Zhob District


Map of Balochistan with Zhob District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Headquarters Zhob
  District chairman Abdul saleem Mandokhail
  Total 16,000 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
  Total 400,000 in 2,011
Time zone PKT
Number of Tehsils 5
Main Language(s) Pashto[1]

Zhob (Urdu: ژوب) is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Zhob District is a Provincially Administered Tribal Area. It is subdivided into three subdistricts: Ashwat, Zhob, Qamar Din Karez and Sambaza. The population of Zhob District is estimated to be over 400,000 in 2011. Zhob River is used for irrigation in the Zhob District.


There are currently four tehsils in Zhob District.[2] and Sherani New District


The vast majority of the population of Zhob district is Pashtun. The indigenous tribes of Zhob include the Mandokhail, [Khosti ]Sherani, Kakar, ], Harifal, Lawon and Babar. Currently a large number of IDPs have been settled within the confines of the District as part of the evacuation from Operation Zarb-E-Azb taking place to the north of Zhob.



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Coordinates: 31°10′N 68°50′E / 31.167°N 68.833°E / 31.167; 68.833

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