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Chaman (Pashto/Urdu: چمن) is a city located on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It is the capital of Killa Abdullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan. It is situated just south of the Wesh-Chaman border crossing with the neighbouring Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. After the capital Quetta, Chaman is the second-largest city and tehsil in the Pashtun majority northern part of Balochistan, and is also Balochistan's fifth-largest city.

Climate

With an influence from the local steppe climate, Chaman features a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh). The average annual temperature in Chaman is 19.0 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 232 mm. June is the driest month with 0 mm of rainfall, while the wettest month is January, with an average 65 mm of precipitation.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 31.0 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 6.4 °C.

The town is an important trade point in the Balochistan region, providing a gateway on the trade routes between Afghanistan and Karachi. It underwent development during the martial law period of the 1980s.

Sports

Chaman has been known for its football since the 1940s and is home of Afghan Football Club and Muslim Football Club, which plays in the Pakistan Premier League. There were more than 80 local football clubs in the chaman during 2001 and more than 2000 players participate in intra-district football tournament every year. The Jamal Nasir Shaheed Stadium, Millat stadium, Baghicha ground and Essa Khan Stadium are located in the town. More than a dozen players of Afghan FC and Muslim FC played for the Pakistan national football team, including the captain Mohammad Essa, Jadid Khan Pathan, Kaleem Ullah Achakzai. Also Chaman have many popular soccer players Like, former Pakistan Team Captain, Kaleem Ullah (recently playing a league in USA and Iraq) Mehmood Khan, Dawood Khan (a Khan brother), Himat Khan, Majeed Khan and Saeed Khan (also brothers), Shams ud din Achakzai, Sadullah (sado) and Hayat Ullah International.

One of the oldest players, Haji abdul Qayyum aka Khadako, currently coaches the Pak Army football Club Chaman. Mohammad Essa was also the head coach of Pakistan national team during 2017–18. Chaman City football teams include:

  1. Afghan FC Chaman
  2. Muslim FC Chaman
  3. Millat Stadium FC
  4. Shaista Pashtoon FC
  5. Pak Afghan FC
  6. Chaman Football Club
  7. Buldia FCC
  8. Shaista Abbaseen Shaeed Football Club (Shams Academy)
  9. Gulshan football club Chaman


Besides football, Chaman is the home of Asian Gold Medalist in boxing Meer Wais Khan. He belongs to Akbar Boxing Club led by Khudaidad Khan Achakzai.

People of Chaman are also interested in other sports such as, Cricket, Cycling, Bike Racing and Running. After Football, the most favorite sports played in Chaman is Cricket. The fanbase of Pakistan Cricket team is huge in the city. The major international matches of Pakistan Cricket team are even seen in big screens arranged in ground of Govt High School Chaman. Youngsters always wear kits with name of Major player of national cricket. Shahid Afridi is one of the most favorite player of every generation of Chaman. The city has also produced national level players but unfortunately they are given less opportunities to prove their talent. For example, Asghar Khan Achakzai who played for Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Cricket League (PSL) proved a world

The town is an important trade point in the Balochistan region, providing a gateway on the trade routes between Afghanistan and Karachi. It underwent development during the martial law period of the 1980s.

Sports

Chaman has been known for its football since the 1940s and is home of Afghan Football Club and Muslim Football Club, which plays in the Pakistan Premier League. There were more than 80 local football clubs in the chaman during 2001 and more than 2000 players participate in intra-district football tournament every year. The Jamal Nasir Shaheed Stadium, Millat stadium, Baghicha ground and Essa Khan Stadium are located in the town. More than a dozen players of Afghan FC and Muslim FC played for the Pakistan national football team, including the captain Mohammad Essa, Jadid Khan Pathan, Kaleem Ullah Achakzai. Also Chaman have many popular soccer players Like, former Pakistan Team Captain, Kaleem Ullah (recently playing a league in USA and Iraq) Mehmood Khan, Dawood Khan (a Khan brother), Himat Khan, Majeed Khan and Saeed Khan (also brothers), Shams ud din Achakzai, Sadullah (sado) and Hayat Ull

Chaman has been known for its football since the 1940s and is home of Afghan Football Club and Muslim Football Club, which plays in the Pakistan Premier League. There were more than 80 local football clubs in the chaman during 2001 and more than 2000 players participate in intra-district football tournament every year. The Jamal Nasir Shaheed Stadium, Millat stadium, Baghicha ground and Essa Khan Stadium are located in the town. More than a dozen players of Afghan FC and Muslim FC played for the Pakistan national football team, including the captain Mohammad Essa, Jadid Khan Pathan, Kaleem Ullah Achakzai. Also Chaman have many popular soccer players Like, former Pakistan Team Captain, Kaleem Ullah (recently playing a league in USA and Iraq) Mehmood Khan, Dawood Khan (a Khan brother), Himat Khan, Majeed Khan and Saeed Khan (also brothers), Shams ud din Achakzai, Sadullah (sado) and Hayat Ullah International.

One of the oldest players, Haji abdul Qayyum aka Khadako, currently coaches the Pak Army football Club Chaman. Mohammad Essa was also the head coach of Pakistan national team during 2017–18. Chaman City football teams include:

  1. NATO forces as a major supply route into Afghanistan since 2000.[3]

    On 30 August 2009, an attack on a NATO convoy destroyed 20 fuel tankers and other supply trucks. The attackers reportedly fired rockets and small arms before destroying the trucks.[3][4]

    Former Afghan president On 30 August 2009, an attack on a NATO convoy destroyed 20 fuel tankers and other supply trucks. The attackers reportedly fired rockets and small arms before destroying the trucks.[3][4]

    Former Afghan president Amanullah Khan escaped to Europe by way of Chaman.[citation needed]

    Thousands of Afghan refugees entered Pakistan via the Chaman route.[citation needed]

    Motorcycle bombings occurred in 2017 2020 Chaman bombing|and 2020.

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