Pishin

Pishin is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. District Pishin consists of thousands of acres of fruit orchards. The artificial irrigation channels in the area, made by boring holes into rocks to bring to the surface the deep water called Karez and modern agricultural methods have done wonders in the area. The rich harvest of apples, grapes, plums, peaches and apricots is loaded at Boston, Yaru and Saranan railway station to different destinations. From 1883 onwards, when Pishin was combined with Quetta, together they fell under one political agent, the Deputy Commissioner. Till 1975 Quetta Pishin remained a single administrative unit when Pishin was separated from Quetta and was given the status of a district. In 1993 Pishin was bifurcated into Pishin district and Killa Abdullah district. Now there are three districts Quetta, Pishin and Killa Abdullah which before partition came under one administrative division, known as Quetta Pishin. The district consists of one tehsil, Pishin, and three tehsils: Huramzai, Barshore and Karazat and a sub tehsil Saranan. The population of Pishin District was estimated to be over 500,000 in 2005, the 99.9% of the population is Pushtoons.

Administration

The district of Pishin is administratively subdivided into three tehsils:

* Barshore
* Karezat
* Pishin
* Hurramzai
* sub tehsil Saranan

Agriculture

Pishin has very good soil for production of good quality apple, cherry, almond, grapes, and plums.

Tribes

There are many tribes living in Pishin district. But there are three main tribes such as Kakar, Tareen and Syed. Most of the people of Pishin District are from Tareen tribe. They are 80% of the district population.

Tareen tribe living in Pishin district:

* Shadezai Tareen
* Khuedadzai Tareen
* Tor Tareen

Syed tribe living in Pishin district: They are known by their villages' names such as:

* Gangalzai Syad
* Sulamanzai Syed
* Huramzai Syed.

 

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