Zhob District

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ژوب
District
Zhob District
Map of Balochistan with Zhob District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Zhob District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Headquarters Zhob
Government
 • District chairman Sheikh Yousaf Mandokhail
Area
 • Total 16,000 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 400,000 in 2,011
Time zone PST
Number of Tehsils 5

Zhob (Pashto: ژوب‎) is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Zhob District is a Provincially Administered Tribal Area. It is subdivided into three subdistricts: Ashwat, Zhob, Qamar Din Karez and Sambaza. The population of Zhob District is estimated to be over 400,000 in 2011. Zhob River is used for irrigation in the Zhob District.

Administration[edit]

There are currently four tehsils in Zhob District.[1] and Sherani New District

Population[edit]

The vast majority of the population of Zhob district is gurghasht. It is likely that over 99.7% of the people of the area are Muslims, with tiny numbers of Christians. Currently the tribes living in Zhob are given by; Mandokhail, Sherani, Kakar,Sheikhan Mandokhail of Zhob, Harifal, Lawon, babar the local tribes while other immigrants include and make a huge population consisting of afghan pawandy like nasar kharoti safi ect. Currently a large number of IDPs have been settled within the confines of the Distt. NB: pleased to draw the attention of the Webmaster towards Zhob Tehsil and new announced boundary. Ist., there were only 2 tehsils, Zhob Tehsil and Tehsil Qamar din Karez Tehsil. While now Sherani Tehsil merged in Sherani District, it was announce as new district 3 years ago.

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Coordinates: 31°10′N 68°50′E / 31.167°N 68.833°E / 31.167; 68.833