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Panjgur

Panjgur is a district in the west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Panjgur was one of the three tehsils of Makran District until 1 July, 1977 when that district became Makran Division and Panjgur became a district. Some of the towns that are within Panjgur District are Tasp,paroom, Washbood, Gramkhan, Kudabadan, Surdoo, Chitkan, Taroffice, Sarikoran, Bonistan, Ihrap, Sarekalat, Isaai and Surdhoo. Taroffice is the main town of Panjgur, where most of the offices are situated. Panjgur is famous for production of dates, and the quality is more delicious than other areas of province.

The district is part of the route used to smuggle Iranian products into Pakistan, including oil, plastic goods and food products. The majority of non-Muslims are. In Panjgur there are 6 high schools, 40 primary schools for girls, 8 primary schools for boys, 18 middle schools of which 3 schools are for girls,some private schools, 1 teacher training school and one inter college. In Panjgur there is also the historical castle of Nawab Faran.

Administration

The district is administratively subdivided into three tehsils which contain a total of 16 Union Councils:

1. Paroom
2. Panjgur
3. Gichk

Population

The population of Panjgur district is about 380,001. Over 99% of the people of the area are sunni Muslims. Balochi is spoken in Panjgur as a local language . majority of the population earns a living from agricultural activities revolving around dates, or other small businesses. Some of the young students earn a small amount of income by teaching in tuition centres and a few people are government employees.The main baloch tribes in panjgur are Gichki,naushervani,mallokzai, tolaggichki ,kenagzai,mullazai,Mohammedzai,rais,barr,kashani, rakshani,shambezai,sajdi, gurgunari,Umarzai,Mangal,Rodini Badini,Khudadadzai,hallazi

Rivers

There are many small rivers in Panjgur but the main rivers of Panjgur are Rakshan and Niwan and Gwargo river. An interesting fact is that every town of Panjgur is separated by small river (Gramkan and Khudabadan are separated by river Niwan).

 

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