Gadhi (Baloch tribe)

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Gadhi is a sub-tribe of the Baloch Rind tribe. Gadhis live in Pakistan in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. In Punjab, their communities can be found in,Rahim Yar Khan Jhang, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Toba Tek Singh District, Taunsa Sharif and Dera Ghazi Khan District.

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The Gadhis are a sub-tribe of the Rind, a Baloch tribe of Pakistan and Iran. Many Gadhis live in Pakistan in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. In Punjab, their communities can be found in Jhang, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Toba Tek Singh District, Taunsa Sharif and Dera Ghazi Khan District.

Gadhis are powerful and active in the politics of the areas they live in, especially in Toba Tek Singh. They still follow the old customs and traditions of their ancestors; they are known for their orthodox way of life. They used to live in tribes but as time passed, they have begun to scatter. They had a panchat system and the chief of the tribe used to decide matters, issues and fights between the Gadhi families. The last known and accepted chief was Sardar Rehan Khan Gadhi. After his death in the early 20th century, things changed and Gadhis started having enmity in their own families, which in some cases has led to bloodshed.