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Yaqubzai (Pashto : يعقوب زئی) are a Pashtun tribe of Gandapur living in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Gandapur also called Gandapore, is one of two Pashtun tribes who originated in southwestern Pakistan.

Afghanistan A landlocked south-central Asian country

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South and Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

Pakistan federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.


Yaquzais are the descendants of Yaqub, the eldest son of Gandapur. Yaqub though the eldest one, was not the most brilliant of his four sons and hence the whole family of Gandapur was led by Ibrahim Khan the second son. The descendants of Ibrahim Khan are known as Ibrahim Zai(sons of Ibrahim). Yaquzai are a small segment of the whole tribe of Gandapurs. They have played no worth mentioning role in the Gandapur tribe struggle to establish themselves at Kulachi, Dera Ismail Khan in the 16th century A.D. [ citation needed ]

Kulachi Place in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Kulachi is a city named after the Kulachi Baloch tribe and is the headquarters of Kulachi Tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located at 31°55′49″N70°27′31″E at an altitude of 209 metres (688 feet).

Dera Ismail Khan City in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Dera Ismail Khan, often abbreviated to D.I. Khan, is a city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is situated on the west bank of the Indus River, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) south of the provincial capital Peshawar, and 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Multan, Punjab. The city is the capital of the district and tehsil of the same name. The predominant languages are Pashto and Saraiki. The total population of the city was 217,457 in the 2017 census, making it the largest city in the southern part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The original name of Gandapur was Tairi Khan. He had four sons and a daughter. The names of the sons and daughter are as follows; [ citation needed ]

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