Fort Mir Chakar Khan, Sibi

Posted in : Balochistan, Sibi, Forts / Palaces

(added few years ago!)

Mir Chakar Fort is situated in Sibi (a city at a distance of 160 km south east of Quetta).

The fort was constructed by Mir Chakar Khan Rind in 15th century.

Mir Chakar Khan Rind also known as Meer Chakar Khan or Chakar-i-Azam was a well known Sardar of Baloch tribe. He is remembered as a Baloch Hero who defeated Lashari Tribe after war which lasted thirty years.

After that victory, he went to lead a war against King Sher Shah Suri of Afghanistan.

Mir Chakar Khan was defeated in that war and had to settle in in Punjab, where he died in 1565.

The tomb of great Baloch Worrier and Head of Rind Tribe is in Satghara which is a small town near Okara.

Mir Chakar Fort is now one of the famous historical tourist destinations in Sibi. The fort has lost its dignity due to lack of attention and proper preservation. It has been surrounded by village; its wall has broken down. A big wooden door is still intact & reminds us of our rich heritage.

The fort needs Government attention to salvage it from further destruction.

 

Tags : fort, sibi, chakar

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On February, 12 2015 at 05:46 PM by Adan Zahra
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