Mastung, Pakistan

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Mastung مستونگ‬ is located in Balochistan, Pakistan
Mastung مستونگ‬
Mastung مستونگ‬ is located in Pakistan
Mastung مستونگ‬
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
Elevation1,701 m (5,581 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Union councils2

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]


Like other Balochistan major urban centres Quetta, Sibi, Mach, 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.


On May 12, 2017, a bombing targeting Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri killed 25 people and injured an additional 35.[3][4][5]

See also[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. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan's Balochistan". All Jazeera. 12 May 2017.
  5. ^ "25 killed in Pakistan blast targeting Islamist lawmaker". Los Angeles Times. 12 May 2017.