Musakhel (Pashtun tribe)

The Musa Khel, or Moosa Khel, is a Pashtun tribe of Gharghasht origin. According to Horace Arthur Rose and the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, they are part of the greater Kakar tribe.[1][2] The tribe originates from Ghazni province in Afghanistan and resides in the tribal range of Musakhel and Batagram District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Moosa Khel has the lowest literacy rate in Pakistan10.37%and is also a sub-tribe to Babozai, which is part of the major Pashtun tribe.


  1. Rose, Harold Arthur (1911). Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province (Facsimile edition 2006 ed.). Asian Educational Services, India. p. 438. ISBN 978-8120605053.
  2. Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Musa Khel". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 43.
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