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
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 2

Jhal Magsi district is in the centre of Balochistan province of Pakistan.[1] 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. 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.


According to the 1998 population census of Pakistan following are the major languages of the district


Jhal Magsi district is administratively divided into two tehsil, 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 local government department at recommdation of Deputy Commissioner/Delimitation Officer. Namely the union councils of Jhal Magsi District are as under:

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


Saraiki Region of Sindh and Balochistan

The population of Jhal Magsi District was estimated to be over 377,000 in 2009. Over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims. The major Baloch tribes in the district are Lashari, Khoso, Magsi and Hathyari village of Machi. Majeedano tribes are also settle in large numbers. There is tehsil Called Nari/Barijo in jhal magsi. In Jhal Magsi there is a lakho peer near Barijo. In Jhal Magsi District about 30% are Lasharis, 60% are Magsi and 10% others..


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