Barazai

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Coordinates: 33°55′16″N 72°32′31″E / 33.92111°N 72.54194°E / 33.92111; 72.54194

Barazai is a village situated in the east of Hazro Tehsil, Attock District in northern Punjab in Pakistan. Its altitude is 315 metres (1036 feet).

Demographics[edit]

Barazai is the biggest village of Union Council Malak Mala with a population of nearly 16,000. The founder of this village was Barza Khan, who came from Ghazni, Afghanistan. He had six sons: Qasim Khan, Maghdoz Khan, Mirza Khan, Shabaz Khan, Nawaz Khan and Kooden Khan. The four mohallahs are named after the first four sons.

A large percentage of the population of Barazai has Pashtun roots. They are mostly descendants of the Musa zai (Sar kani) and Alizai (Durrani) tribes. The residents of this village speak Hindko and Pashto, and they follow the Pashtunwali code of conduct. Other tribes originated from Peshawar.

People from Barazai have migrated to other countries including United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong.

Most residents of this village work in agriculture.

Many people from Barazai work in the Merchant Navy of Pakistan.

Infrastructure[edit]

Barazai has both girls' and boys' high schools. There are one Sufi Buzorg Almahroof Baba Ji Sahib who belongs to Barazi. Also. there are some other tombs of saints Shaheed Baba, Meian Kumal Baba, Mullan Baba, Paracha Baba. Basically Barazai had 4 mohallahs at Start Maghdoobzai, Qasim Khail, Shabaz Khail and Mula Khail but recently it contains Musa Khaill, Mashriqi Dhwok, Maghrabi Dhowk,Nawab Abad, School Banda and many more. Barazai contains 25 Masjids (mosques) and one Post Office.

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