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Afghanistan-Pakistan border
Afghanistan-Pakistan border
. It is the capital of
Killa Abdullah District Killa Abdullah or Qilla Abdullah or Abdullah Qilla ( ps, قلعه عبدالله ولسوالی) is a district in the north west of Balochistan (Pakistan), Balochistan province of Pakistan.it is also known as Abdullah Khan or Abdullah jaan in local ...

Killa Abdullah District
, Balochistan (Pakistan), 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 Pashtuns, Pashtun majority northern part of Balochistan, and is also List of cities in Balochistan, Pakistan by population, Balochistan's 3rd-largest city.


With an influence from the local steppe climate, Chaman features a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification, 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.


Chaman has a railway station which accommodates services with Kandahar as well as other parts of Afghanistan. A slow passenger train runs between Chaman and Quetta daily. In 2008, it was proposed to extend this railway through Afghanistan to Central Asia. Chaman is on the silk road on the eastern side.


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.people of the city import different kind of stuffs like cars, moter bikes, rickshaws. Japanese, Chinese and UAE phones, cosmetics, perfumes, and many other stuffs from foreign countries into Afghanistan and save Almost half of the tax money and smuggle them into Pakistan through the PAK-AFGHAN border and sell them with double profit.people of the city consider smuggling as their due given right.


Chaman has been known for its Association football, football since the 1940s and is home of Afghan FC Chaman, Afghan Football Club and Muslim FC, 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, Kaleemullah Khan (footballer), 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: #Afghan FC Chaman #Muslim FC Chaman #Millat Stadium FC # Shaista Pashtoon FC #Pak Afghan FC #Chaman Football Club #Buldia FCC #Shaista Abbaseen Shaeed Football Club (Shams Academy) #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 class bowler but still he was taken once in Sixteen Squad for an International Series, unfortunately, was not given a chance to play a signal match over there. Few of the popular Cricket Teams in Chaman are: #Kabul Eleven Cricket Team #Ismail Khan Cricket Academy

Afghanistan War and terrorism

Chaman has been used by NATO forces as a major supply route into Afghanistan since 2000. 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. Former Afghan president Amanullah Khan escaped to Europe by way of Chaman. Thousands of Afghan refugees entered Pakistan via the Chaman route. Bombings occurred 2017 Chaman suicide bombing, in 2017, 2020 and 2021.

Notable people

*Asghar Khan Achakzai, President of the Awami National Party


{{Most populous cities of Balochistan, Pakistan Populated places in Killa Abdullah District