Chief Tribes in North Waziristan Agency
The chief tribes in North Waziristan are the Utmanzai Wazirs and Daurs. Besides, there are small tribes like the Gurbaz, Kharsins, Saidgis and Malakshi Mahsuds.
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Saidgi are a Small tribe, residing in Danday plain near Miran Shah. They have settled in Zoi near Maizer in Datta Khel Tehsil and Dawegar in Ghulam Khan Tehsil. They consist of 26 families and number 1000 (old Figure). This tribe has no known share in the agency and they usually get political Kharcha, from Durpa Khel Dawar and Bora Khel Wazir. They share their Nikat with Momit Khel Wazir at large.
The Saidgi claim direct lineage from the Holy Prophet (S.A.W). However no written, evidence, is available that could be of any help in tracing their origin. It is unknown why the British failed to get a single word about Saidgi, beside the fact that the Dandey Saidgi holds a key to strategically important entrance route from Afghanistan to Miran shah. It is possible that in the past because of poor communication or lack of interest on the part of Afghan military expeditionists who did not use the Saidgi pass, failed to mention them. it is said that their ancestors had left Madina and came to pishin in Baluchistan. Some of them settled in Ghazni, Urgun and Birmal in Afghanistan, while others came to Dandey area (North Waziristan Agency) in the early eighteenth century. They are therefore, recently settled in the North Waziristan Agency.
They are broadly divided in to two distinct sections Malka Khel and Jibo Khel. Malka Khel is again divided into Shodi Khel and Boder Khel. Jibo Khel is divided in to Zakar Khel and Dirmoni. Shodi Khel and Boder Khel comprise Zoi and Dawegar Saidgi. The Zoi resides in Maizar area of Datta Khel Tehsil and Dirmonis live in Dandey near Miran Shah. Some of the Jibo Khel also inhabit birmal.
This is an a unimportant tribe of the North Waziristan Agency.22 This tribe has no known share in the Agency. They are Ghurghast Pathans of Karlanri branch. They are basically from the Wazir origin. Wazir was the son of Sulaiman, son of Kalkai, and is one of the Karlanri tribes. Sulaiman had two sons, Lalai and Khizrai. Lalai had to fled by reason of a blood feud and settled in Ningarhar, on the northern slopes of the western Sufed-e-koh, Khizrai had three sons, Musa, Mahmud and Mubarak. Mubarak was the father of Gurbaz.
Gurbaz accompanied the Wazir in their movements, and once occupied the hills between the Mahsud and Darwesh Khel brethren, where they disputed the possession of the Gabbar peak with the Bittani. Bittani were defeated by Gurbaz and occupied the Gabbar Mountains. But soon after, Gurbaz were defeated and driven out form Gabbar by Bittani tribes. They have now returned to their original seat west of the Khost (Afghanistan) range and north of the Dawar, (Miran Shah). While some inhabit between Khajuri and Shinki Tangi over the Bannu Miran Shah Road. Majority of the Gurbgaz are under the Afghan sphere of influence. They have small villages in Masha, ghulam Khan and Dandey. Their other villages are Gensure, Kaskail, Lalizha, Kondi Kali and Barri Kali.
They are divided in to two main sections:
1. Nasar uddin.
2. Khari Khel.
These section are further divided in to several sub sections.
Kharsin are a brave, militant tribe. They cultivate lands and keep camels and donkeys as means of their livelihood. They are estimated to number approximately 2000 and share Nikat with Madda Khel Wazirs.
The Kharsins claimes of having traced back to Hazrat Bilal. They derived their name form a Faqir named Gharshin who had two sons. One was chalak, whose off-springs reside in wozhghi and the second was “Toradak” whose off springs inhabit Zangotti. Some of the Kharsins are living in the Gurwek valley, north of Shawal while some reside in the Sabrina valley of Khost beyond the border. Some of them are living in Doga (Data Khel Tehsil).