Sassi and Punnu

View from Punnu Fort, Turbat, Balochistan

View from Punnu Fort, Turbat, Balochistan

Kech has been very much popular for a love story of Punnu and Sassi. Punnu was a Hoth prince remnant of whose miri (fort) can still be seen near Turbat, and Sassi was his beloved. Many folklore have been written about this legend in all the local languages.
It is thought that Punnu fort could date back to 6000-8000 BC.

The town is located in southwest of the Balochistan province in Pakistan it is situated on the left bank of the Kech River, which is a tributary to the Dasht River. The Makran Range to the north and east descends to coastal plains in the south. The town is a marketplace for dates grown in the surrounding region and has a date-processing factory. Jowar (sorghum), barley, wheat, and rice are also grown, and livestock are raised.

Turbat was ruled since ancient times by the Gichki Tribes of Makran. It was then the headquarter of the Makran State and the Gichki Nawab of Makran was residing in Shahi Tump Near Turbat.When the Makran State was dissolved, Turbat city still remained the Division Head Quarter.

Turbat has a domestic airport which offers direct flights to Gwadar and Karachi. The road network links Turbat with Panjgur and Kalat to the northwest and Pasni to the southeast and to Karachi in the East.


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