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Lashari (also Lasharie, Lashary, Lashare, Lasharee, or Laashaari; Balochi: لاشاری) is the name of a Baloch tribe in Pakistan and Iran. The Lasharis have migrated and settled in the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, USA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, England, and many other countries of the world. Large population of Lasharis are found around Punjab who settled there for a long time and now identify themselves with the local culture as well.
According to the Balochi narration, Lashari's are descended from Qureshi Arabs from the generation of Hazrat Ameer Hamza. The Balochs living in Aleppo, largest city of Syria, were confederates of Hazrat Imam Hussain against Yazid I, second Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate. The caliph ejected Hazrat Imam Hussain, so they left Aleppo and migrated to Balochistan.
A force of 3,000 Baloches serving under Jam Feroz ; so that it is probable that rival Baloch tribes fought on opposite sides. This is borne out by Baloch legend as to the rivalry between the Rinds and Lasharis, in which the Turks under Zunu (Zu'n-nun Beg) and the King of Sibi, Jam Ninda, play an important part. 1 The Kinds were under Mir Chakur, and the Lasharis under Gwaharam, who were rivals for the hand of the fair Gohar, the owner of large herds of camels. Gohar preferred Mir Chakur, and this led to a quarrel. A horse-race, in which the Rinds are stated to have won by trickery, precipitated the out- break. Some Lasharis killed some of Gohar's young camels, and Chakur thereupon swore revenge. A desperate war began, which lasted for thirty years. At first the Rinds were defeated, and they seem to have called on the Turks for aid, but after various fluctuations Chakur with most of his Rinds left Sibi, and made for the Panjab. The Lasharis remained at Gandava, and some Rinds main- tained their position at Shoran, both places not far from Sibi in the plain of Kachhi. These events constitute the Iliad of the Baloch race, and form the subject of numerous picturesque ballads which have been handed down verbally to the present day.The Baloch race. A historical and ethnological sketch (1904)
In 1487 a Baloch Kingdom was formed under Mir Chakar Rind's rule, which was later destroyed by a civil war between the Lashari and Rind tribes. Mir Gwahram Khan Lashari and Mir Chakar Khan Rind were leaders of their tribes during the Baloch civil war, the war was going on for 30 years in Gajaan Balochistan.
Other Lashari tribes are settled in all districts of Sindh Province, specially in districts of Hydarabad, Thata, Badin, Tando Allahiyar, Tando Mohammad Khan, Mattayari, Nawabshah, Naoshero fairoz, Dadu, Khairpur Mirus, Sukkar, Kashmor, Shikarpur, Larkana, Jacubabad,and Kamber Shahdadkot. They are settled in all tehsels of this district, specially many Villages are settled in Tehsel Warah, Just Like Aadho Khan Lashari, Lashkar khan Lashari,Ali Bahar, Haji Jaffar khan Lashari,Rustum Lashari, Sojharo Khan Lashari Bulla khan Lashari, Budhapur,sirwer Allah Jurio khan Lashari and other villages. They are also found in Mianwali district of Punjab as Azam Khel and Kundokhel. The Lasharies are also found in Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Ismail Khan district as Kanera Khel tribe descendant from Azam Khel clan of Lashari Tribe.
Lasharis still live in Balochistan and the Sardar of Lashari tribe, living in historical village of Gajaan.
A large population of Lasharies are settled in Saraiki belt and the northern Punjab, with a dense population in areas around Muzafar Garh.