Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Population and Govt. Services ratio of Muhajirs.

The population of Urdu Speaking Hindustanis in Pakistan is 9,939,656 that is the 7.57% population of Pakistan.

1. The population of Muhajir in Sindh 6,407,596 or 21.05%.

2. The population of Muhajir in Punjab 3,320,320 or 4.07%.

3. The population of Muhajir in KPK 100,320 0.95%.

4. The population of Muhajir in Islamabad 81,409 10.11%.

5. The population of Muhajir in Balochistan 63,032 0.96%.

6. The population of Muhajir in FATA 5,717 0.18%.

Many Urdu Speaking Hindustanis have emigrated from Pakistan and have settled permanently in Europe, North America, and Australasia. There is also a significant number of Urdu Speaking Hindustanis who are working in the Middle East, especially in the Persian Gulf countries:

Regions with significant populations of Urdu Speaking Hindustanis;

1. United Kingdom 500,000
2. United States 170,000
3. Saudi Arabia 150,000
4. Canada 90,000
5. United Arab Emirates 80,000

From 1947 to 1958, Urdu-speaking Muhajirs held much more jobs in the Government of 
Pakistan than their ratio of only 3.3 percent of the country's population.

In 1951, of the 95 senior civil services jobs, 33 were held by the Urdu-speaking people and 40 by the Punjabis.

On 
27 October 1958, General Ayub Khan stages a coup and imposed martial law across Pakistan. The percentage of the Urdu-speaking people declined in the civil service as the percentage of Pashtuns increased.

In 1972 educational institutions, commerce and industries were nationalized by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Muhajirs were serving with the dominant majority in educational institutions, commerce, and industries. Therefore, Peoples Party impacted the Muhajirs hardest due to induction of Sindhis in nationalized educational institutions, commerce, and industries. It further declined the percentage of the Urdu-speaking people in the service as the percentage of Sindhis increased.