History of District


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Lasbela is a coastal district in the province of Balochistan. It became a separate district in Kalat Division on the 30th of June, 1954. The name is derived from the words Las which in Sanskrit signifies a settlement or lived in or lively and Bela which means "A Sea's Shore" in Sanskrit and is also the name of the principal town of the district. Bela is the district headquarters. The district is divided into 9 Tehsil and 21 union councils and covers an area of 12,574 km2.

Administration

The district of Lasbela is administratively subdivided into four tehsils, these are[2:]
  • Bela
  • Dureji
  • Hub
  • Uthal
  • Geography

    The main river is the Porali with its tributaries, Winder and Wirhab Rivers. Other rivers are the Phor and Hingol which rise in Awaran District before flowing through Lasbela on their way to the Arabian Sea.
    The majority of population speaks either Sindhi or Baluchi. Much of the population also speaks a language called Lasi, which is derived from Sindhi or Jadgali.

    History

    Alexander the Great passed through Lasbela on his way back to Babylon after conquering Northwestern India. In 711 CE, the Arab general, Muhammad bin Qasim passed through Lasbela on his way to Sindh.
    The area of the district was formerly a princely state of British India (Las - with Bela as capital), which later merged with Pakistan.

    Sites of interest

    Shrines

  • Shrine of Shah Bilawal
  • Lahut-i-Lamakan
  • Kumb Shrine
  • Shireen and Farhad
  • Sassi and Punnu
  • Pir Fida Hussain
  • Pir Moosiani
  • Pir Mohiuddin
  • Mai Gondrani
  • Hinglaj
  • [pir koonana]
  • [pir shah bukhari]
  • [pir meeran]
  • [pir bukur]
  • [Darga Baba Juman Shah] Uthal
  • Historical buildings and Archaeological Sites At Bela

  • Shah Jamai Mosque
  • Tomb of General Muhammad ibn Haroon
  • Tomb of Colonel Robert Sandeman
  • Karia Pir
  • Sassi Waro-Chodo (Sassi's Spring), near Paboni Naka, about 68 km from Karachi.
  • Bakkar Buthi, a small Harappan site located in the remote mountainous area to the east of the Las Bela plain.
  • Shehr-e-Roghan