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This article is about the Hindko-speakers of the Hazara region, Pakistan. For the Persian-speaking Hazaras of Afghanistan, see Hazara people.

Hazarewal (alternatively spelled Hazara or Hazarawal; Urdu: ہزارہ وال‎) is another name or term for the Hindkowan people, a Hindko-speaking community belonging to the Hazara region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, comprising various tribes of mixed origins. The term "Hindko" means Indian in the Pashto language and is used to refer to speakers of Indo-Aryan language dialects; the term Hindko is discouraged as it implies that Pashtuns are associating Punjabi people and other Indo-Aryans with the republic of India instead of Pakistan. The main tribes of Hazara are the Swati, Dhund Abbasi, Karlal, Jadoon,Qureshi, Gujjar, Tanoli, Karlal, Syed, Malik Deen Khel Pashtun, Swati, Utman Zais, Khawaja, Sulemani (Suleman Khel), Ghakkar(Rajputs), Maddakhel, Kohistanis, Tarin (or Tareen), Qureshi, Mishwani, Piracha, Mir, Mughals, Tarkheli, Kashmiri, Dilazak, Shilmani (Suleman Khel) and the Isazai tribe of Tor Ghar District.[1] The Hazarewal or Hindkowans[2] are not to be confused with the ethnic Hazara people inhabiting parts of Baluchistan province in Pakistan or areas of neighbouring Afghanistan. The Hazarewals have, over the last few years, found themselves increasingly in favour of separation and autonomy from the rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,[3] on linguistic basis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Report on the Hazara Division", pub.by the Office of the Commissioner Hazara Administrative Division, Government of NWFP, at Abbottabad, 1994. pp. 15–16
  2. ^ Essentially representing a linguistic and cultural/regional rather than ethnic entity
  3. ^ Protests erupt over Pakistan NWFP name change



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The News International

The News International
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:11:15 -0700

Baba Haider Zaman is the leader who had spearheaded the campaign for a separate province for Hazarewal, a move for which the MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has time and again went on record to express his unbridled support. During the telephonic ...

SAMAA TV

SAMAA TV
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0700

ABBOTTABAD: The veteran leader of Hazara Sooba Movement Baba Haider Zaman telephoned to MQM head Altaf Hussain and thanked him on behalf of Hazarewal people for raising his voice for creation of new provinces. Baba Haider Zaman told Hussain ...
 
The Express Tribune
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:20:49 -0700

Hazara leader Sardar Haider Zaman requested local representatives to join hands and struggle for a separate province. Published: July 2, 2011. 0SHARES. Share Tweet Email. People in Hazara are protesting for a separate province or the name be changed ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:33:45 -0800

The encounter took place when a party of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) raided one premises in Qayyumabad, an impoverished locality of the Korangi Industrial Area dominated by Pashtun and Hazarewal ethnic groups. The encounter happened ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700

The Station House Officer (SHO) Chakiwara informed that two unknown armed motorcyclists of Lyari Gang War shot dead a person namely Ali Mardan (Hazarewal) at Hazara Colony near Hazara Masjid, Chakiwara, over doubt of spying and escaped from the ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:36:34 -0700

Hazara Awami Ittehad's Jadoon said what's most disheartening is that Pukhtuns living in K-P do not acknowledge that non-Pashto speaking Hazarewal are also their Pukhtun brothers. “They call us 'Punjabians' (natives of Punjab),” he said, adding that the ...
 
The Express Tribune
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:11:55 -0700

They said the Hazarewal had sacrificed their fertile lands for Tarbela Dam, Ghazi-Barotha Power Project, Khanpur Dam and several other projects of national importance but little investment had been made in education, health and communications.
 
The Express Tribune
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:38:15 -0800

Hazarewal. Feb 22, 2013 - 2:03PM. Reply. It is sad to see these things happening to people of Hazara divn. I am not directly affected but my ancestors having come from there, I have a spiritual bond with Abbottabad. May the almighty bless these people.
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