Dheri-Talokar (Jagir)
 
This branch/clan of the Tarin tribe came from Tarin Kot in Qandahar, Afghanistan during Durrani rule circa 1752. The chief at that time was the uncle of King Ahmad Shah Durrani and he led a flank of Afghan cavalry (Risalah) in the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761, in which the Marathhas were defeated comprehensively. Later he was give the title of Sher Khan and the lands that he held for the Afghan Kingdom as Subedar previously, were thereafter conferred on him as a personal and semi-independent territory. After independence most of the family's property was forcibly seized during the Ayub regime in the 1960s. Area comprises of 62.2 Km2. The family today is noted for its very active public and social traditions which were set in place by Khan Abdel Salim Khan, and continued by his descendants.
 
  • TARIN, TOR BATEZAI (Afghan) (title: Chief of Hazara Tarins, Khan of Dheri and Rais of Talokar)
  • Sardar Bostan Khan Sher Khan
  • Sardar Nadir Khan [Malik Darwesh]
  • Sardar Ilyas Khan [Malik Ilyas]
  • Sardar Gadai Khan
  • Sardar Najibullah Khan
  • Sardar Muhammad Khan
  • Sardar Ghulum Ahmad Khan (nephew)
  • Sardar Habib Khan..........................................? - Dec 1888
  • He was known as Hakim-i-Hazara, Nawab of Dheri and Rais of Talokar. Born in 1833/1834, he initially supported the British against the Sikhs but in 1868 to 1869, when the British were making their new Permanent Revenue Settlement for the Hazara area (completed in 1872), he objected to the reduction of his property in favour of some other chiefs and then rebelled against the newly instituted British Government from 1869 to 1878. He was caught, and remained imprisoned in exile, for some time. He was finally released on parole in 1884 and thereafter he remained engaged in litigation against the Government for the last years of his life. He did manage to get some of his claims back. He died in December 1888.
  • Khan Abdel Majid Khan...............................Dec 1888 - Sep 1939
  • Known as Khan of Khangi, was born in 1866. He was made a ward of the government, educated privately under English tutors and later qualified as a Barrister from Inns of Court, London; served as a Senior Magistrate, Sessions Judge and M.L.A. for his area. Died in September 1839.
  • Khan Sahib Abdel Salim Khan.........................Sep 1939 - 1957
  • Born in 1907; a progressive thinker, he understood that a major change was afoot and he changed the familyís role accordingly, he believed that service, i.e. public service, was where old families had a role to play in modern Pakistan. He himself served as Pakistanís High Commissioner/Ambassador in several countries, including Afghanistan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka, Pakistan's first Ambassador there), Japan (he set up the Pakistan embassy there) and, as his last posting at the time of his death, Deputy High Commissioner in Britain (1957). He also undertook a number of charitable initiatives in his native area, including setting up a Boys School (primary to high school to serve 5 villages), a vocational college for men, two wards in the district hospital and also, a well-known agricultural research station for the development and improvement of farming and livestock. He died 1957.
  • Khan Sahib Javed Salim Khan............................1957 - 1979
  • Born in 1939, educated at the University of Cambridge, U.K. (Ph.D. Economics). Secretary of the Frontier Provincial Planning Department, the Federal (Pakistan) Planning Commission, the Pakistan Agricultural Development Board, and Pakistanís Representative to the F.A.O., Rome, Italy, and received awards for his services there. He married Mrs. S. Javed Salim Khan, born 1946, a prominent social worker of the area, and an M.P. (served from 1988 to 1993); daughter of Brig. Sardar Azmat Hayat Khan of the Wah family and had three sons; Omar (born: 1965) Osman (born: 1969) and Abid (born: 1971). Javed Salim Khan died in Rome in 1979. After his early passing, the family set up the Javed Salim Khan Memorial Trust (JSKMT) in the Hazara District, in collaboration with the FAO, and this is still very active under his widows guidance. The Trust operates, in addition to earlier family projects, a womenís school and college, a Mother-Child Clinic and Hospital catering to 8 villages, a womenís vocational and employment center, an educational and cultural/area research institution, a number of village community projects and an environmental preservation center.  He elder son Dr. Omar Salim Khan, assists in running various family charities and is also manages a small research centre from Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Source: http://www.uq.net.au/~zzhsoszy/ips/d/dheritalokar.html.
 
 
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