Mastung, Pakistan

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Mastung
Mastung is located in Balochistan, Pakistan
Mastung
Mastung
Mastung is located in Pakistan
Mastung
Mastung
Coordinates: 29°47′58.19″N 66°50′48.58″E / 29.7994972°N 66.8468278°E / 29.7994972; 66.8468278Coordinates: 29°47′58.19″N 66°50′48.58″E / 29.7994972°N 66.8468278°E / 29.7994972; 66.8468278
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
District Mastung
Elevation 1,701 m (5,581 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Union councils 2

Mastung (Urdu: مستونگ‎) the capital of Mastung District, is a town in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It is located at 29°48'0N 66°50'60E and has an altitude of 1701 metres (5583 feet).[1] The town is also the administrative centre of Mastung Tehsil, an administrative subdivision of the district – the town itself is administratively subdivided into two Union Councils.[2]

Languages[edit]

Like other Balochistan major urban centres Quetta, Sibbi, Machh, and Khuzdar it is a multi ethnic city where several languages are spoken including Brahui, Persian (in Hazargi and Dehwari dialects), Punjabi (including Hindko & Saraiki dialects), Pashto, Baluchi, Sindhi (In Hindki and Frakhi dialects) and Urdu. No language has clear majority and Urdu serves as lingua franca for inter ethnic communications.[3]

History[edit]

On May 12, 2017, a bombing targeting Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri killed 25 people and injured an additional 35.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Location of Mastung – Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mastung – Government of Pakistan". Archived from the original on February 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Demobase - Gridded Mapping
  4. ^ Haynes, Danielle (May 12, 2017). "Pakistan blast targets senator's convoy, killing 25". UPI. Retrieved May 13, 2017. Sen. Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, deputy chairman of Pakistan's upper house, was leaving a mosque when the blast went off in Mastung. [...] District health officer Dr. Sher Zaman told Pakistan's Geo News that 25 people died and 35 others with injuries were taken to hospitals in Quetta. 
  5. ^ "Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan's Balochistan". All Jazeera. 12 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "25 killed in Pakistan blast targeting Islamist lawmaker". Los Angeles Times. 12 May 2017. 

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