Wazirs

Wazirs

 

a Pushtun tribe living between the Kurram and Gumal rivers in Pakistan (Waziristan). The population is es- timated at between 400,000 and 500,000. The chief occupa- tion is animal husbandry. The Wazirs have retained many features of military tribal organization.

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A military offensive in 2009 against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP's) original base of South Waziristan displaced hundreds of thousands of Mehsud tribesmen who, like the Dawars and Wazirs today, chose to steer clear of IDP camps.
Traditionally, Islamic sciences have always been supported by public funds through awqaf or sometimes individual patronage of kings, wazirs, 'ulama' and merchants.
Despite the participation in the program of the Ahmadzai Wazirs, movement continued in this direction in Wana, money kept flowing into the program, with donations nearly doubling in the last year.
We hope North Waziristan tribes follow in the steps of Ahmedzai Wazirs to oust the foreign terrorists," the Daily Times quoted senior army officials, as saying on the condition of anonymity.
Are the Wazirs or Mehsuds still living under slavery?
The initial battles established a pattern that has been repeated ever since: The Mehsuds and Wazirs, the fiercest of the tribes, would repel those encroaching their territory; the British would launch punitive raids.
In the room upstairs were the two wazirs (Duli Pengiran Bendahara and Dull Pengiran Pemancha), the Pengiran Shahbandar, several other Brunei Chiefs and Tengku Klana Jaya Petra, who had come to represent the Sultan of Selangor at the Coronation.
Royal authority exists through the army, the army through money, money through taxes, taxes through cultivation, cultivation through justice, justice through the improvement of officials, the improvement of officials through the forthrightness of wazirs, and the whole thing in the first place through the ruler's personal supervision of this subjects' condition and his ability to educate them, so that he may rule them, and not they him.
His relations with successive wazirs - he presided over Rashid al-Din's downfall - and with the Il-khan himself show how susceptible Chupan was to the intrigues of his subordinates.
A formidable though undisciplined 'army' of 5,000 Mohmands, Wazirs, Mahsuds and Afridis from the tribal belt of Pakistan's turbulent North West Frontier immediately invaded the state.
Central President of UQM Haji Shah Wali Khan, while criticizing the elected members at a huge gathering of more than 300 notables at the deplorably backward village of Naray Oba and Jabagai, Malakand Agency, called all tribes of Bajauri, Malaizi, Wazirs, Mehsuds, Mashwani, Roadbari and Tarkalani to join the Uthman Khel Qaumi Movement (UQM) for the rights of the oppressed and neglected population of FATA.
Wana, Mar 9(ANI): A grand jirga of Ahmedzai Wazirs has demanded an immediate end to the US drone campaign against local and foreign militants on Pakistani soil, saying that the strikes are generating psychological illness among the tribal people.