Balailzai (Panni)

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Balailzai (Panni) are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Panni are also known as Balailzai. The Panni are descended from Gharghasht, one of Qais Abdur Rashid sons. Most of them are settled in Karachi, Quetta, Musakhail, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Peshawar, Kabul, Tank, Kohat. Pannis are not such a notable Pashtun tribe because they were camel and horse breeders during the rule of bahlol lodhi and when he was defeated, the Pannis were scattered and most of them mostly died.

History[edit]

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 India, like Karachi, Quetta, Musakhail, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Peshawar, 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 and Afghanistan majority of migratory Afghan tribes known as Kochi. The chief of Panni Pashtuns are Barozai living in Sibi and Musakhail.

Location[edit]

Pannis are settled in Karachi, Quetta, Musakhail, 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.

Sub-tribes[edit]

Pashtun tribes, are divided into four supertribal confederacies: the Arbanee (Sarabani), Betanee (Baitani), Ghrghashta, and Karlanee (Krai, Kerlani). Balailzai come under the Gharghasht tribe.Now a day Barozai Tribe is calling himself as chief of panni which is not correct because they actually based from sangan village and displaced and migrated to Sibi.

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