Musakhel tribe

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The Musa Khel or Moosa Khel are a Pashtun tribe of Gharghasht origin and belong to the greater Kakar tribe.[1] They originate from Ghazni province in Afghanistan and reside in the tribal range of Musakhail and Batagram District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and in Afghanistan. The town has the lowest literacy rate in Pakistan with a meager 10.37%. Musa Khel is also a tribe of the subtribe Babozai of the major Pashtun tribe, Yousafzai living in Swat and Shangla districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Musakhail District, Masakhel, musakhel, Kudaezai


Pashtun tribes, are divided into four supertribal confederacies: the Arbanee (Sarabani), Betanee (Baitani), Ghrghashta, and Karlanee (Krai, Kerlani). Musakhel, Kakar, Pani(Balail Zai), Devi and Babi were real brothers. All tribes are present in Baluchistan and Afghanistan. That's why the population of Lodi, Naghar and Pani is less as compared to other Pashtun tribes in Baluchistan and Afghanistan. In Musakhail Blochistan Naghar's are also known as Sheikh (in pushto sheikh means an honest and religious). One can find Ans Trik, damsan, Parman, Abdulrahman and Selha tribes in kochi's (Pashtun tribes move with animals between Pakistan and Afghanistan) these tribes are on the names of Naghar's sons. These tribes are also present in Punjab province District Layyah of Pakistan in good number as Layyah is approximately 40 km aerial distance from Musakhail Blochistan.

An Australian camel belongs to this tribe. They purchased it from Musakhel. Still one can find a Naghar man with 40 camels in the Sulaman mountains near Musakhail. With the passage of time, the demand of animals is decreasing.

Little is known about this Pashtun tribe once they held all the hill country from Nigaha or Sakhi Sarwar pass in Dera Ghazi Khan to the south, comprising the southern part of the koh-i-siyah or Sulaiman Mountains where it turned to the west and is much mixed up with the lower ranges of the KOH-i- Surkh or red range.

At thr height of their prosperity the Musakhels spread east and south in to the plains of Indus valley and they are said to have once held the tracts rounds Harrand, Siw Sitpur and kin kot near the river. As some of them are still found as hamsayas of the Kasi Khetrans and few among the Dumra Kakars, of all their tribes the Silanchis alone appear to have preserved their name.

Most prominent personalities including Sardar Baz Khan Musakhail, Haji Soba Khan Musakhail, Sardar Yaqoob Khan Musakail, Sardar Azam Khan Musakail, Sardar Taimoor Shah Musakhail, Sardar Asmat Ullah Musakhail EX MPA, Haji Feroz Khan Muskhail, Malak Jalat Khan Musakhail, Dr. Noor Ullah Musakhail, Asif Khan Musakhail, Anayat ullah Musakhail, Sardar Babar Khan Musakhail, Abid Khan Musakhail, Mahmood Khan Musakahail.

Sub Tribes - Belkhel, Lahrzai, Kodaezai, Hmzazai, Hasankhel

Pashtun Tribes Pashtun Tribes

Sarbanee/ Sarban (Durrani)

Subtribes 1.Sheranai 2.Jalwaanai 3.Barais (Barech) 4.Baayer 5.Oormar 6.Tareen (Tarin) [Subtribes: Tor Tarin, Spin Tarin] {Raisani & Khetran are also Tarin. Currently these Tribes are speaking Brahvi & Balochi respectively} 7.Gharshin 8.Lawaanai 9.Popalzai 10.Baamizai 11.Sadozai 12.Alikozai 13.Barakzai 14.Mohammad zai (Zeerak) 15.Achakzai (Assakzai) 16.Noorzai 17.Alizai 18.Saakzai 19.Maako 20.Khoogyanai 21.Yousufzai 22.Atmaanzai (Utmanzai) 23.Raanizai 24.Mandan 25.Tarklaanai 26.Khalil 27.Babar 28.Daudzai 29.Zamaryanai 30.Zeranai 31.Mohmand 32.Kheshgai 33.Mohammad Zai (Zamand) 34.Kaasi 35.Shinwarai 36.Gagyanai 37.Salarzai 38.Malgoorai

Gharghasht (Gharghakht)


1.Babai 2.Mandokhail 3.Kakar 4.Naghar 5.Panee (Panri) (Khajjak, Luni, Marghazani, Dehpal, Barozai, Mzari etc.) 6.Dawi 7.Hamar 8.Doomar (Dumarr) 9.Khondai 10.Gadoon (Jadun) 11.Masakhel (Musakhail) 12.Sapai or Safai (Safi) 13.Mashwanai 14.Zmarai (Mzarai) 15.Shalman 16.Eisoot (Isot)

Karlanee (Kerlanri)


1.Mangal 2.Kakai 3.Torai (Turi) 4.Hanee 5.Wardak (Verdag) 6.Aurakzai (Orakzai) 7.Apridee or Afridi 8.Khattak 9.Sheetak 10.Bolaaq 11.Zadran (Jadran) 12.Wazir 13.Masid (Mahsood) 14.Daur (Dawar) 15.Sataryanai 16.Gaarai 17.Bangash 18.Banosee (Banuchi) 19.Zazai (Jaji) 20.Gorbuz 21.Tanai (Tani) 22.Khostwaal 23.Atmaankhel (Utmankhail) 24.Samkanai (Chamkani) 25.Muqbal

Betanee / Baitani ( Ghilji, Khilji, Ghilzai )


1.Sahaak 2.Tarakai 3.Tookhi 4.Andar 5.SuleimanKhail (Slaimaankhel) 6.Hotak 7.Akakhail 8.Nasar 9.Kharotai 10.Bakhtiar 11.Marwat 12.Ahmadzai 13.Tarai 14.Dotanai (Dotani) 15.Taran 16.Lodhi 17.Niazai 18.Soor 19.Sarwanai 20.Gandapur 21.Daulat Khail 22.Kundi Ali Khail 23.Dasoo Khail 24.Jaafar 25.Ostranai (Ustarana) 26.Loohanai 27.Miankhail 28.Betani (Baitanee) 29.Khasoor

They are an Allaiwal clan of Swati origin.[citation needed]

They were traditional enemies of the Khetrans and other Baluch tribes to the south of their country. In 1879 the Musa Khels and other Pathan tribes to the number of 5000 made a demonstration against Vihowa, but the town was reinforced and they dispersed. In 1884 they were punished, together with the Kakars, by the Zhob Valley Expedition.[1] In the first decade of the twentieth century they numbered about 4670 fighting men.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Musa Khel - Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition]

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