There is British BaluchBaluchistan par excellence, and there is the rest of Baluchistan which exists in various degrees of independence, but is everywhere subject to British control.
It commands the direct approaches to the Baluch highlands by Sakki Sarwar and Fort Monro.
The town was founded at the close of the 15th century and named after Ghazi Khan, son of Haji Khan, a Baluch chieftain, who after holding the country for the Langah sultans of Multan had made himself independent.
The population in 1901 was 471,149, the great majority being Baluch Mahommedans.
The geographical boundary between the Pathan and Baluch races in the hills nearly corresponds with the northern limit of the district.