Pishin District

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For the administrative subdivision of Iran, see Pishin District (Iran).
Pishin District پشین
District
District Pishin
Map of Balochistan with Pishin District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Pishin District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Division Quetta Division
Headquarters Pishin
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Abdul Wahid Khan Kakar[1]
 • Assistant Commissioner Samee Ullah Kakar[2]
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 5

Pishin (Urdu: پشین ‎) (Pashto: پښين‎)is a district in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. In 1975 it was separated from Quetta district for administrative reasons. The name Pishin is a modernized form of ‘Pushang’, which is how the city was designated in (mainly pre-modern) Persian sources (Arabic sources using 'Fushang'). Myth attributes the origin of the Persian designation to a son of the mythical Emperor Afrasiab. Fushing was the spelling used in the records of the Afghan government. The population of Pishin District was estimated to be over 300,000 in 2005.[3] with 95% of the population being Pashtun.

Agriculture and Farming[edit]

Wheat, barley, corn (maize), potatoes, grapes, apples, apricots, and peaches are grown in the valleys. Sheep and goats are also herded.[4]

Provincial Legislature[edit]

The district is represented in the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan by three constituencies.[5]

  • Abdul Malik Kakar[6]
  • Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen[7]
  • Syed Liaqat Agha Agha[8]

Administration[edit]

The district of Pishin is administratively subdivided into four tehsils:[9] and one sub Tehsil[10]

Tribes[edit]

Pishin District is home to several tribes but the following five tribes form the major population of the district:[10]

Notables[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eight NGO workers abducted in Pishin | Pakistan Today". pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  2. ^ http://nchd.org.pk/ws/downloads/District%20Pishin.pdf
  3. ^ "Home - Government of Balochistan". balochistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Pishin | Pakistan". Encyclopedia Britannica. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Website of Provincial Assembly of Balochistan". pabalochistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Website of Provincial Assembly of Balochistan". pabalochistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to the Website of Provincial Assembly of Balochistan". pabalochistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to the Website of Provincial Assembly of Balochistan". pabalochistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  9. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Pishin - Government of Pakistan
  10. ^ a b "Pishin". visitorsheaven.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  11. ^ "Biography of Kader Khan". OneIndia. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  12. ^ "Biography of Kader Khan". Filmy Friday. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 

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Coordinates: 30°40′N 66°50′E / 30.667°N 66.833°E / 30.667; 66.833