Zhob (Pashto: ژوب) is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Zhob district is a Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA). Zhob district is subdivided into three subdistricts: Zhob, Kakkar and Sherani. The population of Zhob district is estimated to be over 200,000 in 2005. Zhob River is used for irrigation in the Zhob district.
The vast majority of the population of Zhob district is Pashtun. It is likely that over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims, with tiny numbers of Christians and Sikhs. Currently the tribes living in Zhob are given by; Mandokhail, Sherani, Kakar, daavi, suleimankhail, Haiderzai, Harifal, Tajik, Lawon, Doutani and Safi the local tribes while other immigrants include and make a huge population consisting of Khosti, Khilji, Nasar, Kharottee, Gandapur, Khalsewal. daavi is usually considered as son of kakar tribe therefore most people of daavi tribe consider themselves as kakar therefore population of kakar is more than daavi but actually both are brothers and sons of dani and grand sons of ghorghoshat. currently a large number of IDPs have been settled within the confines of the Distt. NB: pleased to draw the attention of the Webmaster towards Zhob Tehsil and new announced boundary. Ist. Zhob had not 5 tehsils, there were only 3 tehsils. 1. Tehsil Zhob 2. Tehsil Kakar 3. Tehsil sherani. while now Sherani Tehsil merged in Dist Sherani, as Distt Sherani was announce as new district 3 years ago.