Balar Khel (بلڑ خیل) is the largest Khel in Usi Khel, Aba Khel subtribe of Mandanr Yusafzai inhabiting Swabi District & MARDAN DISTRICT of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.


Traditionally Pathan tribes live according to a strong family system in which the family is named after the father. Balar Khel thus means the sons of Balar. Family groups prefer to live together and the area is named after their Khel. In the 16th century in the Yusafzai tribe during the time of Malik Ahmed different Khels were divided by his deputy Sheikh Mali[1] and settlements thus included representatives of all Khels. The idea behind this division was to let all Khels have a share of all types of land. This led to the loss of brotherhood among members of each Khel and the development of rivalries on the basis of villages instead of ancestry.

Balar was the youngest of the eight sons of Usi Khan. His other brothers also add Khan after their names, including Taus, Juna, Zakarya, Tawus, Bazaid, Ayub and Panj Pao.


The settlements of the Balar Khel are the villages of Garhi Kapoora Mehmood Abad MARDAN And Zaida, Maini, Yaqubi, Yarhussain, Hund, Ambar, Lahor, Kaddi and Panj Pir in Swabi District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In Pakistan, Taus Khel Mardan, Gumbat & Mehmood bad and Taus Khel Mardan, Gumbat, Mehmood Abad(Gidar).


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