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It is the provincial capital and largest city of the Pakistani province of Balochistan. Quetta, formerly known as Shalkot. It is also the 10th largest city in Pakistan. It was largely destroyed in the 1935 Quetta earthquake, but was rebuilt and has a population of 1,001,205 according to the census of 2017.
Quetta is known as the “Fruit Basket of Pakistan” producing apples, cherries, peaches, plums, pomegranates, almonds, apricots, melons, and pistachios. Saffron grows well on mountains around 5000 meters in altitude and is cultivated on a commercial scale. Tulips, both yellow and red in color, grow naturally in this area. Quetta, on the other hand, is known for its snow-capped mountains. This city is completely safe to visit throughout the year. No doubt, Quetta is a rich city in Balochistan.
Pir Ghaib Waterfalls are waterfalls situated in the Bolan Valley, 70 kilometres (43 mi) from Quetta, in Balochistan, Pakistan.
Pir Ghaib Waterfalls are waterfalls situated in the Bolan Valley, 70 kilometres (43 mi) from Quetta, in Balochistan, Pakistan. Here a waterfall cascades down rocky mountain side making its way through many streams and ponds among the shady palm trees.
Legend relates that Pir Ghaib and his sister, the venerable Bibi Nani, arrived here to convert the locals in the early days of Islam. But the fire worshippers sent an army after the pious pair. In the gorge of the Bolan, the siblings split; Bibi Nani went down the gorge (her purported tomb is under a bridge about 15 km downstream) while her brother fled into this arid landscape with the army in hot pursuit. At the head of the gorge, seeing that he was blocked by the rock wall, the saint prayed to almighty to be rescued.
Culture and Heritage
Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. Various ethnic groups (Balochi, Pashtoon, and Brahvi) are shown in Quetta's cultural landscape. Despite the fact that they speak different languages, their moral order, beliefs, literature, and practices are all quite similar. A religion that offers a foundation for unity and shared social order is the cementing power.
In all relationships, Quetta culture is known for its loyalty and truthfulness. Unfaithful people have no place or respect in the current moral system. When fidelity is rewarded with treachery or betrayal, the consequences are never forgotten. The hospitality of the Pashtoon, Brahvi, and Balochi tribes is well-known. Guests are treated with respect and are seen as a gift from God. People who are financially affluent even slaughter goats or sheep for their guests. Where there are more residences, it is sometimes considered that the guest is the guest of the entire town. This open-heartedness is a loving trait of tribal people that are lacking in city and town inhabitants.
The Pashtoon, Brahvi, and Balochi tribes all wear identical clothing with only minor differences. The turban is a popular men's headwear. Everyone dresses in knee-length shirts and wide loose shalwar (similar to loose pants). The woman is dressed in a classic shirt with a large front pocket. Embroidery work with little spherical mirror pieces is usually embedded in the shirt. The ladies wear a large 'Dupatta' or 'Chaddar,' which is a long rectangular layer of fabric that falls over the shoulders and covers the head.