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Panni refers to a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Another name for the tribe is Balailzai. Like other Pashtuns, they have Eastern Iranian genetic and ethnolinguistic heritage. They claim descent from Gharghasht, one of Qais Abdur Rashid's sons. Most of them are settled in parts of Pakistan or Afghanistan, such as Karachi, Quetta, Musakhail, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Peshawar, Haripur, Kabul, Tank, Kohat, Sibi, while there are some communities in the United States, United Kingdom, and other Western countries. They were, at one point in time, holding main posts in the Government especially during the rule of Bahlol Lodhi. After his reign ended, they scattered and migrated to various parts of the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. [ citation needed ] Some Pannis have also migrated to South India. However, most of them are settled in Pakistan.
Panni Naghar, Devi and Babai were real brothers. All tribes are present in Baluchistan (Pakistan) and Afghanistan. The Balailzai tribe were camel and horse breeders entered in India with Bahlol Lodi's army and remained in glory as long as Lodi ruled . That's why the population of Lodi, Naghar and Balailzai is less as compared to other Pashtun tribes in Baluchistan and Afghanistan. When Lodi was defeated by Mughals, the Balailzai started selling horses/camels. Later on they settled in different places of the Subcontinent, like Karachi, Quetta, Musakhail, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Peshawar, Panian, Kabul, Tank, Kohat, Khanozai, Ziarat Rode Malazai, Gulistan, Ajram, Kandahar, Harnai, Kohlu, Sibi, Sindh and Panjab Gurani in District Rothak, Rajestan and Hyderabad. Their mother tongue is Pashtu. Balailzai are living in village name Kohi near Musakhail bazaar, in Wazirstan, Pakistan while Afghanistan majority of migratory Afghan tribes are known as Kochi. The chief of Panni Pashtuns are Barozai living in Sibi and Musakhail. [ citation needed ]
Daud Khan Panni, served as a Nawab of Carnatic, during Emperor Aurangzeb's rule.
Those who belong to or hail from the Panni tribe are settled in Panian, Karachi, Quetta, Musakhail, Mandokhail Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Peshawar, Kabul, Tank, Kohat. Panni's are also known as Pannai, Pani, Balailzai and Panezai. The Panezai is the biggest clan among Snatia, who live in Khanozai, Ziarat Rode Malazai, Gulistan, Ajram, Kandahar, Harnai and Quetta. The Tareen historically are the second largest tribe in Baluchistan. [ citation needed ]
Balailzai come under the Gharghashti tribe. Nowadays, the Barozai sub-tribe claims to be the chief tribe of the Pannis, they are actually based in the Sangan village and had migrated to Sibi.[ citation needed ]
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Panezai ancestry belongs from Haroon khel and Sanatia, Kakar. The blend of two words Pashto words "Pane" and "zoi" son of Haroon khel. Generally, Pani had two children first's name was "Khano" and seconds name was "Balo". It is said that they were roaming shepherds and with section of time, to satisfy the necessities of life they received cultivating as occupation. These two siblings are said to establish Panezai clan. As the sub-cast of Kakar, Panezai have a place with Pashtun country. Panezai clan among Snatia, who live in Khanozai, Bostan, Killasaifullah, Rode Malazai, Muslim bagh, Gulistan, Ziarat, Ajram, Gulistan, India Uttar Pradesh, Afghanistan Kandahar, Quetta and Harnai. According to survey there are 52 villages of Panezai clan in Indian province Uttar Pradesh district Saharanpur. A book has published by author Bakht Muhammad Khan on sanatia Kakar. Book Name:.
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