Ghilzai

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Ghilzai

 

one of the largest groups of Afghan tribes. It includes over 1,500,000 people (1967, estimate). The Ghilzai inhabit the Ghazni Highlands and the western slope of the Sulaiman Range in southern Afghanistan. Some of the Ghilzai are still nomadic cattle-raisers, and they have retained vestiges of patriarchal social relationships. The Ghilzai took an active part in the struggle against the English aggressors during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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More than 250 social activists representing Hotak, Ghaljai, Zazai and other tribes participated in the rally, which started from the Eidgah Mosque and ended at the Pashtunistan Square of Kabul.
Tribal elders and district council head Haji Jehanzeb told a news conference in Kabul Governor Gul Agha Sherzai and traders Haji Ghaljai, Haji Maluk and Mullah Jan had grabbed 10,000 acres land in the Surkh Diwal area of Rodat district.
The blast took place near two plazas - Ghaljai and Ishaqzai - in the heart of the city at 7pm, the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Athar Abbas claimed 65 suspects had perished in the raids in Ghaljai, Daboori and Mamuzai neighbourhoods.
A road in Khas Uruzgan, near Tirinkot and another road in the troubled Chinarto district were blocked by the Barakzai, Achakzai and Ghaljai tribes of the respective areas in a protest against insecurity in the region and the government's negligence towards reconstruction activities.