Wassan

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Wassan (Sindhi: وسّان (Perso-Arabic), वस्सान (Devanagari)) is an Rajput tribe found in Sindh, Pakistan. After the independence in 1947, Hindu Wassans emigrated to India.

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The Wassan is a surname of the cast from Ramgharia The Wassan are found mainly in the Sanghar District and Khairpur District of Sindh. Haji Nawab Khan Wassan and Pir Gudo in Kotdiji Taluka in Khairpur District are important villages of the tribe. Khan Bahadur Wassan of Kandiari and Khan Muhammad Wassan of Sanghar have remained prominent people of Wassan community. Whereas Manzoor Wassan is current Minister for Works and Services.

Wassan community is politically supports two political parties: Pakistan Muslim League (F) and Pakistan Peoples Party. The supporters of both enjoy good relationship to one another on the basis of being members of same community. A sizeable number of the members of Wassan community are known as the followers of Sufi Pir Pagara (a spiritual Leader) and a prominent political figure of Pakistan. The name of Muhammad Khan Wassan is famous in Wassan family and as well as in agriculturist. He introduce new variety of cotton in Sindh. Muhammad Khan Wassan cultivated the between cotton his farm Abbas Farms in Shahdadpur and took bumper production of cotton and then he launched it to other areas of Sindh.

Wassans are widespread throughout Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia. There are many prominent poets and writers in this caste, like Hassan Wassan he is the First Program Director, Host in verious TV Channals,& Wafa Hakim Wassan, whose famous two books are available in market: Ujra Gorha Mera Gal (Sindhi) and Chund Nainan Main (Sindhi).

According to traditions, Wassan are mainly Arabs came from Saudi Arabia during the rule of Umayyad Caliphate. The Wassan are found mainly in the Sanghar District and Khairpur District of Sindh. Haji Nawab Khan Wassan and Pir Gudo in Kotdiji Taluka in Khairpur District are important villages of the tribe. Khan Bahadur Wassan of Kandiari and Khan Muhammad Wassan of Sanghar have remained prominent people of Wassan community. Whereas Manzoor Wassan is current Minister for Works and Services.

Wassan community is politically supports two political parties: Pakistan Muslim League (F) and Pakistan Peoples Party. The supporters of both enjoy good relationship to one another on the basis of being members of same community. A sizeable number of the members of Wassan community are known as the followers of Sufi Pir Pagara (a spiritual Leader) and a prominent political figure of Pakistan. The name of Muhammad Khan Wassan is famous in Wassan family and as well as in agriculturist. He introduce new variety of cotton in Sindh. Muhammad Khan Wassan cultivated the between cotton his farm Abbas Farms in Shahdadpur and took bumper production of cotton and then he launched it to other areas of Sindh.

Wassans are widespread throughout Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia. It is one of the traditions of wassans not to get married their women to other castes same like sindhi sayyeds and Khuwajas.but nowadays this tradition is finished coz awareness came in people that it is wrong tradition . There are many prominent poets and writers in this caste, like Hassan Wassan he is the First Program Director, Host in verious TV Channals and Wafa Hakim Wassan, whose famous two books are available in market: Ujra Gorha Mera Gal (Sindhi) and Chund Nainan Main.

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