Unseen Balochistan: 20 stunning pictures that will take your breath away

Published: September 21, 2015
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A general view of people visiting the snow-covered Hanna Lake after a snowfall. PHOTO: REUTERS

A general view of people visiting the snow-covered Hanna Lake after a snowfall. PHOTO: REUTERS

Raw, rugged and unseen, Balochistan needs to be seen to be believed. These pictures will lure you to a land, unaltered and untouched by modern hands. A land home to mountains, proud and formidable, with a beauty unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Much like its landscape, its people remain unconquered and unbent, but hospitable to a fault. Often neglected by tourists, Balochistan gives a true taste of adventure and the great outdoors. Take a road trip and you won’t help but fall in love with the land that is so dear to the Baloch.

Zhob

Zhob, Balochistan. PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

 

Zhob, Balochistan. PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

 

Zhob, Balochistan. Koh-e-Suleman in the background PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

 

Zhob, Balochistan. PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

 

Zhob, Balochistan. PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

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Zhob, Balochistan. PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

 

Hana Lake

 

Local residents enjoy the snow fall at Hana Lake on January 21, 2015. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS

 

A general view of people visiting the snow-covered Hanna Lake after a snowfall. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Local residents walk through snow on the outskirts of Quetta PHOTO: AFP

 

Quetta

 

View of snow covered mountain after first snowfall of season in Quetta PHOTO: APP

 

Quetta, Balochistan PHOTO: EXPRESS \ NASEEM JAMES

 

Gwadar

 

The residential area of Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea. — PHOTO: AFP

 

PHOTO: AFP

 

Gadani

 

A beautiful view of Gadani Beach PHOTO: @mohibullah.hussaini

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Makran Coastal Highway

 

Driving along the Makran Coast, it is easy to forget that you’re just a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle of Karachi. PHOTO: Jawad Khan

 

The Makran Coastal Highway – A driver’s dream. PHOTO: Jawad Khan

 

Makran coastal highway PHOTO: @kakufast

 

Kund Malir Beach

 

Kund Malir beach – no one for miles around. PHOTO: Jawad Khan

 

Ziarat pass, Kuchlak, Quetta

 

Ziarat pass, Kuchlak, Quetta, Balochistan PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

 

Qilla Saifullah

 

Qilla Saifullah, Balochistan. PHOTO: ASIF NAWAZ

 

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Beautiful
    Sep 21, 2015 - 12:12PM

    Beautiful pictures, I have often admired Balochistan’s topography on flights to Karachi. I must challenge the author on one point however: Balochistan is not “neglected by tourists”–the reason there is little to no tourism in Balochistan is because it is one of the most dangerous areas in Pakistan, and the more remote parts of it even more so.Recommend

  • UMER IJAZ
    Sep 21, 2015 - 12:31PM

    Absolutely Stunning !!!Recommend

  • nadeem
    Sep 21, 2015 - 1:03PM

    The Quetta picture did not ‘take my breath away’Recommend

  • Parvez
    Sep 21, 2015 - 1:07PM

    Very nice pictures……..they tell you that the wealth of this province has flown abroad.Recommend

  • raw is war
    Sep 21, 2015 - 1:50PM

    Beautiful pictures. Sadly under the tyrannical oppression from foreign powers.Recommend

  • Omar
    Sep 21, 2015 - 3:20PM

    Scenery is super but photography quality is below averageRecommend

  • Umair
    Sep 21, 2015 - 4:13PM

    @raw is war: Go troll on your own sites. Recommend

  • Aam Admi Bechara
    Sep 21, 2015 - 8:32PM

    If only this province is saved from the corrupt rule of sardars

    it could become a highly developed and serene place to liveRecommend

  • Shaukat ali
    Sep 22, 2015 - 1:59AM

    @raw is war
    Has sarkaar hit you on the head one too many times with heavy chapal that you have become deranged lolRecommend

  • ZAK
    Sep 22, 2015 - 7:09AM

    Pakistan is one of most diversified nature in world. Recommend

  • Awais
    Sep 22, 2015 - 8:35AM

    Camera quality needs improvement.
    Beautiful Balochistan.Recommend

  • Stranger
    Sep 30, 2015 - 7:59PM

    Who says Pak is not beaut. It just needs to be marketed and publicised. Open up the borders for study/ tourism / religious purposes I say … Its collective pride and history so its also collective resp.Recommend

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