 till now.[1]

On August 30, 2009, an attack on a NATO convoy destroyed 20 fuel tankers and other supply trucks. The attackers reportedly fired rockets and small arms before destroying the trucks.[1][2]

Afghanistan Former President Amanullah Khan escapes to Europe by the route of Chaman.

Thousand of Afghan Refugees came to Pakistan, using Chaman routes.

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