Zadran (Pashtun tribe)

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The Zadran (Pashto: ځدراڼdzadrāṇ; pronounced dzādroṇ in Khost-Paktia dialect), also spelled Dzadran, Jadran and Jandran, is a Pashtun tribe that inhabits an area in eastern Afghanistan and parts of Waziristan in neighboring Pakistan. They are mainly found in parts of the Loya Paktia and Khost areas, "Zadran: Pashtun tribe mainly residing in the “Zadran Arc” a 9-district area encompassing portions of the khost Paktya, and Paktika provinces.",[1][2][3][4]

The Zadran are a branch of the Karlani tribal confederacy.[5][6]

Prominent members of the Zadran tribe include:

Name Notes
Pacha Khan Zadran
Abdul Wali Khan
  • Son of Pacha Khan, military commander of Gardez in 2002.
Amanullah Zadran
Kamal Khan Zadran
Jalal Ud Din Haqqani
Ibrahim Haqqani

2- Khalil Haqani 3- Ismail Haqani

Saad Akbar Babrak
Shapoor Zadran
  • Afghani cricketer
Dawlat Zadran
  • Afghani cricketer
Najibullah Zadran
  • Afghani cricketer
Jan Baz Zadran
Noor Ali Zadran
  • Afghani cricketer
Sangeen Zadran
  • Afghan militant and shadow governor of Paktika province
Bashir Zadran
  • Afghan militant and shadow governor of Paktika province


  1. ^ Paktia Executive Summary on
  2. ^ Paktika Executive Summary on
  3. ^ Khost Executive Summary on
  4. ^ a b c d e "Afghan power brokers: Playing the tribal loyalty card". Christian Science Monitor. 2002-06-10. Archived from the original on March 2, 2008. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  5. ^ Coyle, Dennis Walter (August 2014). "Placing Wardak among Pashto varieties" (PDF). University of North Dakota:UND. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Zadran Family Tree on
  7. ^ Scott Baldauf (2002-07-29). "Firefight shows strong Al Qaeda persistence". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 

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