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Khuzdar (Urdu: خضدار ) district
is located in the centre of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Khuzdar is the
capital of Khuzdar district. Khuzdar was created as a separate district on 1
March 1974. Previously, it was part of Kalat District.
University is established at the outskirts of KhuzdarBalochistan University
of Engineering & Technology Khuzdar, known as the heart of Balochistan. The
city of Khuzdar is situated on National Highway linking Pakistan, Iran and
Turkey. It is at a distance of about 400 km from Karachi and 300 km from
Quetta, both of them being main cities of the country. The city is
facilitated with an Airport, near the university. The former college, now
university is constructed on the foot-hills and is spread over an area of
200 acres (0.81 km2). The clean and calm environment makes the university an
ideal place for academic and research activities.
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Khuzdar was the capital of the Brahui kingdom of Makran.
In the early 17th century it was part of the Jhalawan kingdom, but it soon
fell under the Kingdom of Kalat, where it remained until a series of revolts
during the reign of Khudadad Khan (1857-1893). By 1896, after Khudadad's
death, the authority of Kalat was restored.
Under a treaty with Kalat, the British appointed a political agent at
Khuzdar in 1903. British assistance continued until 1947, after which the
area was forcibly made part of Pakistan, and became part of the Baluchistan
States Union. When the the Baluchistan States Union became Kalat Division,
Khuzdar was established as the divisional headquarters. The divisional
administration of Pakistan ended in 2000. Khuzdar was again established as
the Divisional headquarters in June 2009 by the Pakistan Peoples Party
The population of Khuzdar district is estimated to be over 525,000 in 2005.
Over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims. The major tribes in the
district are Bizenjo, ,Rinds , Jattak, Muhammad Hasni (Mammasani), Zehri,
Mengal, Ahmadzai, and Jamot, . Over 95% of the districts population speak
the Brahui language.
Khuzdar is at the apex of a narrow valley at an elevation of 1,237 metres