Ziarat Pass, Kuchlak, Quetta, Balochistan. PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ
Snapshots from a road trip from Dera Ismail Khan to Quetta.
Thank you for publishing my work :)
Gr8 job, indeed.
The land of cats :D
I’m proud of you :))
Beautiful Asif, Its really nice to see the some of hidden or less seen parts of the country.
Thanks for sharing your work. Brilliant!
these roads were built by Musharraf.. One should even see the makran coastal highway!.. amazing
These are not the roads built by Musharraf. Musharraf back in 2000 inaugurated the road project between Dera Ismail Khan to Mughal Kot, Balochistan, which was to be completed by 2004. But no sign of any road till now and that is the only reason it take more than four hours to reach Zhob. NHA hasn’t completed the 12 bridges in 12 years on this route, road is a much far sight. Although work started on Mughal Kot to Quetta road back in late 2008 and almost 75% of the work has been done till now. From KPK side, we are still waiting for the miracle.
Great & inspiring stuff :)
Balochi’s need some TLC(Tender Love & Care) from the rest of Pakistan. Lets get united and help our brothers and sisters in Baluchistan. We should make our union stronger then the peaks of the Mountains and deeper than the depths of an ocean. Baluchistan Zindabad Pakistan Zindabad!
Originally road from Dera Ismail Khan to Mughal kot ,Dera zinda to fort sandman was completed 1n 1946, before partition. . It took 3 years by Kashmiri labourers to compelled dirt road.
project was handled by PWD of NWFP.
I know, but i was talking about Musharraf’s era in reply to “current” I don’t know much about the history, but i know one thing, in last 60 years this road has not been finished.
@Mobashir Hasan: awesome pics.. Pakistan is the most beautiful country in the world only if people sort their differences out..
bruv can u give us some more details to travel there
this is just unbelievable ive been to few countries but THIS is amazing balochistan here i come
Hello Asif its me zain remeber
Sure, I would love to. Give me your email and I’ll get back to you soon.
I know two people who share the same name. Be more elaborative. Thank you.
Mesmerizing pictures, great to see these areas.
Thanks for sharing, these are amazing pics..!!!!
Mr Asif Nawaz, a speechless job.I am myself a traveler and amazed to see these untouched and unheard areas of Pakistan. Kindly write an article of your journey through Balochistan and KPK with some tips on traveling. It would be really helpful for some of other travelers including me.
Pakistan full of good places, but their Sardar, Waderas and Jagirdaar could not develop for people, Although they keep receiving development money from GOP, because of fears they have as they assume after development they might loose power to rule people.
@All: Thank you so much for your appreciation, it really means alot to me. Since I was afraid that many people won’t like it, because all the pictures were taken in a moving car, and since it was a new car, my side of the windscreen was covered with white writing from showroom. So you can imagine the agony and pain of my driver :) Although for the second picture, I had to stop the car, couldn’t resist it any more :)
@ Faraz: Thank you so much, I really haven’t thought about it, but you have certainly put an idea in my mind. I will definitely give it a try, and I expect you to be my first reader when you go through the horror of my writing :) Thank you once again, thank you all.
Great Job Eli :)
Your pictures made me curios, to look further into the history of this road as at thee age of 10 in1946 I travelled this very road,It Was all shingle, During raining season one could not travel because of no bridges.
It is a piece of history after consulting many books and and lot of time Dera Ismail Khan was included in to British Empire after the defeat of Sikhs in year 1848. British did some reforms and created North west frontier province in year 1901 DI Khan was included into new province.
Some time in 1930 British wanted to connect NWFP to Baluchistan. British army carried out Survey work for the road. They made number of attempt to made this road, But they were failed due to hostile area. When 2ND world war started, British found urgency for this connection of NWFP and Baluchestan and gave this job to PWD, They also took lot of casualties but finally able to complete motaorable road in 1945 or 1946.
I love to go on this new road, How safe it is to travel in these days. Olden days leives use to travel with you.for protection
Sir, its totally safe these days. You will find many check-posts throughout the road, and the people of this area are amazing and hospitable. I am trying to write an article on my experience of these strange yet beautiful lands. InshAllah all your queries and concerns will be answered.
Thanks for all this information. Inshallah coming winter I will visit D. I.Khan and Mughal kot road I will keep in my travel plans.. This area and DI Khan has a special place in my hart. I studied in Islamia high school in 1944, to 1946. Last visited Dera in 1954. Now you have refresh my desire to visit again
Most welcome and pleasure is all mine sir. I hope this journey exceeds your expectation :)
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