DHERI and TALOKAR

DHERI and TALOKAR (Jagir)

 

AREA: 62.2 km2 REVENUE:  ACCESSION: 
LOCATION: Pakistan DYNASTY: Tarin, Tor Batezai
(Afghan)
RELIGION: Muslim
PRESENT RULER: Chief of
Hazara Tarins,
Khan of Dheri and Rais of Talokar.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: This
branch/clan of the Tarin tribe (#3) 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 Marathas 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-independant territory. In 1888,
after the death of Nawab Bahadur Sadar Muhammad Habib Khan
Tarin, Risaldar and Chief of Dheri and Talokar, the Tarin Sardari was
formally abolished by Punjab Government, due to the unreliabilty of
competing heirs. By a decision of the ruling government in April 1889,
Dheri and Talokar jagir was
split up, with Talokar (also refered to as Talokar Khangi
Jagir
) given to the
family head as well as some additional land and shares in a further
eight or nine villages, the sons of Habib Khan were placed under Court
of Wards by
the government and in due course, inherited this jagir. After
independence
most of the family’s property was forcibly seized during the Ayub
regime
in the 1960s. 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. Estate holders were…

  • Sardar BOSTAN KHAN Sher
    Khan
    , Sardar of Tor Tarin,


 

 

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