Khogyani (Pashtun tribe)

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The Khogyani (Khugyani, Khogiani,Khugiani,Khakwani) (Pashto: خوګياڼي‎, Persian: خاکوانی‎) tribe is a Pashtun tribe of the Karlani or "Hill Tribes" branch. The Khogyani Tribe originated in the Khogyani District of Nangarhar Province and later in Ghazni Province of Afghanistan. Some of their clans are also settled in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab provinces of Pakistan.


The tribe is divided into three sub-tribes: the Kherbon, the Wazir, and the Shirzad tribe.[1] The Khogianis have a long history of conflict with the neighboring Shinwari and Ghilzai tribes.

The Khogyanis tended to support the Younis Khalis, Whereas the Shinwari tribe tended to support Hizb-i Islami Gulbuddin, headed by Hekmatyar Gulbuddin.

Khogyanis in Pakistan[edit]

The present family of Multan are the descendant of Hazrat Chopan Khan Khogyani, who was a Sufi Saint and his shrine is located in Ghazni . Most of Khogyani (Khakwani) settled near the area of Multan in central Pakistan. His descendants influenced the region with the help of various Noble Pakhtun Tribes. Nawab Ali Mohammad Khan was the ruler of Multan and was crucial to the increased influence of Multan in the region. He was also responsible for the economic uplift of the state. He also built the famous Mosque Ali Mohammad Khan and constructed the Wali Muhammad Canal . Later Khogyanis, continued to live with substantial holdings of agricultural land, in the Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. They played a pivotal role by developing most of the canals in Multan State.

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  1. ^ Afghan Information Centre. Monthly Bulletin, 1989. Peshawar, Pakistan. #104.