Balochistan Rural Support Programme Fights COVID-19

Naseer Abad

Facts

Description

Nasirabad (نصِیر آباد) is a district in the center-west of Balochistan, Pakistan. Nasirabad’s headquarters are at Dera Murad Jamali.

The original name of the district was Temple Dera, named after Captain H. M. Temple, a career British civil servant, who served as the Political Agent for Sibi from 1891 to 1892. Among the local population, it is still known as ‘Tipul’, a corruption of the word ‘temple’.

Formerly part of Kalat District, Nasirabad was granted the status of a separate district in 1974, while in 1987 the new district of Jaffarabad was cleaved out of it.[2] For three years, from July 1987 to December 1990, it was known as Tahseel Tamboo. Tamboo is a small village 40 km west of Dera Murad Jamali.

BRSP Impact

Districts Reached
  • Districts: BRSP Presence
  • Districts: NRSP Intervention Area
  • Selected Districts: Naseer Abad