Afghan Biographies

Kharoti Tribe

Name Kharoti Tribe
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Pashtun Tribe Southern and Eastern Zone
History and Biodata

Elders from the Kharoti tribe have unanimously asked foreign troops to stop unwarranted night operations in their areas. (2010015). Important Kharoti Tribal Persons (201015: Mullah Sayed Yaqub, representative from the southern zone and resident of the Sra Roza district of Paktika province, Qari Rahmatullah, representative of the tribe from Paktia Province, Muhammad Naeem, hailing from the eastern zone,

Kharoti is a Pashtun tribe. The tribe has an estimated population of about 2.5 million (one of the largest tribes in Afghanistan) In Afghanistan, the main provinces where Kharoti tribe members reside are Kabul, Paktia, Paktika, Zabul, Kunduz, Laghman, Nangahar, Bagram, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni and Kandahar. The Kharoti tribe is of Ghilzai origin. Kharoti tribe is one of first tribes to have their own committee in Pakistan during Jihad called Kharoti committee led by Haji Juma Gul Khan Kharoti, helping poor in Afghanistan (mainly in Serowza, Paktika) and also found the KHAROTI WELFARE ASSOCIATION led by Haji Ameer Gul Kharoti. The main and prominent figures of Kharoti tribe are Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (leader of HIZB-E-ISLAMI AND HAFIZ-AL-AMIN (ex prime minister), Ustad Sayaf (Ittehad-e-Islami), Loy Khan Sher Khan(Sher Khan Bander), Ghulam Sarwar Nashar, and Mir Ahmad Khan Qader (deceased).

Last Modified 2011-04-18
Established 2010-01-17