sibi - Sibi

Sibi is 163 kms from Quetta. It has great historical importance. It derives its name from Sewi, a Hindu Princess of Sewa race. The name of Alexander and the Muslim conquers like Muhammad Bin Qasim, Mehmood Ghaznavi and Nasir-ud-Din Kabacha are associated with this place. Mir Chaker Khan Rind, the legendary Baloch hero, built a massive fort in the 15th century near Sibi, the remains of which are found near the town.

During the British rule a Residency and Victoria Memorial Hall known as Jirga Hall were built where annual Jirgas were held until Pakistan came into being. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah also presided over the annual Darbar at Sibi as the first Governor General of Pakistan. The Jirga Hall is now converted into a museum. It has a collection of pieces found at the archaeological sites of Mehrgarh, Nasshero and Pirak. The annual Sibi Festival marks the famous Horse and Cattle Show with other festivities held in the month of February.

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