Barmal District

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Barmal District or Barmal County (Pashto : برمل ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی برمل) is a county of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, bordering and South and North Waziristan.


Angur Ada is port entry to Paktika Province and a major economic hub.

The government office of Barmal County is located in Newa Ada

Major towns of Barmal District are:

1: Newe Ada,

2: Mergha Ada

3: Laman Ada

4: Gajikhel Ada

5: Zargar Ada

6: Titoon Shaga

The people of Barmal are Pashtun from Wazir tribe and some from Kharoti tribe.

Pashtun are divided into tribe and each tribe has its own branches and which further divided into sub branches

Mainly, Pashtuns are divided into two branches

  1. Ghalji Aka Khalji Pustuns
  2. Karlani Pustuns

Suleman who was the grandson of Karlan, named his own grandson Wazir. Wazir had two sons, the oldest one was Khadrai and the youngest one was Lalai. Wazir was living with his family in area between Shawal and Barmal. His youngest son Lalai was in fight with one of the sons of Shetak and in the fight the son of Shetak was killed. [1] Lalai was escaped to Spinghar Mountain of Nangarhār (Pashto: ننګرهار‎, Dari: ننگرهار‎). [2] The book of "Tavarikh-i Khurshid-i Jahan" describes the incident of fight between Lalai and the Son of Shetak exactly as mentioned in "Hayat-e-Afghani" but with one exception, the "Tavarikh-i Khurshid-i Jahan" used the word Parmal (پرمل) [3] for Barmal (برمل).

Kinship of Wazir's Who live in Barmal County [1]

Wazir had two son: 1. Khadrai 2. Lalai

Khadrai had 3 sons: 1. Mosa Derwash 2. Mubarak(Gurbaz) 3. Muhmood (Maseed)

Mosa Derwash had two sons: Athman today known as Athmanzai and Ahmad and today known as Ahmadzai or Mazai

Athmanzai Wazir branch is divided into 3 other braches or sub branches: [1]

  1. Mahmood Khel
  2. 2.Abrahem Khel or Ibrahem Khel
  3. Wali Khel

Wail Khel further divided into 3 branches: [1]

1.Kabul Khel

2. Malak Shahi

3. Baka Khel

4. Jani Khel

The majority of Barmal Wazir's are from Kabul Khel Branch. Kabul Khel further divided into 3 sub branches: [1]

  1. Saif Ali
  2. Pepa Ali
  3. Meyame

Indeed, the major setback of the whole Third Anglo-Afghan War for the British came with the mass desertions that affected the Waziristan militias, who virtually melted away and sided with the Afghans. (8)

Fabrizio Foschini, The 1919 War of Independence (or third Anglo-Afghan War): a conflict the Afghans started (and ended),

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according to there is no hospital in Barmal [district].


There is not a single government school in Barmal.


The population of the district in 2004 was 88,028. [4]


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