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Zhob Militia

Zhob Militia
Active 1852 - present
Country British Raj 1852-1948
Pakistan 1948-Present
Allegiance Pakistan
Branch British Indian Army
Frontier Corps
Type Militia/Paramilitary
Role Light Infantry
Internal Security
Size 5 Battalions
Regimental Centre Zhob, Baluchistan

The Zhob Militia are a Pakistani paramilitary force based in Baluchistan and are one of the oldest paramilitary groups in the region.[1] They have an estimated strength of 3000 men and 80 officers.[2] The militia is under the control of the Frontier Corps and is commanded by officers seconded from Pakistan Army.

History

Between 1919 and 1920 they acted as a Mounted infantry regiment under the command of British officers.[3] They fought against Amānullāh Khān forces during the Third Anglo-Afghan War.[4] The enlisted men and sepoys are mostly recruited from the Kakar and Abdali tribes native to the region.

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