Historical Perspective

Historical Perspective

Gate way of wind Gwadar is located at the entrance of the Persian Gulf. Its 600 KM long coastline is one of the most beautiful coastlines of the world with shining blue water and marble white sand. Gwadar stands as the new heart line, a new commercial hub for the world. Surrounded by Dasht and Kolanch valleys a rich historical background tags Gwadar, ruled by Afrasiab, Khusro and Lahrasip Gwader saw the Advantest of Alexander the great followed by the rule of Chandara Gupta Moria in 303 B.C. A detailed history of the later period is missing, but some time Gwadar remains a centre for pirates their graves can still be traced at the bottom of Sanghar.

A well-known Portuguese write of the 16th Century Manual de.f.Sauza in wrote a detail of Portuguese attack on Gwadar in his book (The history of Portuguese days in east) but the invaders were defeated by local Kalmat tribe as Mir Hamal Fought bravely .How ever , he was later captured and taken into custody. The Khan of Kalat Mir Naseer Khan Nori included in his realm in 1777. In 1783 Mir Naseer presented Gwader to Taimur Sultan the defeated ruler of Muscat. Taimur Sultan, who recaptured Muscat, continued to rule gwader after the death of Mir Naseer Khan.


After Independence the Gwadar question was raised again by Haji Muhammad Iqbal Baluch son of Kohda Durra Khan,baloch and Khan Liaqat ali Khan the first prime minister of Pakistan, ask for annexation of Gwadar to Pakistan Haji Muhammad Iqbal baloch urged the government of pakistan that due to geostrategic and economic importance Gwadar must become a part of Pakistan and as a result of these valiant efforts Gwader was Gwadar was repurchased from the Sultan of Oman on 8th September 1957.

Field Marshall Ayub Khan visited Gawader on the invitation of haji Muhammad Iqbal Baloch.in 1968, Gwader was air linked to Muscat and a domestic link of Gwader, Pasni, Jiwani, Turbat, and panjgoor was established by PIA through national express Company owned by Haji Muhammad Iqbal Baloch. He was awarded Tamgha-e-Khidmat by the Government of Pakistan for his services and historical role. The vision of Haji Muhammad Iqbal Baloch is kept alive by his sons through Visionary group, Vision Gwader and Platinum City.

Historical Letter
Written by Haji Mohammad Iqbal Baloch to Government of Pakistan about importance of Gwadar.

National Guard’s march past to Mazar-e-Quaid Led by Haji Mohammad Iqbal Baloch karachi. 1949 Haji Mohammad Iqbal Baloch paying Homage to father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah karachi. 1949 Nawab Amir Bai Khan (Wali-i-Makran State) with Haji Mohammad Iqbal Baloch. At the opening ceremony of Pakistan Express ltd. GSA of Pakistan international Airline (Kalat/Makran Division) 1973.

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