History and origin
The tribe claims to be Qureshi Arabs, and say that their name is derived from (Jhanda Gir) meaning the one who carries the flag in war. The word shortened and came to be known as Jhandir (standard in Urdu (Saraiki) (Punjabi) (Persian), as their ancestor Hazrat Ghazi abbas Alambardar had been a standard bearer to the Imam Hussain.
Distribution and villages
The Jhandir are found mainly in Shorkot Tehsil, with a few villages in Muzaffargarh, Khanewal, Multan (Bahawlpur) (Vehari) (Jhang) Lodhran districts and also in Sindh Districts at [Naushahro Feroze] and [Sijjawal]. In (Arifwala)Distt Pakpattan Haji Muhammad Hanif Jhandeer F/O Haji Muhammad Anwar Jhandeer,Zahoor Ahmad Jhandeer,Tariq Mahmood Jhandeer, Advocate Haq Nawaz Jhandeer (LLB,MBA UK)
In (Vehari District), there is famous village known as Sardar Pur Jhandir and is famous because Pakistan's biggest Private library is situated in this area known as Masood Jhandir research library faunded in 1890 . In the Mailsi Tehsil of Vehari,
In Shorkot Tehsil, their main villages are Sadiq Mohammed Jhandir, Jhandir Niaziwala, Kotli Jhandiran and Basti Jhandir.also tibbah jhandir <mian qasim jhandir.mian sammad jhandir,mian hamza jhandir>
In Khanewal District, Jhandir and Mohri Jhandir are the main village.and jhangal mardyala 157/10R.(mian shahzad jhandir) .in saraiy sidhu basti jhandir<mian saeed jhandir.mian usama jhandir.mian fahad jhandir>
In Lodhran District, Jhandir is the main village.Mian yar Muhammad Jhandir F/o Mian Sadiq Muhammad Mian Ghulam Mustafa Jhandir (known as Mian Zaildar) Mian Muhammad Aslam Jhandir Mian Muhammad Munir Jhandir Mian Muhammad Ameer Jhandir Mian Muhammad Tanveer Jhandir Mian Muhammad HassanJhandir Mian Muhammad Munim Jhandir Mian Muhammad Hassaan Jhandir Mian Muhammad Mohaid Jhandir Mian Muhammad Akram Jhandir Mian Ilyas Muhammad Jhandir F/o Mian Khair Muhammad Mian Noor Muhammad Hafiz Sardar Muhammad Mian Ghulam Murtaza Jhandir Mian Muhammad Ismail Jhandir Mian Muhammad Majeed Jhandir Mian Muhammad Kabir Jhandir Mian Muhammad Saleem Jhandir Mian Muhammad Naeem Jhandir Mian Muhammad Zeeshan Murtaza Jhandir Mian Muhammad Abdullah Jhandir Mian Muhammad Ahmad Jhandir Mian Muhammad Ismail Jhandir Mian Ishaq Muhammad [late] mian aslam jhandir Haji Mian Muhammad Ibrahim Jhandir Mian Muhammad Qasim Jhandir Mian Muhammad Akhtar Jhandir Mian Muhammad Mehmood Jhandir Mian Muhammad Zeeshan Jhandir (lecturer Deptment of Computer Science at Islamia University of Bahawalpur)<shumb mor basti jhandir>.mian abdul khalik,mian bashir ahamad.mian faisal<mouza gulandra.gailay wala.lodhran>
in Multan bastti sahu village.(mian shahzad jhandir) In
in Multan Mumtazabad Colony Mian Muhammad Yousaf Jhandeer, Mian Adnan Yousaf Jhandeer, Mian Irfan Yousaf Jhandeer(Social Worker and media Student) shah rukn-alam colony & officer colony & shamsaabad colony<jhandir house.c,16.mian bashir,mian faisal,mian wasim,mian asif.>& shadab colony.
In Sindh Province at District Naushahro Feroze there is a big village of Jhandeer named [Shadi Khan Jhandeer] which is 11 Eleven Kilometers away from District [Naushahro Feroze] Sindh.
Advocate Haq Nawaz Jhandeer (LLB MBA UK)
- A Glossary of the tribes & castes of Punjab by H. A Rose page 381
- A Gazetteer of Jhang District 1901 Part A page 45