Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Residency, Ziarat district, 1895



The Residency, Ziarat district, Baluchistan, 1895. Photo by Fred Bremner.

The local name is Gwashki, which was changed in 1886 to Ziarat after the shrine of Baba Kharwari (Mian Abdul Hakim), a highly esteemed saint of the area who lived here in the early eighteenth century. The shrine is located about nine km south of Ziarat town. It was first visited and selected as a sanitarium by British in 1883. The Residency was built in 1890-91.