Bozdar

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Buzdar (Balochi: بزدار) is a Baloch tribe found primarily in the mountainous area of the Sulaiman Mountains, in Afghanistan, the tribal areas of D.G. Khan, and also in Balochistan, Pakistan.

History and Famous Buzdars[edit]

The Buzdar are traditionally known as warriors and constitute a significant portion of the local levy forces in the region. The Buzdars have historically played a major role in the Baloch National Struggle. Sardar Mir Fateh Muhammad Khan Buzdar and Dr Mir Naik Buzdar are founders of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO). Sardar Jameel Khan Buzdar and Ashiq Khan Buzdar are two key political persons from Mehraywala. Buzdar fought against the British, Sikh & later against the military regime. On December 7, 1967, four sons of Baloch soil (Known as Shuhdai Kohi Sulamn) sacrificed their lives on Baloch land. One progressive movement initiated in the area with the support of other tribes educated persons with the name of HUFT DECEMBER BALOCH QAUMI MOVEMENT.

Prof Mir Wahid Buzdar, Mir Haji Momin Buzdar (late), Mir Sufi Ishaq Sajid Buzdar (late), Mir Hazrat Muhammad Ali Chigha Buzdar (late), Mir Ustad Deena Jafrani Buzdar, Hafiz Dandaka Buzdar (late) are some famous poets of the Buzdar tribe.

Sardar Mir Fateh Muhammad Khan buzdar is the sitting MPA (Member Provincial Assembly) from PP-241. He has been MPA twice before. Sardar Mir Jameel Khan Buzdar was the previous UC Nazim of Sikhaniwala (Rajanpur).

Now Mir Raja Javed Khan Bozdar MNA from 216. He has fought his first election in his city. He belongs to Buzdar Wada Khairpur Mir's. Meer Afan Buzdar is the new chairman of BSO.

Socio-political situation[edit]

Most of the people are living in very tough conditions. Illiteracy is common. Funds provided by the government are often used by Sardars and other Feudals.[1] Most of the youth joins FC (?). Nowadays, a large part of the population is migrating and settling around the area of Rajanpur and D.G. Khan district, and trying to compete in studies and other social sectors. This includes many students studying in different institutions of higher education.

It is also a fact that majority of buzdar tribe is in favor of remerger of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajun Pur with Balochistan.[1]

Sub-tribes[edit]

Other sub-tribes and famous family names include: Ghulamani, Gulkhani, shadmani, Bakhri, Sihani, Rostmani, Shahwani, Jalalani, Ahamdani, Jafirani, Khohyanri, Meernani, Hamzani, Dodani, Nurani, Nurgani,[2] Jehanani, Dostlani, Meerkhani, Dulani, Namurdi, Chakrani, (Hajhanri Ghotki, Mir Pur Mathelo) and Ladwani. The Rustamani Bakhri and norang khail are in Mangrotha tribe of Buzdar and mostly live in the Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur (Mehraywala) and Koh-e-suleman.

The ""Dostlani"" subtribe is most the respected subtribe.[1] They are descendants of the great Sardar of Buzdar tribe, Sardar Dost Mohamad Buzdar, who has its own history. Another personality is sardar mambashk buzdar Mansoor ahmed buzdar. He is the chief dostlani in southern Punjab.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Horace Arthur Rose. A Glossary Of The Tribes And Castes Of The Punjab And North-West Frontier Province. ISBN 81-85297-71-1, ISBN 978-81-85297-71-2