Zhob Militia

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Zhob Militia
Active 1852 – present
Country British Raj British Raj (1852–1948)
Pakistan Pakistan (1948–present)
Allegiance Pakistan
Branch British Indian Army (1852–1948)
Frontier Corps (1948–present)
Type Militia/Paramilitary
Role Light Infantry
Internal Security
Size 4,000 men
Regimental Centre Zhob, Baluchistan

The Zhob Militia are a branch of the Frontier Corps, a Pakistani paramilitary force based in Baluchistan and are one of the oldest paramilitary groups in the region.[1] [2] The militia is under the control of the Frontier Corps and is commanded by officers seconded from Pakistan Army.

History[edit]

Between 1919 and 1920 they acted as a Mounted infantry regiment under the command of British officers.[3] They fought against Amānullāh Khān forces during the Third Anglo-Afghan War.[4] The enlisted men and sepoys are mostly recruited from the Kakar and Abdali tribes native to the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zhob Cantonment". Global Security. 
  2. ^ Tripodi, Christian (2011). Edge of empire : the British political officer and tribal administration on the North-West frontier 1877–1947. Ashgate. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-7546-6838-1. 
  3. ^ Indian Army (1923). Operations in Waziristan, 1919–1920. Government Central Press. p. 74. 
  4. ^ Tomsen, Peter (2011). Wars of Afghanistan (1st ed.). Public Affairs. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-58648-781-2.