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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Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahid Islam Ghalzai along with Civil Judge Amad Uddin, Additional District and Sessions Judge Khanewal Suleman Baig and Civil Judge Shabir Ahmed Joiya visited Central Jail Multan and examined food quality and cleanliness arrangements of kitchen.
Addressing a press conference here at Deputy Commissioner Office on Sunday, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hashim Ghalzai said that Health Department government of Balochistan, district administration, WHO, UNICEF and Rotary Club in mutual cooperation to start three day-polio campaign in Quetta from Dec 10 to December 12.
Baradar is the only prominent Populzai (Durrani) tribe member in the predominantly Ghalzai Taliban cadre (rival tribes for centuries).
According to a statement issued here on Tuesday, JTA has also invited renowned religious scholars including Maulana Jan Muhammad Qasmi, Hafiz Daulat Khan, IJT leader Nooruddin Ghalzai, MSF leader Dad Shah Achakzai, JI leaders Maulana Abdul Kabir and Aijaz Mehboob.