The Sassi Punnu fort is situated at a distance of 15 km (9.3 mi) from Turbat city on the Bank of Kech River. The ruins of Punnu Fort (also called Punnu’s Fort) are sited about 15km from Turbat, a city in southern part of Balochistan. According to archaeologists Punnu Fort could date back to 6000-8000 BC. Punnu was a local prince of this area who was port of the “Sassi Punnu” romance which is famous in Makran and Sindh.
It is also believed that It had been ruled over and possessed by uncountable kings from ancient times including Mughal, Macedonians, Arabs, Mongols or Ghaznivids According to other accounts it is called Miri-Kalat and is related to prince Punnu a character of love tale Sassi Punnu narrated by many poets counting Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai of Sindh . Punnu was son of Jam Aali or Aari and his forefathers were rulers of this area during 12th century. The ancient archaeological site is located near the fort in which ancient graves are sited. In the graves the skeletons of humans are openly laid into graves. The fort is now on the verge of disappearance.