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Pakistan Army has Pakhtuns in sizeable numbers: Gen Shaheen

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  1. Abu Zarrar

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    PESHAWAR: Corps Commander of Peshawar Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmud emphatically dispelled the impression on Thursday that Pakhtuns were ‘less resourceful and less embraced in national policies’, saying a sizeable number of Pakhtuns were serving in the Pakistan Army and that only the people from this ethnic background could be seen from Gilgit-Baltistan to Karachi.

    During a question-answer session with the students of University of Peshawar at the Peshawar Corps headquarters here, the corps commander said Pakhtuns owned and handled privately-owned transport vehicles across the country, while major ministries and portfolios were held by them.

    “They (Pakhtuns) are the only one ethnicity to be seen from Gilgit-Baltistan to Karachi,” he said while answering a question.

    According to the statement issued by the UoP on Thursday, the corps commander asked students to understand the modern demands of a nation state, where territorial integrity and territorial well-being come first.

    He dismissed the case of missing persons and asked students to understand that the militants’ splinter groups operated from other side of the border and that majority of missing persons were active from across the border.

    “One example is the recent Karachi Chinese consulate attack, where reported missing persons were found to be armed terrorists,” he said.

    The students also visited historic places, including Yadgar-i-Shuhada, Bala Hisar Fort, Michni Post, Khyber Rifles and GRC auditorium.

    The visit was jointly organised by the Pakistan Army and UoP.

    These visits have been taking place since May 2018 on specific days of a week, said the UoP statement.

    Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammad Abid led 300 students and faculty members to Yadagar-i-Shuhda on behalf of the UoP.

    Brigadier Shakir welcomed the delegation at GRC, where the pro-VC laid a wreath at the memorial to pay homage to the 4,900 martyrs of 11 Corps Peshawar.

    A special prayer was offered at the memorial for the country’s stability and prosperity.

    Led by UoP focal person Arif Khan, the students visited Michini post, where wing commander Colonel Umair on behalf of the Khyber Rifles commandment gave a multimedia presentation on Khyber Pass to students.

    During the question-answer session, the wing commander said tax collections on the Torkham border was on the rise.

    About the border fencing tasks, he said fencing needed a lot of toil on part of soldiers, who had to defeat the weather, hard terrain and load.

    The students later visited the Khyber Rifles’ officers mess, where traditional Mehsud, Khattak, Bhittani and Chitrali troupes presented folk dances.

    They also visited the historic picture gallery along with fabulous Lady Diana room.

    Later, Lieutenant Colonel Ahfaz highlighted the contours of the Pakistan Army’s endeavours from fencing, reducing militant threats, hybrid war, development projects, kinetic and non-kinetic operations.

    Later, Corps Commander Lieutenant General handed over a souvenir to the pro-VC.

    The students will later tour the historical places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said the statement.

    Source:https://www.dawn.com/news/1456763/pakistan-army-has-pakhtuns-in-sizeable-numbers-gen-shaheen
     
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  2. Taimur Khurram

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    The Pakistani army is the world's largest Pashtun army. Pashtun nationalists should remember that.
     
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  3. pzfz

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    There's nothing natonalist about them. They're failed communists cum secularists and who knows what in the future if their dying breed is still around in the next decade. But at all times: racists.

    One must stop giving them credence. Starts with not calling them nationalist or even pashtun.
     
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    Nationalists are idiots. Pathan including myself(partially) love Pakistan. We live die and breathe Pakistan.
     
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  5. Umair Nawaz

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    Bhai aj kal to paktoono ki apni he government bhi aa gye ha, abb ye gillay shikway kiss baat kay! abb to hamain har jagah Pakhtoon he pakhtoon nazar aain gy!
     
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    If a news is from foreign funded propaganda outlet "DAWN", I would be very careful reading it.

    They are known for spreading misinformation and fake news and are a threat to national security, as could be seen by their track record.

    Constantly calling TTP and other terrorists as "militants" and twisting everything to highlight only that part, which would raise few eyebrows (at the very least) about Pakistan's image.

    Geo, DAWN, Tribune... :tdown:
     
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    Still considering Imran as a Khan while his father is a Niazi and lineage goes through father not mother
     
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    Niazis were bodyguards of the Suris, they have Pashtun heritage but since they settled in Punjab, they've lost the language.
     
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  9. TheNoob

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    From a broader prespective.
    Pashtun in the army have a higher sense of nationalism for Pakistan as compared to molvi-driven mentality that exists in certain part of our society in a certain province.

    It is definitely a very good balance.
     
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    Pakistan's Prime Minister is a pakhtoon for goodness sakes and so is the ISI Chief. sold out to the ptm types should at least do their homework before making a fool outta themselves by trying to play the victim card...
     
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  11. Pan-Islamic-Pakistan

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    Pukhtoons are the most loyal ethnic group and community in all of Pakistan. This is the reality.

    You will hear some Punjabis talk about Sikhs or aman ka asha with Hindus, but never a Pukhtoon.

    Respect to Pukhtoons, and especially our phenomenal Frontier Corps who put themselves in harm’s way daily to protect Pakistan.

    There is a lot that the rest of us can learn from Pukhtoon culture, and Alhamdulilah we are slowly merging together as a cohesive nation with one national identity.
     
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