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Kasi (Pashto : کاسي) Kasi or Kansi is a Pashtun Tribe from the Sarbani Tribal confederacy, primarily found in Quetta Pishin Mastung Zhob Sherani. Balochistan, Pakistan. Other sub tribes such as Sherani, Kehthran and Hassani in Zhob and Barkan also belong to the Kasi Family and Kasi Tribe on name of Kand and Zamand are also found in Loy Kandahar. The Arbab / chief of the Kasi Tribe is Nawab Arbab hashim Kasi. Kasis are divided into two Malaks and nawabs who are Arbabs of the royal Family Kasi. Malak Wazir Muhammad Kasi was the owner of half Quetta. Kasi's rule over Quetta. Kasis head Arbab karam khan Kasi became pri-minister of Kalat and Balochistan when the Tribe allied with the ruling Family Kalat. Kasi's were one of the strongest Tribes in Kalat's rule and Arbab's were the most powerful Tribe who were heads of Tribe and ruled over Qilla Kasi, Shal / Quetta. They are still known as one of the most powerful and educated Tribes in whole Baluchistan.
Balochistan is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. It is the largest province in terms of land area, forming the southwestern region of the country, but is the least populated. Its provincial capital and largest city is Quetta.
The Kakar is a Gharghashti Pashtun tribe, based mostly in the Balochistan Province of Pakistan, and Loy Kandahar in Afghanistan.
Quetta is a district in the north-west of the Balochistan province of Pakistan, on the border with Kandahar province, Afghanistan. It is part of Quetta Division. The district is famous for its agriculture produce, most notably fruit orchards but also including apples and grapes. The Hanna Valley is an area where almonds are grown. The population counted in the 1998 census was 760,000, while in 2010 it was estimated at 1,235,000.
The Kharoti are a Pashtun tribe of Ghilji origin, originating in the central part of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, but can be also found in other parts of the country. The Kharoti settled in Kharotabad in Quetta, British India around 1945.
Sir Robert Groves Sandeman, KCSI (1835–1892) was a British Indian Army officer and colonial administrator. He was known for his activities in Balochistan, where he introduced a system of "tribal pacification" that endured until the partition of India in 1947.
The history of Balochistan began in 650 BCE with vague allusions to the region in Greek historical records. Balochistan is divided between the Pakistani province of Balochistan, the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan and the Afghan region of Balochistan. Prehistoric Balochistan dates to the Paleolithic.
The Shirani, also spelled Sherani, are a Pashtun tribe, from the Bettani tribal confederacy, who live in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Sherani are mostly settled in the Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan and in the adjoining Sherani District of Balochistan, Pakistan. Some clans have settled in other surrounding districts of Balochistan; and in the Zabul, Ghazni, and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan.
The Chief Commissioner's Province of Baluchistan was a province of British India, and later Pakistan, located in the northern parts of the modern Balochistan province.
The Khanate of Kalat was a Baloch Khanate, that existed from 1512 to 1955 in the centre of the modern-day province of Balochistan, Pakistan. Prior to that they were subjects of Mughal emperor Akbar. Ahmedzai Khan ruled the state independently until 1839, when it became a self-governing state in a subsidiary alliance with British India. After the signature of the Treaty of Mastung by the Khan of Kalat and the Baloch Sardars in 1876, Kalat became part of the Baluchistan Agency. It was briefly independent from 12 August 1947 until 27 March 1948, when the Khan acceded his state to the new Dominion of Pakistan. It remained a princely state of Pakistan until 1955, when it was incorporated into the country. The khanate, a political centralization of the Baloch people, failed to survive through the colonial era and did not lead to standardization of the Baloch language.
Quetta is a natural fort, surrounded as it is by imposing hills on all sides. The encircling hills have the resounding names of Chiltan, Takatoo, Mordar and Zarghun. It is believed that the earliest Muslim inhabitants and rulers/owners of the city were the Pashtun Kasi Tribe. Quetta was first mentioned in the 11th century when it was captured by Mahmood of Ghazni on one of his invasions of the subcontinent. In 1543 the Mughal emperor Humayun rested here on his retreat to Persia, leaving his one-year-old son Akbar until he returned two years later. The Ghilzai power in Kandahar at the beginning of the eighteenth century, simultaneously with that of the Baloch in Kalat, Quetta and Pishin became the battle-ground between the Afghans and Baloch in the region. Ahmed Shah Durrani finally handed Quetta over to the Khan of Kalat Mir Noori Naseer Khan Baloch for helping him with his army in 1751 against the Marathas in the Battle of Panipat (1761), and against the Sikhs in 1765. Today, it is an important city in Pakistan. Quetta has more than 50% pashtoon population mainly Kasi & Kakar/sub tribes and other pashtoon tribes as well....
The Insurgency in Balochistan is a low-intensity insurgency waged by Baloch nationalists against the governments of Pakistan and Iran in the Balochistan region, which covers the Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province in southeastern Iran, and the Balochistan region of southern Afghanistan. Rich in natural resources like natural gas, oil, coal, copper, sulphur, fluoride and gold, this is the largest and least developed province in Pakistan. Armed groups demand greater control of the province's natural resources and political autonomy. Baloch separatists have attacked civilians from other ethnicities throughout the province. In the 2010s, attacks against the Shi'a community by sectarian groups—though not always directly related to the political struggle—have risen, contributing to tensions in Balochistan.
Arbab is a Persian word that means "boss", "master" and "landlord" or "one endowed with a special quality". It was a title used by tribal leaders in Middle East and South Asia. It is the title used by the heads of the Kasi Pashtun in Balochistan and Khalil, Momand, Daudzai and Gigyani tribe in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Raisani is one of many tribe that resides in Balochistan. They speak the Brahui language.
Shirani or Sherani is a district in the Zhob divisions of the Balochistan province of Pakistan. The population was 153,116 as of the 2017 census. Sherani Subdistrict is entirely rural, but there are six villages of note: Ahmadi Dirga, Karama, Zarkai Landawar,Shinghar, Tsappar Kili and Manikhawa. The subdistrict lies within the Sulaiman mountain range, and its highest point is Takht-e-Sulaiman.
Nawab Mir Yousaf Aziz Magsi was a prominent Baloch leader from the present-day Balochistan province of Pakistan. He hailed from the Magsi tribe headquartered in Jhal Magsi, the ancestral home of the Magsi. His title was Nawab, which means "ruling prince" or "tribal chief". His father, Kaiser Khan Magsi, was the Nawab of the Magsi tribe.
Kuchlak, also Kuchlagh, is a town near Quetta, in the province of Balochistan, Pakistan. It is governed by a union council in Chiltan Town, Quetta. Kuchlak is home to Halaqa Number 61, one of the largest halaqas in Quetta. Kuchlak is well known for summer fruits such as apples and peaches; however, soil aridity is a problem. Vegetables grown in the valley include tomatoes, potatoes, onions and turnips.
Malak Baran Khan Kudezai was a politician and Chief of the Marmakhel Tribe which consists of sub-tribes in Loralai i.e. Kudezai, Khadarzai, Malazai, Adhorhzai, Walizai, Alizai etc. He was also an active member of Loya jirga.
Killa Saifullah, also Qilla Saifullah or Killa Saifa, is a city in Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan. Killa Saifullah or Saifullah's Qilla is a fort built by Saifullah Khan, an influential personage and a great warrior among the Mirdadzai Khudiadadzai tribe of Kakar Sunzer-khels. Killa Saifullah is famous for its fertile soil producing fruits and vegetables. There are numerous apple and apricot orchards exporting fruits to other provinces. The export of vegetables like tomato, carrot and chillies is done commercially on roads and adding enormous share in the agriculture produce of the country. The livestock breeders in Killa Saifullah produce much livestock share for meat and milk purpose for Balochistan province especially Quetta and Zhob divisions.
The Harifal are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting the Sherani District in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, and, to a lesser extent, the surrounding districts of Afghanistan. The tribe mostly populates the western slopes of Shinghar, a mountain in the Suleiman Range, though a considerable number reside in the Zhob District. There is also a scattered population in the Duki subdivision of Loralai District, Sanjavi subdivision of the Ziarat District, a small population in Quetta, and some in Zarkanai Daraban of Dera Ismail Khan district. The word Harifal is also transliterated as Airf Aal, Haripal, and Hurreepaul.
Sain Kamal Khan Sherani (3 January 1924—5 November 2010) was the founding member and leader of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party a democratic Pashtun nationalist political party in Pakistan. Sain
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