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The Palijo / Palejo / Paleejo / Palija / Paleja / Paleeja (Sindhi: پليجو) is a Sindhi tribe / Community of Sindh province, Pakistan. Palijo / Palejo / Paleejo / Palija / Paleja / Paleeja is a Sammat tribe. During the Talpur dynasty and before, this tribe held lands on the banks of the Indus River when that area was under official administration of the Palijo tribe and was called Palijar'pargana, ranging from Choriya Jagir, now in Tando Muhammad Khan District, to Pinyari Phat, in Sujawal District.


Most of this tribe live mainly in the Bannu, and Daro areas of Sujawal District, Jungshahi, Gujjo, Gharo and Mirpur Sakro areas of Thatta District, Nasarpur in Matiari District, Dadoon and Norai in Tando Muhammad Khan District. However some families are settled Sunn in Jamshoro District, Bangaldero in Larkana District, Hingorja in Khairpur District, and in the cities of Hyderabad and Karachi The Total population of Palijo tribe is around 15,000. The head (Sardar) of this tribe is called Arbab and current head of Palijo tribe is Arbab Abdul Hai Palijo son of late Arbab Noor Muhammad Palijo.[1]

Some well known personalities from the Palijo tribe are:

  • Hamzo Khan Palijo Politician (Ex-Chairman District Thatta) and Business Man. Hamzo Khan Palijo is elected Senator in the Senate of Pakistan.
  • Rasul Bux Palejo politician, senior advocate and writer;
  • Ayaz Latif Palijo President Qaumi Awami Tahreek (QAT), Human Rights Lawyer and writer[2]
  • Ghulam Qadir Palijo politician, is Chairman District Council Thatta District and was twice Member of Provincial Assembly in 1993 and 1997 from Mirpur Sakro Thatta District.
  • Sassui Palijo is daughter of Ghulam Qadir Palijo, is elected Senator on Women's reserved seat in the Senate of Pakistan, she was twice elected member of Sindh Assembly from Mirpur Sakro, Thatta (2002-2008 and 2008-2013) and she was Minister for Culture in Government of Sindh (2008 -2013)[3][4]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Ayaz Latif Palijo
  3. ^ PML-N sweeps Punjab; PPP, MQM recapture Sindh in Senate polls
  4. ^ Senate to elect chairperson, deputy on 12th