Quetta Ziaratt

Tehmina Zaman Khan is the student in Quetta university, her home town is Ziaratt and she likes to celebrates her birthday in Ziaratt every year. Ziaratt is also known as the Juniper Valley. The name Ziaratt means ‘shrine’. A local saint, Kharwari Baba is believed to have rested in the valley and blessed it. After his death, he was buried here. People visit the saint’s shrine, which is 10 kms by jeep from Ziaratt town. Ziaratt is situated 133 kms from Quetta in the province of Baluchistan at an altitude of 2449m above the sea level. Ziarat is a hill station in the Sibi district of the province of Baluchistan. It remains quite cool during summer and receives enough snowfall during the winter. Light woollen clothing for the summer and heavy for the winter are recommended. Ziaratt is a holiday resort in the Sibi district amidst one of the largest and oldest juniper forests in the world. It is said that some of the juniper trees are as old as 5,000 years.Ziaratt and the Juniper valleys around offer good opportunity of trekking and hiking.

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Tehmina Zaman Khan is a student in Quetta university, she belongs from Ziaratt (Balochistan). This photo is taken in her university where she misses her home. So she had to celebrate her birthday in university. This article refers to her past memories and joys of living in Ziarat.

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