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FATA is "Federally Administered Tribal Area" of Pakistan; consisting of 7 Agencies and 6 F.Rs; with a 27000 Sq Km area and 4.5 m population.
MYTH: FATA is the HUB of militancy, terrorism and unrest in Afghanistan.
REALITY: FATA is the worst "VICTIM of Militancy”. Thousands of Civilians dead & injured; Hundreds of Schools destroyed; Thousands of homes raised to ground; 40% population displaced from homes.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bangash Tribe of Kurram, Hangu & Kohat - Tribes of FATA, Pakistan

Bangash is a big Pashtun tribe of FATA (& KPK), Pakistan. They mostly inhabit Kohat and Hangu districts of KPK but a large number of Bangash also live in Kurram Agency. Ethnic Bangash Pashtuns also live in different areas of India most notably Farrukh Abad.
The Bangash are primarily divided into three main clans i.e.
1) Miranzai
2) Baizai
3) Samilzai
The genealogy of Bangash tribe is as under:

·        Aba Khel
·        Alisherzai
·        Azi Khel
·        Badda Khel
·        Hasan Khel
·        Isap Khel
·        Khoja Khel
·        Labi Khel
·        Lodi Khel
·        Mandar Khel
·        Mardo Khel
·        Aaji Khel
·        Shahu Khel
They live in Hangu
·        Alisherzai
·        Gulshah Khel
·        Landi Khel
·        Shingi Khel
·        Biland Khel
·        Hasan Khel
·        Mandar Khel
·        Tapi Khel
·        Dang Khel
·        Isa Khel
·        Mastu Khel
·        Daulat Khel
·        Shamshedi
·        Musa Khel
·        Darsamand
·        Kamal Khel
·        Mysaro Khel
·        Doda Khel
·        Kati Khel
·        Shadi Khel
·        Makhizai
They live in Kohat
·        Alizai
·        Darbi Khel
·        Kalesar Khel
·        Kasi Khel
·        Khadi Khel
·        Khadir Khel
·        Khotizai
·        Landi Khel
·        Mama Khel
·        Mari Khel
·        Satorizai
·        Mozu Khel
·        Musa Khel
·        Naso Khel
·        Pae Khel
·        Tana Khel
·        Tazi Khel
·        Ustarzai
They live in parts of Kohat valley and Kurram Agency

Bangash Nawabs of Farrukh Abad (Uttar Pardesh, India):
Nawab Ghazanfar-Jang, Muhammad Khan Bangash laid the foundation of the state of Farrukh Abad in Uttar Pardesh, India and was sworn in as its first Nawab in 1715. He was a “Bawan Hazari Sardar” (Commander of 52000 Men Strong force) in the Mughal rule. His successors on the throne of Farrukh Abad state were:
Ø      Nawab Qaim-Jang Qaim Khan Qaim-ud-daula
Ø      Nawab Ahmad Khan (took part in the 3rd Battle of Panipat in 1761 alongside Ahmad Shah Abdali Baba)
Ø      Nawab Muzaffar-Jang Daler Himmat Khan
Ø      Nawab Nasir-Jang Imdad Hussain Khan
Ø      Nawab Tafazzul Hussain Khan

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With Regards,
"FATA Awareness Initiative" Team.

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