Think Tank Analyst
- Nov 8, 2020
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Yep. The region of Afghanistan is often called hazarajat where hazara people have a strong presence and have lived there since the days of the Mongols. In 1893, post the Durand line agreement and the second anglo-afghan war, the iron king abdur Rehman decided to expand his holdings to incorporate Kafiristan aka a region of Nuristan province in modern day Afghanistan.Yeah, I know them. They came from Afghanistan after a massacre right?
All this spills into sport.
Imran actually did alot in 2013-2018 for sports in KPK. Sports festival are great and there were serious talent scouting and talent grooming, atleast higher than before. After he came to central governments, he can't be blamed since it's been one thing after the other. So there is still hope.Mashallah. What can any Pakistani patriot say?
Now here is the annoying and sad part. While there are 1,000s on 1,000s of lazy, fat, ugly things parked leaching off the off the government in such entities like PIA, PS causing the national exchequer billions in losses poor guys like Mujtaba struggle to put food on the table.
Here is a fact. In Pakistan's lesser developed regions, particularly on the highlands around Quetta there is enormous sporting talent waiting to explode on the world scene. Maybe a Maradona, a Mohammed Ali, the next Roger Federer.
The high plataeu region, harsh climate [freezing cold in winter/scorching hot in summer], thinner air, eographic location that was histories conflict zone has left behind a genetic pool with latent warrior/sport potential. I include the ethnic Mongol Hazara's in this who are gifted football players. Short height, low centre of gravity, powerfull legs, huge explosive speed are ingredients of football talent. Maradona exhibited that.
But all that talent is wasted at the moment. The Government needs to set up a fund that scouts and the sponsors talent. Far me far greater pride would be gleaned when Pakistan sports a world class football team rather than parading nuclear missile on the parade ground.
In the modern world wars have become less common. Nations now compete o the sport, economic, political and media arenas. Pakistan could make a mark on the world of boxing. Amir khan already did but as you know he is a British national. Tennis, Football and those Kabbadi players should be pushed to play Rugby instead of wasting time on a little known sport. The polo teams from north should be competing in international equestrian sports.
Personally I hate cricket. It has sucked the life out of all other sports.
Even the females are talented
Oh yes and hazara have played a major role in Pakistan community all across. Most notable being general Musa khan. He was involved in major conflicts during the 1960s like Kutch conflict and 65 conflict and chawinda battle. He was also governor of Baluchistan under Zia and benazir.