Jafarabad

Jafarabad or Jaffarabad district lies in the South-East of the Pakistani province of Balochistan. Jafarabad’s headquarters are at Dera Allah Yar.

The district is named after Mir Jafar Khan Jamali, a Muslim League veteran from Balochistan and a close friend of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

The district comprises two sub-divisions (Usta Mohammad and Jhat Pat) containing four Tehsils - Usta Mohammad, Jhatpat, Gandakha and Suhbat Pur. There are no Levy Thanas and ten police stations. The district has twenty-one Patwar Circles (nine in Usta Mohammad and twelve in Jhat Pat) and two hundred and thirty Mozas (with 136 in Usta Mohammad and 94 in Jhatpat.

Administration:

The district of Jaffarabad is administratively subdivided into the following tehsils:

* Gandakha
* Jhatpat
* Suhbat Pur
* Usta Mohammad

Population

The population of Jafarabad District was estimated to be over 725,000 in 2005. More than 99% of the people of the district are Muslims. The major Baloch tribes in the district are Mastoi,Jamali, Khoso, Jamot, Marri, Buledi, Gola, Bugti, Jarwar, Mengal, Zehri, Lehri and many others.

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