Zhob District

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Zhob District
Map of Balochistan with Zhob District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Zhob District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Headquarters Zhob
 • District chairman Sheikh Yousaf Mandokhail
 • Total 16,000 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
 • 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.


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


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