Usta Mohammad (City)

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Usta Mohammad is a city and sub-division of the District Jaffarabad of Balochistan Province, Pakistan. The subdivision has an area of 978 km² and had an estimated population 160,230 in 2008. The city has an area of 3.3 km² and an estimated population of 35,000. Usta Mohammad has Railwaystation railways boundary connected Usta to Larkana (sindh) Usta Mohammad is 2nd biggest Business city of Balochistan. Usta is 2nd most poulated city in Balochistan province Tea is very famous cafe among sttlers.

Title Description
Information
Location: Pakistan
City Council: Government Of Balochistan
Type: Sub-division of the District Jaffarabad
Local Language Name: Urdu
Province: Balochistan Pakistan
Coordinates : 28°10'20"N 68°2'38"E
District: District Jaffarabad
Region: Balochistan
Elevation: 55 meters
Language
Official Language: Urdu
Native Language: Brahui/Siraiki
Other Languages: Urdu,Brahui/Siraiki,English
Government
Government Type: Government Of Balochistan
Area
Total Area: 3.3 km²
Population
Total Population: 43 988 people
Time zone
Time zone: PST (UTC+5)
Codes
Postal code: 80300
Dialing code: 740
Vehicle registration: Three letters beginning with U and random four numbers


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History

Usta Mohammad is in the Kachhi plain basin, with an average altitude of about 55 meters. Annual rainfall is only about 90mm, of which 60mm falls in winter (November-May). Winters are cold, and summers are dry and extremely hot. The people of the district are poor, with inadequate access to medical supplies and facilities. The area is sometimes subject to flooding, as happened in June 2007 after Cyclone Yemyin. The Kachhi Canal Project, started in 2002, is expected to have a significant impact in conserving floodwater and controlling water flow.Crops include rice and wheat. Some farms raise cattle, sheep and goats.[1] Usta - bhc.gov

Climate and economy

Usta Mohammad is in the Kachhi plain basin, with an average altitude of about 55 meters. Annual rainfall is only about 90mm, of which 60mm falls in Winter (November to May).[2] WATER - BALUCHISTAN Winters are cold, and summers are dry and extremely hot. The people of the district are poor, with inadequate access to medical supplies and facilities.The area is sometimes subject to flooding, as happened in June 2007 after Cyclone Yemyin. The Kachhi Canal Project, started in 2002, is expected to have a significant impact in conserving floodwater and controlling water flows.Crops include rice, wheat and sorghum. A survey in 2002 determine that the incidence of Sporisorium sorghi, the causal organism of grain smut of sorghum, reached 7% in Usta Mohammad.A recent survey of rice farmers in the district found that 33% were illiterate, 55% farmed from 12-40 acres of land, and 58.3% were tenant farmers.[3] DSINARC/PK - Information 6Some farms raise cattle, sheep and goats.The city has an Agri-Development Institute and a Government Degree College.

Baba Kot Incident

The city gained unwelcome attention when, on 13 July 2008, five women from the village of Baba Kot about 80 km away were kidnapped by armed men who objected to three of them wanting to marry men of their choice in defiance of the Umrani tribal elders. The women were about to leave Baba Kot Umrani for a civil court at Usta Mohammad. They were forced into a jeep, driven to a remote area, beaten and buried alive, according to the Asian Human Rights Commission[4] South Asia: - NGOs

People

More than 99% of the people of the district are Muslims. Major Baloch tribes in the district include, Palal (Bulledi), Bangulzai, Rind, Soomro, Lashari, Mahesar, Abro, Lehri, Mastoi Baloch, Dayo, Abro, Nausherwani, Bohar, Siyal, umrani, Bhangar, Jamali, Khoso, Nichari, Qaisrani, Jessrani, Chawla, Wadhwani, Kamora, Kalra, Sachdev, Thawarzai, Gurnezai, Rajani, (Hindus Costs)Mengal, Marri, denari rind, Shaikh, GOLA Baloch and Daya. (Syed-Jeelani)(pandrani)Chandio

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