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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QUETTA -- Commissioner Kalat Division Mohammad Hashim Ghilzai said it was responsibility of everybody to make three day polio campaign successful, so that children would be saved from polio virus in respective areas of district.
This decision came after a meeting attended by Chairman District Council Chagai Mir Dawood Khan Notezai, Municipal Chairman Waheed Khan Notezai, Assistant Commissioner Dalbandin Habibullah Musakhail and Superintendent of Police at Chagai Muhammad Asif Ghilzai, President Anjuman Tajiran Dalbandin Mir Ilyas Sasoli and others who also visited to different areas of Dalbandin bazar prior to meeting.
Kalat Division Commissioner Hashim Ghilzai, Khuzdar Deputy Commissioner Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Qambarani, Khuzdar Municipal Corporation Mayor Mir Abdul Raheem Kurd and other officials were present on the occasion.
ISLAMABAD:QUETTA:Commissioner Kalat Division Mohammad Hashim Ghilzai Friday said that government was determined to provide basic facilities at all the polling stations and ensure protection of voters during next general election .
Core Taliban leaders hailed from both the Durrani and Ghilzai tribal confederations, which have historically competed for and clashed over political dominance.
Ghilzai and the Durrani are parties to a long series of feuds.
Bhutto's government started to provide shelter and support to Afghan dissidents of Ghilzai Pashtuns, many of whom became key leading figures during the mujahedin action against the Soviet Union.
The sentiment of the "right to rule" is particularly strong among Pashtuns of the Durrani tribal confederation, which predominates in the south and is a rival to the Ghilzai confederation, which predominates in the east.
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Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Mohammad Hashim Ghilzai was also present on the occasion.
Plus, there is that strange boy at school, Wali Ghilzai, whose family just opened the second Afghan grocery in town--in the same shopping plaza as the Shinwari family's grocery store, Kabul Corner.