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Wazirs

Wazirs are considered to be the most dangerous and warlike of all tribes in FATA. In fact, Sir Olaf Caroe, the last NWFP governor described Wazirs and Mahsuds as “panthers” and “wolves.”  Similarly, John Masters, the British novelist called them “physically the hardest people on earth;” in 1920, they had mauled a British brigade, killing 400 men, including 28 British and 15 Indian officers.

Sir Herbert Edwardes who was the administrator of Bannu and later became the Commissioner of Peshawar in 1853, describes about his first meeting with the chief of the “redoubtable” Waziri tribe. It is interesting to read his account as mentioned in his diary:

“Mullick Swahan Khan, chief man among the neighbouring tribes of the Vizeerees (waziris], came into camp by invitation to see me. He is a powerful chief, and his country boasts that it has never paid tribute to any sovereign, but exacted it in the shape of plunder from all tribes alike. Swahan Khan is just what one might picture the leader of such a people: an enormous man, with a head like a lion, and a hand like a polar bear. He had on thick boots laced with thongs and rings, and trod my carpets like a lord. The Hindostanee servants were struck dumb and expected the earth to open. With his dirty cotton clothes, half redeemed by a pink loongee over his broad breast, and a rich dark shawl intertwined into locks that had never known a comb, a more splendid specimen of human nature in the rough I never saw. He made no bow, but with a simple “Salaam aleikoom” took his seat.”

The Wazirs are Muhammadans of the Sunni sect, but, like any other Pathan tribe, they are not particularly strict in the performance of their religious duties. The mullahs have influence only so far as the observances of religion go, and are powerless in political matters, but the Wazirs are an especially democratic and independent people, and even their own Maliks have little real control over them.

The Wazirs are civilized cultured organized and disciplined society. They faced the might of the British Empire and challenged their authority on almost all fronts. That is why the British Viceroy and Governor General of India compared the waziristan disturbance alone to be equal in the intensity to all other Agencies disturbances.

The Imperial gazetteer notes that the wazirs are by instinct intensly democratic and any man may arise by courage and wisdom to the position of Malik or leader; but these Maliks have often little influence and no real authority, and many who have attempted an untoward assumption of it have been assassinated.
Physically the Wazirs are tall and muscular, and they are also courageous, while, though poor, they are  hospitable. They are a pastoral rather than an agricultural  race. Unlike most other independent border  tribes, the Wazirs have had the good sense to avoid,  to a large extent, internal feuds, and their unity as a  tribe is proverbial. Their blood feuds are consequently not so indiscriminate as those of some of their neighbours, it being ruled that the slaying of the actual murderer is sufficient.

Of the Wazirs, Enriquez tells us that they "are held in abomination by all their Pathan neighbours, who have a common saying to the effect that ' a Wazir will murder you for the sake of your pugaree.'
... To the poor of their own community they are said to be charitable, and they do not offer violence to the wives and children of their personal foes.
Their barbarity to all strangers, however, is such that every Pathan sepoy in the Indian Army longs for nothing so keenly as a Wazir war."
" Of the Wazir," said Edwardes, "it is literally true that his hand is against every man, and every man's hand against him."

The ancient home of the Wazirs appears to have been in Birmal, in Afghanistan, whence they began to move eastward at the close of the fourteenth century, ousting the Khattaks from Shawal and the Kohat border north of the Tochi. In process of time they took possession of the mountainous region about Shuidar, and the whole country as far as the Gomal River, south of which but few of their settlements are to be found.

The ancient home of the Wazirs appears to have been in Birmal, in Afghanistan, whence they began to move eastward at the close of the fourteenth century, ousting the Khattaks from Shawal and the Kohat border north of the Tochi. In process of time they took possession of the mountainous region about Shuidar, and the whole country as far as the Gomal River, south of which but few of their settlements are to be found.

The Wazirs belong to the Kakai branch of the Ghurghust Pathans, being descended from Wazir. The descendants of Wazir, who was the son of Suleiman, who was the son of Kakai, himself the son of Karlan and grandson of Ghurghusht, so that they are usually described as being a tribe of Karlanri or Ghurghusht Pathans. From this common origin come the Wazirs, a title which properly includes both Darwesh Khel and Mahsuds, but the name Wazir has now been practically appropriated by the former.

The Darwesh Khel (Wazir) are divided into two main clans :

1. The Utmanzais Wazir.
2. The Ahmadzais Wazir.

 

The Utmanzais Wazir live in North Waziristan, and also in FR Bannu.

The Ahmadzais Wazir live in South Waziristan, and also in FR Bannu.

Thus the Darwesh Khel (Wazir) occupy by far the larger portion of Waziristan — the southern, western and northern part of the country.

 

Utmanzai Wazirs
All the Utmanzai Wazirs are living in the North Waziristan Agency and some tribes living in birmal in Afghanistan. With the exception of Bakka Khel and Jani Khel, who inhabit the western F.R Bannu, their main centers in the Agency are Khaisora valley, Razmak, Dossali, Shawal, Dandai plain, Kaitu, Kurram river, Sheratla, Spinwam, Data Khil, Tochi Valley, and Sherani.


Utman had three sons, Ibrahim, Woli and Mohmit who in their return founded separate divisions.

 

Geneological Tree Utmanzai Wazi

 

 
 A)Ibrahim Khel
 1)Madda Khel
 a)Gerh
 I)Akhund

 

 
 a) Star Ali Khan Khel
 I) Khazar Khel

II) Nazar Khel
 

I) Lormor

II) Sheranni      

 
 
 
 II) Sirki Khel
 b)Waruki Ali Khan Khel

 
 I) Parsha

II) Sheranni

III) Randka
 
 
 
 c) Bakhshi Khel
 I) Kalandar Khel

II) Sabo Khel

III) Mirsam Khel
 
 
 
 d) Dreplarai
 I) Matti Khel

II) Idas Khel

III) Bodar Khel
 
 
 
 III) Khoji Khel
 a) Khci Khel

 
 I) Kisi Khel

II) Aromi Khel

III) Kamar Khel

IV) Rasil Khel
 
 
 
 
 b) Jalal Khel
 I) Dobi Khel

II) Haqdad Khel

III) Pirdad Khel

IV) Kamal Khel
 
 
 
 IV) Macha
 a) Macha
 I) Shaikh Ali

II) Mushkka
 
 
        

 

                                                              b) Mir Hussani       (I) Toji Khel         I) TojiKhel
 
                                                                                              (II) Tila Khel       II) Landain
 
 
 
b) Kazha Khan Khel     I) Star Ali        a) Khozar Khel        I) Payo Khel
 
                                                                                               II) Wodin Khel
 
                                                                                               III) Bazid Khel
 
                                                                                               IV) Karor Khel
 
                                                                b) Nazar Khel         I) Wadam Khel
 
                                                                                                II) Tirsam Khel
 
                                                                                                III) Takhamal Khel
 
                                                                c) Pira Khel             I) Khairak Khel
 
                                                                                                II) Gulia Khel
 
                                                                                                III) Nazia Khel
 
                                                                                               IV) Moghal Khel
 
                                                                d) Dod Khel           I) Dawar                I) Madishi
 
                                                                                                                              II) Sher
 
                                                                                                                            Muhammad
 
                                                                                                                              Khel.
 
                                                                                                                          III) Mungarai
 
                                                                                                                           IV) Azami
 
                                                                                                                          
 
                                                                                                                          v) Sher Shahi
 
                                                                                        II) Dreplarai             I) Tori Khel
 
                                                                                                                       II) Main Khel
 
                                                                                                                        III) Makhan //
 
                                                                                      III) Ghani Khel
 
                                                                                      IV) Tila Khel
 
                         III) Wauki Ali
 
                              Khan Khel      a) Khawajamad
 
                                                             Khel                V) Gulsher Khel
 
                                                                                     VI) Mainawar           I) Ali Shaki
 
                                                                                            Khel                    II) Minawar
 
                                                                                                                        III) Minawal
 
                                                     b) Jabi Khel           I) Sop Khel
 
                                                                                   II) Sheik Mir
 
                                                                                         Khel
 
                                                                                  III) Shahjahan
 
                                                                                        Khel
 
                                                                                  IV) Ladai Khel
 
                      IV) Bakhshi Khel   a) Nanakka
 
                                                     b) Taus Khel
 
                                                     c) Rahmat Khel
 
                                                     d) Bizar Khel
 
         
 
                      V) Tanni                 a) Zaffar Khel
 
                                                     b) Wardak
 
                                                     d) Machi Khel.
 
                                                     e) Ariozai
 
 
 
                    VI) Bodar Khel       
 
                    VII) Naimat Khel
 
                     VII) Wali Khel
 
                      IX) Ismail Khel       a) Dawar Khel
 
                                                        b) Ashraf Khel
 
                                                        c) Pir Muhammad
 
                                                              Khel
 
                      X) Achar                     a) Achar
 
                                                          b) Shahteri
 
 
 
2. Manzar Khel    a) Ali Khel I) Kalandar Khel    a) Mamal Khel
 
                                                                               b) Panji Khel
 
                                                                              c) Gand Khel
 
                                                                              d) Miannir Khel
 
                                                                              e) Madi Khel
 
 
 
                                                II) Khona Khel
 
                                                III) Baryam Khel   a) Dodi Khel
 
                                                                                b) Kuz Baryam Khel
 
                                                                                 c) Bijal Khel
 
                                                                                  d) Skandi Khel
 
 
 
                              b) Star Dalatan   I) Dalaton or
 
                                       Khel             Daton Khel
 
                                                         II) Sikandar Khel
 
                                                               
 
3. Tori Khel         a) Haibatai      I) Maddi Khel    a) Urman Khel    I) Galia Khel (I) Galia
 
                                                                                                                                      Khel
 
                                                                                                                              (II)Sishdad                   
 
  
 
                                                                                                     II) MirzaKhel (I) Tawash
 
                                                                                                                                      Khel
 
                                                                                                                               (II) Passal
 
                                                                                                                               (III) Shahi
 
                                                                                                                                       Khel
 
                                                                                b) Boria Khel I) Sikandar Khel
 
                                                                                                        II) Mirdam Khel
 
                                                                                                       III) Makhan Khel
 
                                                                                                         
 
                                                                                                       IV) Gadd Khel I) Bingal
 
                                                                                                                                II) Garrar
 
                                                                                                                               III) Marji
 
                                                                                                                                     Khel
 
                                                                                                                              (IV) Zaneg
 
                                                                                                                                     Khel
 
                                                       II) Zakar Khel
 
                                                      III) Zarrinai        a) Zarrinai     I) Kutti Khel
 
                                                                                                       II) Khowas Khel
 
                                                                                                       III) Mirkha Khel
 
                                                                                                            (Shob Khel)
 
                                                                            b) Zakkar Khel (I) Suliman
 
                                                                                                       II) Kabir
 
                                                                                                      III) Kari
 
                                                                                                      IV) Karari
 
                                                   IV) Rasul Khel   a) Shobi Khel
 
                                                                            b) Tojbi Khel
 
 
 
                           b. Dreplarai     I) Bobali          a) Salimi Khel       I) Amir Khel
 
                                                                                                          II) Chani Khel
 
                                                                                                         III) Jambi Khel
 
                                                                                                          IV) Batri Khel
 
                                                                                                          V) Aria Khel  
 
                                                                             b) Shahshi Khel    I) Metar Khel
 
                                                                                                           II) Mirahmad  
 
                                                                                                  III) Zargar Khel
 
                                                                                                  IV) Watin Khel
 
 
 
 
 
                                II. Shamirai      a) Jangi Khel                   I) Akhmad Khel (I) Walidad
 
                                                              (Spinwam)                                             II) Maskan
 
                                                                                                                                    Khel
 
                                                                                                                              III) Paski
 
                                                                                                                                     Khel 
 
                                                                                                  II) Mani Khel       I) Mirza
 
                                                                                                                                    Khel
 
                                                                                                  III) Bromi Khel   II) Nakrezi                                                   
 
                                                                                                                                    Khel
 
                                                                                                                              III) Sargali   
 
                                                               b) Tori Khel             I) Toji Khel
 
                                                                                               II) Sargozai
 
                                                                                              III) Surai Khel                                    
 
                                                                                              IV) Lakhman Khel
 
        
 
                                  III. Datta Khel     a) Washi Khel
 
                                                              b) Usman Khel
 
                                   IV. Mirali           a) Khan Khel           I) Sarwar Khel (I) Mira Khel
 
                                                                                                                       (II) Nazar Khel 
 
                                                                                                                       (III) Bigi Khel
 
                                                                                                                       (IV) Zad Ram
 
                                                                                             II) Ekam Khel    (I) Baha
 
                                                                                                                         Sitaldar Khel.
 
                                                                                                                          (II) Zakar //
 
                                                           b) Dar Khel               I) Jabbar Khel     
 
                                                                                            II) Khone Khel
 
                                                                                            III) Wardar Khel      
 
 
 
  c: Khushali               I) Shakha Khel   a) Khoja Khel            I) Dalil Khel
 
                                                                                            II) Ghozak Khel
 
                                                                                           III) Mirkhan Khel
 
                                                                                            IV) Aba Khel
 
 
 
                                                          b) Zera Khel               I) Kekha Khel
 
                                                                                            II) Tarakai
 
                                                                                           III) Yarbeg Khel
 
                                                                                           IV) Sherak Khel
 
 
 
                              II) Ali Khonai      a) Abda Khel            I) Malik Khel
 
                                                                                          II) Mari Khel
 
                                                         b) Mama Khel          I) Alam Khan
 
                                                                                             Khel
 
                                                                                        II) Pai Khel
 
                                                                                       III) Kashmir Khels
 
d. Shogai           I) Spin Shogi         a) Mir Khel
 
                             (Ali Khel)          b) Mon Khel
 
                                                      c) Wali Khel
 
                                                      d) Nezam Khel
 
                                                      f) Zarmi Khel
 
                                                     g) Yargul Kel
 
                        II) Tor Shogi         a) Abdi Khel             I) Sharin
 
                                                                                     II) Salil
 
                                                                                    III) Shami Khel
 
                                                                                    IV) Badalar
 
                                                    b) Pila Khel              I) Dakaiwal
 
                                                                                    II) Shaktuwal
 
                                                                              
 
 
 
B) Mohmit Khel  1. Bora Khel  a. Shadi Khel   I) Aziz Khel  a) Maddi Khel
 
                                                                                            b) Lagdar Khel
 
                                                                                            c) Nazar Khel
 
                                                                                            d) Tor Khel
 
 
 
                                                                     II) Mot Khel
 
                                                                    III) Bali Khel  a) Mihrkhan Khel
 
                                                                                          b) Nana Khel
 
                                                                                          c) Mira Khel
 
                                                                                          d) Umar Khan
 
                                                                                                Khel
 
                                                                                           e) Urmar
 
                                                                                        f) Kutab Khel
 
                                                                                        g) Ghulan Khel
 
 
 
                                                                IV) Jalal Khel
 
                                                                V) Isab Khel
 
                                                                VI) Sheikh Khel
 
             
 
                                           b. Abdul Khel  I) Marsi Khel    a) Khoja Khel
 
                                                                                           b) Kharmanz
 
                                                                                                  Khel
 
                                                                                           c) Nazal Khel
 
                                                                II) Sikandar Khel  a) Daulat Khel
 
                                                                                            b) Reshmin Khel   
 
                                                                                            c) Kalu Khel
 
                                                                                            d) Malak Khel
 
                                                                                            f) PanaKazai
 
                                                                                            g) Azin Mir Khel
 
                                                                III) Machi Khel     a) Mama Khel
 
                                                                                             b) Sarmast Khel
 
                                                                                            c) Hakim Khel
 
                                                                                            d) Jangi Khel
 
                                                                                             e) Muhammad
 
                                                                                                Golai.
 
                                                                IV) Tol Khel          a) Tari Khel
 
                                                                                              b) Lali Khel
 
                                                                 V) Datta Khel        a) Digan Khel
 
                                                                                               b) Jamai
 
                                                                                               c) Bakhsha
 
                    
 
                  2. Wuzi Khel     a. Dirdonai    I) Sarmast Khel       a) Shabar Khel
 
                                                                                               b) Moyib Khel
 
                                                                                               c) Zargar Khel
 
                                                                II) Muha Khel          a) Jamal Khel
 
                                                                                                b) Turigai
 
                                                                                                c) Mamras Khel
 
                                                                 III) Ikhtiyar Khel
 
                                                                 IV) Badi Khel
 
                                                                  V) Haibat Khel
 
                                                                  VI) Babar Sara     
 
          
 
                                          b. Dosallai         I) Misakkai             a) Loliya Khel
 
                                                                                                  b) Bozia Khel
 
                                                                                                  c) Tar Khel
 
                                                                                                   d) Shakar Khel
 
                                                                                                   e) Darmonai
 
                                                                   II) Asad Khel           a) Mir Khan Khel
 
                                                                                                    b) Dreplari
 
                                                                                                    c) Mirza Khel           I) Nana Khel
 
                                                                                                                                    II) Tola Khel
 
                                                                                                                                    III) Wuzar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                    IV) Nasar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                     V) Budar Khel
 
                                                                                                      d) Razonai               I) Sra Ganda
 
                                                                                                                                     II) Tora  Ganda
 
                                                                    III) Mandi Khel         a) Darak Khel         
 
                                                                                                      b) Bakhshai
 
                                                                                                      c) Gogai
 
                                                                                                      d) Masti khel
 
                                                                     IV) Darra Khel
 
                                                                                                 
 
 
 
C) Wali       1. Kabul Khel      a. Saifali           I) Musa Khel            a) Shakimar Khel       I) Ali Khel         (I) Khoni Khel
 
    Khel                                                                                                                                                     (II) Ghani Khel
 
                                                                                                                                       II) Moghal Khel  (I) Jafar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (II) Sodi Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (III) Mawi Khel
 
                                                                                                      b) Mani Khel             I) Chargi Khel
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                       II) Mir Hurza
 
                                                                                                                                             Khel.
 
                                                                                                     c) Mamak Khel         I) Ada Khel
 
                                                                                                                                      II) Shakal Khel
 
                                                                                                                                     III) Tirsam Khel
 
                                                                                                    d) Sher Momad          I) Miti Khel
 
                                                                                                        Khel                      II) Mana Khel
 
                                                                 II) Bada Khel             a) Kewi Khel              I) Spin Kewi         (I) Umar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                        Khel                   (II) Manzar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (III) Malik Khel
 
                                                                                                                                    II) Khoji Khel         (I) Khoji Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (II) GudiKhel
 
                                                                                                  b) Islam Khel             I) Gaji Khel            (I) Gaji Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                 (II) Zala Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                 (III) Zardi Khel
 
                                                                                                                                  II) Rasul Khel          (I) Shamir Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                 (II) Malang Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                 (III) Shama Khel
 
 
 
 
 
                                                            III) Isa Khel                 a) Kam Khan Khel     
 
                                                                                                b) Sabo Khel
 
                                                                                                c) Mala Khel             I) Faqir Khel
 
                                                                                                                                II) Maizal Khel
 
                                                                                                d) Sher Khan            I) Kargi Khel             (I) Ara Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (II) Tor Khel
 
                                                                                                                                II) Dodi Khel              (I) Sra Dodi
 
                                                                                                                                                                          Khel
 
 
 
                                                                                              e) Shahbaloi Khel       I) Kuri Khel                (I) Gulab
 
                                                                                                                                                                   (II) Kamol Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (III) Hath Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (IV) Boi Khel
 
                                                                                                                               II) Saleh Khel              (I) Jangi Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (II) Ajar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                  (III) Shermak Khel       
 
                                                                                                               
 
                                          b.Paipali               I) Pira Khel       a) Mamal Khel          I) Mamal Khel             (I) Sharif Khel
 
                                                                                                                               II) Mandar Khel           (II) Unknown
 
                                                                                               b) Mandar Khel        I) Bomi Khel                (I) Isab Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                    (II) Miro Khel
 
                                                                                                                               II) Khojal Khel              (I) Balech Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                     (II) Barjam Khel
 
                                                                       II) Mira Khel    a) Marsam Khel       I) Kasam Khel                (I) Shoki Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                      (II) Madi Khel
 
                                                                                                                               II) Tor Khel                     (I) Aman Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                       (II) Gulzar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                       (III) Landak                                         
 
                                                                                                 b) Nazim Khel       I) Tarakai       
 
                                                                                                                              II) Spinkai
 
 
 
                                           c.Miami                I)  Madda Khel  a) Wresham Khel    I) Inar Khel
 
                                                                                                                                II) Alam Khel
 
                                                                                                                               III) Kala Khel
 
                                                                                                                               IV) Mehrdad Khel
 
                                                                                                                               V) Lowal Khel
 
                                   
 
                                                                                                   b) Parat Khel      
 
                                                                                                   c) Tate Khel           I) Jalol Khel
 
                                                                                                                                II) Teran Khel  
 
                                                                                                                               III) Golmir Khel
 
 
 
                                                                                                   d) Khawas Khel    I) Dre Khel                      (I) Dre Khan
 
                                                                                                                                                                        (II) Mat Khan
 
                                                                                                                                II) Misri Khan
 
 
 
                                                                                                  e) Dare Khel           I) Kati Khel
 
                                                                                                                                II) Shawa Khel
 
                                                                                                                                III) Dirmal Khel
 
                                                                                                                                IV) Shirki Khel
 
                                                                       II) Khawaja Khel  a) Kharmach        I) Shokar Khel   
 
                                                                                                         Khel               II) Mata Khel
 
                                                                                                                               III) Pol Khel
 
                                                                                                                               IV) Seton Khel
 
                                                                                                                               V) Shakai Khel                                                       
 
                                                                                                     b) Gala Khel        I) Masti Khel                   (I) Zarif Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                        (II) Sharif
 
                                                                                                                                                                                Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                         (III) Arin                   
 
                                                                                                                                                                                 Khel
 
                                                                                                                                 I) Kamandi Khel               (I) Malo Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                         (II) Dilawar                  
 
                                                                                                                                                                                Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                         (III) Basirwal
 
                                                                                                                                                                         (IV) Saragia
 
                                                                                                                                                                          (V) Gudzai
 
                                                                                                                                                                          (VI) Yarbeg
 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Khel
 
 
 
                                                                       III) Khoji Khel        
 
                                    
 
                                        d. Mlik Shahi            I) Berai                   a) Qasim khel       I) Badin Khel
 
                                                                                                                                  II) Kormi Khel
 
                                                                                                                                 III) Ghal Ganda
 
                                                                                                                                 IV) Tor Khel              (I) Kari Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                    (II) Luqman Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                    (III) Miran Khel
 
 
 
                                                                                                        b) Jamal Khel      I) Pira Khel                (I) Aikam Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                     (II) Gagi Khel
 
                                                                                                                                   II) Shakimad Khel       (I) Sra Khel
 
                                                                                                                                  III) Sheikh Umrai
 
 
 
                                                                        II) Matakai                a) Khan Khel     I) Multan Khel
 
                                                                                                                                  II) Tawaz Khel
 
                                                                                                          b) Dani Khel     I) Shinki Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                        (I) Tobla Khel
 
                                                                                                                                                                        (II) Bohawalai
 
                                                                                                                                                                        (III) Moghal
 
           2. Jani Khel
 
            (may be seen in
             F.R Bannu file)
 
           3. Bakka Khel
 
 
 

 

 

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