Loni (Pashtun tribe)
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Loni is a warrior branch of Durrani Pashtoons and sheikhs and are related to Qarabagh[disambiguation needed] of Afghanistan. And the most dangerous people in luni is from karez.They came to the sub-continent in the era of the Afghan emperor Ahmad Shah Durrani. They were then called as "OX" due to their warrior nature.
A huge population of Luni tribe still exists in the Uttar Pradesh District of India. They moved through Kashmir, Tank, Dera Ismail Khan, and Musa Khel to Khan Muhammad Kot and from there they attacked Alambar, Lakhi, Samaolang (Chamalung) and Thal Chutiali and got hold of the vast area, which then got a single name “LONI”. The boundaries of Loni are extended to Kohlu, Musa Khel, Barkhan, Loralai and Dukki.
They have fought several decisive wars against neighboring castes like MARRI, KAKAR and other tribes of the area!
- Shamezai Caste having strong hold over the other sub-castes.
- Sardar Bahadur Sardar Nawab khan Loni was one of the six tribal chiefs (sardars) upon whom the title (TUMANDAR) was conferred by the" Amir of Kabul" and the other five tumandars are as follows:
- chief of marri tribe,
- chief of bugti tribe,
- chief of khetran tribe,
- chief of Mazari tribe,
- chief of leghari tribe.
- Tumandars are illustrated as the real Sardars/Chieftains of the tribes residing in their given areas.
Sardar masood khan luni
Sardar sher afzal khan luni
Safdar Ali khan luni
90% control on loralai and dukki....
Relation to other castes
The close relatives of Loni tribe amongst other Pushtoon tribes are Dotani, gulfarz,jaffar, shirani, saddozai.