Hazara Province Movement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: An Analysis


* Dr. Gulzar Ahmad, ** Dr. Tohid Anwar,,*** Bushra Rasheed,


The core objective of this study is to determine the role and struggle of the Hazara Province Movement in making a new province in the Hazara region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).  This movement advocates for the disenfranchised class against the privileged class. The movement is fighting against the mindset that supports and encourages such a class system. According to this movement, the silence of the exploited and backward classes has allowed these tyrants to continue to exploit the people unabated under various disguises like feudalism and braveries, linguistic and ethnic demagoguery, and religious and sectarian splits. The results reveal that the movement wants to create a separate province for the Hazara region so that this region could flourish socially, politically, and economically.  The mixed method is used in this study consulting secondary data and collecting primary data from the Government institutions of Pakistan. Consequently, instead of ethnicity, language, and identity, new provinces should be formed on an administrative basis only. Whereas the deprivation and backwardness of the Hazara region are concerned, what almost the movement is saying is quite legitimate. The backwardness of these deprived sections can be removed by making a new province. A study of this movement reveals that there are real problems in these areas based on which the people of this deprived region of Pakistan are demanding a separate province.