Sources of irrigation and method of division of water in Sibi district

Nari Gorge Water Sources

Sources of irrigation and method of division of water in Sibi district

Sources of irrigation and method of division of water in Sibi district

The sources of irrigation in the Sibi Tehsil are streams and springs. The latter are to be met with only in mauza Tal Rekhmin of the Sibi circle. The former, which are locally known as Rods or Nalas, are of two kinds. Perennial and periodical. The latter receive their water supply from floods during rains.
Nari Gorge head works Sibi
Nari Gorge head works Sibi
Thus from the irrigation point of view ten villages of the Sibi tehsil have come to be classified under two heads. i.e (1) Ab-i-Siah mauzas or villages enjoying a perennial supply of water; (2) Sailaba mauza or villages irrigated by flood water only.
Nari Gorge Water Sources
Nari Gorge Water Sources
The first mentioned villages are comprised in Sangan, Sibi, Kurk, and Khajjak circles of the Tahsil and the latter in Talli and mal circles.
Nari Gorge Water Distribution
Nari Gorge Water Distribution
In the Sangan circle the lands of mauzas Pir Ismail, Laki and Sangan that were subjected to settlement survey receive their supply of water from certain perennial streams, while those of the Sibi circle (excepting tal Rekhmin) and of Kurk and Khajjak circles are irrigated with the water of the Rod-i-Nari.
Sibi Water distribution among the villages
Sibi Water distribution among the villages
There are however some mahals in the three circles under reference which comprise Sailaba lands as well. For instance, in the Sibi circle the sailaba land of mauza tal Rekhmin is irrigated with flood water of the mashkaf nala. Similarly, the sailaba lands of Bhakhra Shakar Khan and kach in the same circle and of mauza Gullu Shahr in the Kurk circle depend for their irrigation on the floods in the Rod-i-Nari.
Water Distribution Sibi
Water Distribution Sibi

Archaeological Sites in Sibi

Safi Pirak Ruins

Archaeological Sites in Sibi

Archaeological Sites in Sibi

This prehistoric process continued up to the Safi Pirak mound which dates 3000 years B.C. and even after that as we will see in the narrative which follows.
Safi Pirak Ruins
Safi Pirak Ruins

Safi Pirak Mound

Dawn Karachi of 11th March 1969 reported as follows under the heading ‘Ancient Mound Found Near Safi Pirak village Sibi ‘.
A new site has been put on the archaeological map of the world with the discovery of a mound at Safi Pirak, 10 miles South of Sibi, which has a faint resemblance to the Quetta Culture.
Safi Pirak Mound Sibi
Safi Pirak Mound Sibi
Safi Pirak is a mound about eight meters high covering a surface of 12 acres, twenty kilometres south of Sibi on the road to Jacobabad 1.60 Kilometre east of the Nari river.
Prof. JM. Casal, leader of the French Archaeological Mission said at the National Museum that the unique type of pottery discovered at the mound is the only type of its kind found in Pakistan. Just why and how it is there is still a mystery.
Safi Pirak he said was first noticed by a British hydrologist Mr. R.L Raikes, in late fifties when he was working for WAPDA in Baluchistan region.
Prof. Casal and six other Frenchmen were the first to conduct full scale excavations in January last year. Beside the Pottery he said he also found iron, bronze and copper, black pottery charcoal and flint blades.
The French Archaeologist said the upper levels of the site are of the period of first millennium B.C.
Archaeological object Luni Damb
Archaeological object Luni Damb
The wood charcoal found there will be subjected to radio carbon dating in a special laboratory outside Pakistan to determine the exact period of its origin.
Prof. Casal was introduced by Mr. Justice Ghulam ali the Director of Archaeologist Dr.F.A Khan also made brief reference to the work done by French mission in Pakistan.

Luni Mound

This site measuring about 400 by 200 feet with a height of about 30 feet, is situated near Luni village on Usmani land about 8 miles north-east of Sibi. It has been much disturbed. Unauthorized digging by the villagers for Gold and silver coins has been going on for ages and there are deeply eroded gullies made by rains on all sides. Potsherds collected from the site represent mostly plain pottery with heavy well fired red fabric.
Decoration consists of stamped and relief designs Large handled jars and vases and spouted vessels of Sassanian type are quite common. Some polished red slipped sherds were also observed. 
Luni Mound
Luni Mound
A silver coin of the Indo-Greek period was collected. A stone sculpture with Kharoshti or Brahmi inscription was reported to have been dug out by the villagers from the site but could not be traced. The settlement is assigned to the Buddhist period attribution consistent with the collected objects dateable from the Indo-Greek to Sassanian periods but though the villagers reported the recovery of gold and silver relics no building was traceable on the surface.

Sibi Mela

Horse Show Sibi First held in 1885.

Sibi Mela (Horse Show )

The first of these fairs was held in January 1885, when a sum of Rs. 2,000 contributed from local funds in the Agency, was disbursed in prizes. This fair was an experiment intended to open out the large market for horses afforded by Baluchistan. It was attended by Mr. Crainger, then officiating as Superintendent of Horse-breeding operations in Bombay and pronounced by him to be a great success.

Horse Show Sibi First held in 1885.
Horse Show Sibi First held in 1885.
The second fair was held in February 1886 and to the expenses of this fair the Sibi and Quetta Municipalities contributed respectively Rs 2000 and 700.
Sibi Mela First held in 1885
Sibi Mela First held in 1885
Five hundred and ninety-four (594) horses competed for prizes in the various classes and the total amount disbursed on this account was Rs 1465. Sixty-seven (67) remounts were purchased for military purposes but their prices were not recorded.
The Government of Bombay in their Resolution N0.4794, dated 6th July 1886 in Revenue Department declared the results of this second horse show to be very satisfactory and observed that the horse show promised to become in future a good market for remounts.
In consequence of the continued success of this fair the Government of India was asked to sanction an annual money grant towards its expenses in future and though no grant could be made for the year under review a provisional sanction to the allotment of Rs. 1000 has been given for the fair of 1888.
Bhagnari Bull in Sibi Mela Stadium
Bhagnari Bull in Sibi Mela Stadium
The Fair of 1887 began on the 19th January continued till the 25th of the same month.
Brigadier General Luck C.B commanding in Sindh was President of the Judging Committee and Mr. Hellen, general Superintendent Horse Breeding Operations in India one of members.
The total number of horses brought to the show was computed to be 1400 of which no less than 1022 competed for prizes as against 594 in previous year.
Sibi Mela History
Sibi Mela History
The expenses of the fair were met by the same contributions from local funds as before Rs. 2000 from the Sibi and Rs. 700 from the Quetta Municipality. The total of sales effected at this s how was over 40, the Punjab Remount Committee purchasing 15 horses at an average price of Rs. 199 and the Bombay cavalry 19 at an average price of Rs. 177. One donkey stallion was purchased by the General Superintendent Horse-breeding Operations for stud purposes at Rs. 110.
Sibi Mela Musical Show
Sibi Mela Musical Show
Notwithstanding that the prizes at the present and previous shows were expressly arranged with a view to encourage the exhibition of geldings very few appeared this year. This is mainly accounted for by there having been no Government salutri available for castration operations in the year preceding the show but a competent salutri has since been entertained and it is hoped that next year there will be a considerable number of geldings for show and sale.
Sibi Mela Stadium
Sibi Mela Stadium
The breeders appear to have no objection to the castration of their colts and now that a large number of Government stallions are available at various places in the Agency, it is very desirable to prevent haphazard breeding. With this in view it is in contemplation to offer as many as twenty-five (25) prizes, amounting to Rs. 410 at the next show for geldings from 1 to 4 years of age.
There is no longer any doubt that Baluchistan affords a large and good the Agency will certainly produce a number of Horses admirably suited for native cavalry requirements.
The number of Government stallions in the Agency is now as follows: –
English Thorough breeds . . .. .    . .   ..   .   . . . ..     8
English Norfolk Trotters . . . . . .. . .  .. .  .. . . . . .  .    2
Arabs . . . . . . …………………. . ………………………… . . .   9
Donkeys  . . . . .  . .. .  ..  ..   ……    … . . . .  . . .. . . . .  . 4
Sibi Mela 1974
Sibi Mela 1974
The Jubilee
Her Majesty’s Jubilee was observed throughout the Agency on the 16th February at Sibi the Officiating Agent to the Governor- General held a Darbar at which a number of chiefs were present and at Quetta a Darbar was presided over by the Political Agent. At both a number of prisoners were released. His Highness the Khan celebrated the occasion at his winter capital of Bhag, where he founded a school in commemoration of the day. The Towns of Sibi, Quetta and Bhag were illuminated at night.
Sibi Horse fair
Sibi Horse fair
سبی میلہ کا تاریخی جائزہ
سبی میلہ مویشیاں کا آغاز 1885 ء میں 2000 روپے لوکل فنڈز سے ہوا تھا ۔ دوسرا سبی میلہ 1886 میں 2700 روپے فنڈز سےہوا تھا ۔ اس طرح تمام سبی میلہ مویشیاںو اسپاں کا سرکاری ریکارڈ بلوچستان انتظامی رپورٹس میں درج ہے ۔
سبی میلہ مویشیاں و اسپاں 1895 میں کل 1437 جانور لائے گے فنڈ ز 3279 روپے تھا ۔ 1896 میں 1262 جانور 3655 روپے تھا ۔
سبی ڈسٹرکٹ گزیٹیر سےتفصیلات لی گئی ہیں ۔

The second fair was held in February 1886 and to the expenses of this fair the Sibi and Quetta Municipalities contributed respectively RS. 2,000 and Rs. 700.
Five hundred and ninety-four horses competed for prizes in the various classes and the total  amount disbursed on this account was Rs. 1,465. Sixty seven remounts were purchased  for military purposes.

Reference : Administrative Report of Balochistan agency 1886-87

 

Nawab Ghous Bakhash barozai and Governor Balochistan in Sibi mela
Nawab Ghous Bakhash barozai and Governor Balochistan in Sibi mela

 

Harnai

Harnai

The Sibi District consists of two Tehsils Sibi and harnai. A beautiful valley  agricultural and coal mines area.

Tehsil Harnai of Sibi District
Tehsil Harnai of Sibi District
Harnai district
Harnai district profile
Harnai was the part of Sibi district since 2007 now it is separate district .
Harnai Tehsil of Sibi district
Harnai Tehsil of Sibi district
Harnai
Harnai
 
Harnai
Harnai
harnai tomatos
Harnai Tomato
sibi stadium
Sibi stadium
agriculture harnai
Agriculture Harnai
sibi district
Sibi district
chappar rift valley
Chappar rift valley
harnai road
Harnai road
Harnai
Harnai

Kurak Town of Sibi district.

Kurak Town of Sibi district.

The assignments which comprise the Jagirs of Kurak and Sangan originated in the influential position held by the Barozai sardars during the Afghan occupation on the country.

The Jagir of Kurak estimated value of which is Rs. 10,000/- a year was enjoyed by the Baruzai Sardars during the Afghan rule and was continued to them after the British occupation of the country. It was formally confirmed by the Government of India in January 1899 to the heirs of the Barozai sardars of Sibi in perpetuity subject to the condition of loyalty and good behaviour. The jagir consists of nine pao of water ( and land) of which eight pao are owned by the Kurak and one pao by the Barozai sub-divided into 21 and 3 dahnas (and 264 and 36 rahki) respectively of the 36 rahkis in which the Barozais have propriety as well as jagidari rights 14 rahkis are cultivated be musa Khan, Shakar khan and other Naudhanis and 22 rahkis by other tenants.

Kurak Town
Kurak Town
panni
panni tribes centre kurak
Ahmad Shah Abdali Masjid Kurak
Ahmad shah Abdali masjid at Kurak
Kurak union council
Kurak . Sibi
Akhund Pir Lake Sibi
Akhund Pir lake Kurak
Story of Kurak and Safi Villages
Story of Kurak and Safi Villages
Boys High School Kurak
Kurak High school
Cotton in Kurak
kurak crop production
Settlement Report 1904
Kurak channel
Akhund Pir Kurak
Akhund Pir kurak
Cirlces Sibi district
Kurak circle
Akhund baba Shrine
Akhund baba Shrine
Govt High school kurak
Govt High school Kurak
Kurak Village
Kurak Village
Akhund Pir Shrine
Akhund Pir Shrine
Barozai graveyard
Barozai graveyard

Kurak Town
Guest House Kurak Town
Family Tree of barozais
Kurak . Sibi
Kurak , Sibi
Mehman Khana Kurak
Kurak Town

History of Barozais.

History of Barozais.

Panni  Tribes of Sibi District Balailzai (Panni) are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Panni are also known as Balailzai. The Panni are descended from Gharghasht, one of Qais Abdur Rashid sons. Most of them are settled in Karachi,  Quetta,Musakhail, Dera Ismail khan , Mardan, Peshawar (Panian Haripur) Kabul, Tank, Kohat. The Pannis were scattered and most of them mostly died.

 

Panni Tribes of Sibi District
Panni Tribes of Sibi District

 

Barkhan
barkhan

 

Tareekh-e-Balochistan
Tareekh-e-Balochistan Barozai and khan of kalat 18 battle

History

Panni Naghar, Devi and Babai were real brothers. All tribes are present in Baluchistan(Pakistan) and Afghanistan. The Balailzai tribe were camel and horse breeders entered in India with Bahlol Lodi’s army and remained in glory as long as Lodi ruled . That’s why the population of Lodi, Naghar and Balailzai is less as compared to other Pashtun tribes in Balochistan and Afghanistan. When Lodhi was defeated by Mughal, the Balailzai started selling horses/camels. Later on they settled in different places of India, like Karachi, Quetta, Musakhel, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Peshawar , Kabul, Tank ,Kohat,Khanozai, Ziarat Rode Malazai, Gulistan, Ajram, Kandahar, Harnai,kohlu,Sibi, Sindh and Panjab Gurani in District Rothak, Rajestan and Hyderabad. Their mother tongue is Pashtu.Balailzai are living in village name Kohi near Musakhail bazaar, in Wazirstan and Afghanistan majority of migratory Afghan tribes known as Kochi. The chief of Panni Pashtuns are Barozai living in Sibi and Musakhel.

History of Barozai in Sibi.

 

Panni Tribe Taken Control of Sibi from Arghuns
Panni Tribe Taken Control of Sibi from Arghuns

 

Nawabzada Baro Khan Barozai
Nawabzada Baro Khan Barozai

 

Nawab Mirza Khan Barozai
Nawab Mirza Khan Barozai

 

Nawabzada Baro Khan Barozai
Nawabzada Baro Khan Barozai

 

Nawab barozai Timeline History
Nawab barozai Timeline History

 

 

Ahmad Shah Durrani
Ahmad Shah Durrani

 

Ahmad shah Durrani Degree issued to ismail Khan barozai of Sangan
Ahmad shah Durrani Degree issued to ismail Khan barozai of Sangan

 

نواب محمد خان بروزئی بلوچستان اسیمبلی کے بہلے اسپیکر تھے آپ نے اپنے سیاسی کیرئیر کی شروعات نیشنل عوامی پارٹی(این-اے-پی) سے کی اور 1970 میں پاکستان کی تاریخ میں ہوئے پہلے عام انتخابات کے نتیجے میں پہلے اسپیکر بلوچستان اسیمبلی چنے گئے۔ آپ اپنے عہدے پر 2 مئی 1972 سے 6 دسمبر 1976 تک رہے۔ سال 1974 میں آپ نے پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی میں شمولیت اختیار کرلی تھی اور7 دسمبر 1976 سے 4 اپریل 1977 تک وزیراعلیٰ بلوچستان کے طور پر اپنی خدمات سرانجام دیں۔ دوسری مرتبہ پھر 3 نومبر 1988 سے 4 فروری 1989 تک آپ نے بلوچستان اسیمبلی کے چوتھے اسپیکر کا عہدہ سنبھالا۔
آپ کا تعلق بلوچستان کے شہر سبی کےعلاقے کرک سے تھا۔ آپ 5 مئی 2004 کو 80 برس کی عمر میں سبی بلوچستان میں انتقال کرگئے۔

 

Nawab Muhammad Khan barozai
Nawab Muhammad Khan barozai

 

Barozai family memebers
Barozai family memebers

 

1-Imam Bux Usmani.
2-Nawab Mohmmad Khan Barozai.
3-Sirbuland Khan Barozai.
4-Mohmmad Jan Marri.
5-Sheer Jan Marri.

6-Sahb Jan Marri.
7-Menijar, Harnai Mil.
And
8-SON OF Nawabzada Baru Khan)
 
 
Nawabzada Baro Khan Barozai Election Symbol
Nawabzada Baro Khan Barozai Election Symbol
Nawab Ghous bakhash barozai with malik Qaim Khan Dehpal
Nawab Ghous bakhash barozai with malik Qaim Khan Dehpal