Jhal Magsi District

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Jhal Magsi District
Map of Balochistan with Jhal Magsi District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Jhal Magsi District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Headquarters Jhal Magsi
 • District Nazim Nawabzada Khalid Hussain Magsi
 • District Naib Nazim Mir Noor Jan Khan
 • Total 3,615 km2 (1,396 sq mi)
Population (1998)[1]
 • Total 109,940
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 2

Jhal Magsi is a district in central Balochistan in Pakistan.[2] Previously part of Kachhi District, it was established as a district of its own in December 1991 and after a brief period in which it was known as Kachhi (the remainder of the old Kachhi district being renamed to Bolan), its name was changed to Jhal Magsi in May 1992.[3] The district is named after the town of Jhal, seat of the Magsi tribe, thus the name of Jhal Magsi is the headquarters of the major Baloch tribe within the district.[4] The Magsi tribe is historically branched off the early Lashari tribes. The district is divided into two sub divisions: Gandawah and Jhal Magsi. Both sub divisions have a different administrative history. District has a hospital which was built by Govt of Punjab to help Balochistani brothers.

The predominant religion is Islam (98.7%), although there is a minority (1%) of Hindus.[5] The most common first languages are Balochi (69%), Sindhi (21%) and Saraiki (8.2%).[6]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Jhal Magsi District is administratively divided into two tehsils, Jhal Magsi and Gandawah; with one sub tehsil (Mirpur).

It had nine Union Council in 2012, but last year four Union Council were added by the Local Government Department at recommendation of Deputy Commissioner/Delimitation Officer. Namely the union councils of Jhal Magsi District are as under:

  • Gandawah Tehsil
  1. Union Council Gandawah
  2. Union Council Khari
  3. Union Council Patri
  • Mirpur Sub Tehsil
  1. Union Council Mirpur
  • Jhal Magsi Tehsil
  1. Union Council Jhal Magsi
  2. Union Council Hathiari
  3. Union Council Panjuk
  4. Union Council Kot Magsi
  5. Union Council Barija
  6. Union Council Mat Sindhur
  7. Union Council Safrani
  8. Union COuncil Saifabad
  9. Union Council Akbarabad



  • 1998 District census report of Jhal Magsi. Census publication. 72. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 

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Coordinates: 28°30′N 67°30′E / 28.500°N 67.500°E / 28.500; 67.500