Monday, 3 July 2017

Afghanistan is not a Pashtun Dominated State.

Afghanistan with 32,500,000 populations is not a Pashtun state. Afghanistan is a multiethnic society.

50% Afghani speaks Dari (Afghan Persian) and only 35% speaks Pushto. 11% speaks Uzbek and Turkmen. 4% speaks other languages.

According to the 2014 estimate of Afghanistan, the population is;

Pashtun 42% or 13,650,000.
Tajik 27% or 8,775,000
Uzbek 9% or 2,925,000
Hazara 8% or 2,600,000
Aimaq 4% or 1,300,000
Turkmen 3% or 975,000
Baloch 2% or 650,000
Others (Pashayi, Nuristani, Arab, Brahui, Pamiri, Gurjar, etc.) 4% or 1,300,000.

The Pashtun nation comprises about 60 tribes of varying size and with a worldwide population of 35,000,000.

The population of Pashtun in Afghanistan is 13,650,000 and population of Pashtun in Pakistan are 21,500,000.

But, 3,000,000 Afghan Pashtun refugees are living in Pakistan and 650,000 in other countries. Therefore, at present Pashtun presence in Pakistan is 24,500,000 and 650,000 in other countries, whereas, only 10,000,000 in Afghanistan.

In Pakistan, out of 24,500,000 Pashtuns, 17,000,000 are living in KPK, 4,000,000 in Karachi, 2,500,000 in Baluchistan, 1,000,000 in Punjab.