Shar (Baloch tribe)

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Shar is a Baloch tribe settled in the Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab provinces in Pakistan.

History[edit]

The Shar tribe is a sub clan of Rind Baloch. It began when Jato married her cousin Mir Murad Khan Rind , son of Mir Jalal Khan, producing the new tribe. Their ancestors were from Shori Shar (Balochistan). They migrated from Balochistan to Sindh at the Kot Diji under kingdom of Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpure. Dadi Gonahri had 12 boys and 14girls. Among them were Qaim Khan, Saleh Khan, Sohrab Khan, Gaji Khan and Masoo Khan. The tribe fought a war with the Burdi Baroch tribe. The Shar tribe took part in the Battle of Talpur against the British.

Modern Shar[edit]

Most of the Shar resided in Khairpur Mir's especially in Thari Mirwah, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Larkana, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Shikarpur, Nawabshah and Sukkur Districts. Shar community is an educated and progressive(mostly in thari mirwah) as compared to other tribes and they are migrating to Urban centers of Pakistan.

The head of the Shar tribe is Sardar Raes Muhammad Saleh Khan Shar (Saleh bin Bilawal II bin Ali bux bin Ghulam Rasool bin Bilawal I bin Jan Muhammad bin Saleh Khan)who leads shar community in Sukkur, Khairpur, N.F. Nawab shah Sanghar and Mirpur Khas]. The chief is Mir Sardar Shahryar who leads the shar community Ghotki, Shekarpur, Larkana Jacobabad, Kashmore and Shahdadkot. Shar community have a good presence in Jacobabad, Badin and other districts of Sindh province. The Shar Baloch community is the most rapidly growing community inside Khairpur district, especially in many villages including Haji Habib Ullah Shar, Abdul latif Shar, Abdul Rahim Shar Khando Khan Shar Zaman Khan shar Nangar Khan Shar Thari Mirwah. Thari Mirwah hosts many villages of Shar Community, including Mengho Faqir Shar (formerly known as Jangoo Khan Shar) which is the top most literate village in Shar community, Ustad Ghullam Ullah shar [Haji Muhammad Malook Shar @ Dehdano]], Haji Muhammad Luqman shar,Rasool Pur, Haji Mehar Faqir Shar, Sikandr Abad [named on the name of Pir Pagaro Shah Mardan Shah "Sikandar"] and Rais Rasool Bux Khan shar. In the Khairpur district the main clans are Salhani Thangwani, Dostlani, Jalalani,Maswani, Suhrabani, Qaimani, mirani, etc.

Saint Faqir Ghulam Haider Godryo in village Mengho Faqir Shar, was a renowned poet Fakir Sikandar shar is sijadah nasheen of Ghulam haider godrio.Molvi Umar bux shar(salhani) was also a best poet , his petry is in persian and sindhi.Now adys the known person of shar are Sardar raes Muhammad Saleh Khan Shar,Dsp Abdul Latif Shar(Late), Nisar Ahmed Shar( leader PPP nisar ahmed shar is youger best known person and sakhi] , fakir Sikandar Shar , Mufti Abdul Rahim Sikandari , Ustad Khadim Ali Shar , Ustad Qalandar Dino Shar,Ihsan Ali Shar (of thari mirwah), Sardar Shehryar Khan Shar (ghotki).

Shar tribe is among one of the tribe in Sindh who has most literate middle class and they don't encourage feudalism.