The Decline and Fall of The Zand Dynasty

- 9 - Chapter One Stability and Peace under Karim Khan Zand The reign of Karim Khan was markedly a period of stability and security where Persia enjoyed a marked boom in commerce, manual crafts, agriculture, and culture. In his pursuit for further commercial gains, Karim Khan attacked the port of Basra on 21st January, 1775. Soon, the news spread of his intentions to completely take over Basra, especially that he had also commanded that all the ships of Bushehr, Bandar Rig and Janaveh be put on full alert on 10th February, 1775.