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 Wazir (Uthmanzai)


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) 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
                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                  III) Shahjahan
                                                                                  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
                      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
                                                                                                     II) MirzaKhel (I) Tawash
                                                                                                                               (II) Passal
                                                                                                                               (III) Shahi
                                                                                b) Boria Khel I) Sikandar Khel
                                                                                                        II) Mirdam Khel
                                                                                                       III) Makhan Khel
                                                                                                       IV) Gadd Khel I) Bingal
                                                                                                                                II) Garrar
                                                                                                                               III) Marji
                                                                                                                              (IV) Zaneg
                                                       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
                                                                                                                              III) Paski
                                                                                                  II) Mani Khel       I) Mirza
                                                                                                  III) Bromi Khel   II) Nakrezi                                                   
                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                        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
                                                                                           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
                                                                                           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
                                                                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
                                                                                                     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
                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                         (III) Arin                   
                                                                                                                                 I) Kamandi Khel               (I) Malo Khel
                                                                                                                                                                         (II) Dilawar                  
                                                                                                                                                                         (III) Basirwal
                                                                                                                                                                         (IV) Saragia
                                                                                                                                                                          (V) Gudzai
                                                                                                                                                                          (VI) Yarbeg
                                                                       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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