Hazara Democratic Party

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Hazara Democratic Party
هزاره ڈیموکریٹیک پارٹی
Leader Chairman
Abdul Khaliq Hazara
Founder Hussain Ali Yousafi
Founded 2003
Headquarters Mehrabad Alamdar RoadQuetta,
Unite: Hazara Town, Quetta Pakistan
Youth wing Hazara Student Federation
Ideology Social Democracy,
Democratic Socialism
Political position Centre-left
Colors Yellow, Red, white and Green
Election symbol
Moon ("مافـتی")
Website
[ www.hdp.org.pk ]
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The Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) (Urdu: هزاره ڈیموکریٹیک پارٹی‎): is a political party of Hazara nation in Pakistan and are active in Quetta city where up to half a million Hazara currently reside.

Establishment[edit]

In September 2002, the political worker, Scholar and other hazara tribesmen worked together to form a political platform for the Hazaras of Pakistan which will serve the nation for their rights and justice. After meeting with different political worker and tribesmen on July 1, 2003 they announced a national and political Party with the name of Hazara Democratic Party " هزاره ڈیموکریٹک پارٹی" [1] (HDP).
There are about 600,000 Hazaras in Balochistan, based in Quetta, Khuzdar, Zhob, Loralia and Dera Murad Jamali. Before the HDP's formation, Hazara people did not have a formal political entity and didn't have much share in provincial or national politics. But Hazara democratic Party is trying to orient the community into becoming aware of the region's politics and to protect their interests. Hazara Democratic Party also has a women's wing consisting of nine units. HDP encourage female participation on all levels of sociopolitical life. HDP is a liberal and democratic party and firmly believe in equal opportunities for women in national life.

Leader assassination[edit]

Hussain Ali Yousafi[2][3] who was elected as a Chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party on 26 September 2008 was shot dead by the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi wahabi extremist group in the Pakistani[4] city of Quetta on 26 January 2009. The death of Hussain Ali Yousafi was shocking not only for Hazaras but also for Pakistan and was condemned[5] worldwide. This was considering a great loss for Hazaras throughout the world after the murder of Abdul Ali Mazari, who was killed by Taliban in Afghanistan in 1995. Hussain Ali Yousafi was working for peace and humanity in his social and political time period of thirty years. Which lead to a worldwide protest against the assassination of Hussain Ali Yousofi and other assassinations of Hazaras.

Worldwide protest 2012[edit]

In the beginning of 2012 HDP starting spreading word that they would arrange demonstrations against killings of Hazara People in Quetta and Afghanistan. These demonstrations were held worldwide.

Notable leaders[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

  1. Muhammad Jawad Easar, (2003–2008)
  2. Hussain Ali Yousafi, (September 2008 – January 2009) Martyred Chairman
  3. Abdul Khaliq Hazara, ( November 2010 – Present)[6]

Major office bearers (current)[edit]

Cabinate Holder Name[7]
Chairman Abdul Khaliq Hazara
First Vice Chairman Azizullah Hazara
Second Vice Chairman Mirza Husain Hazara
General Secretary Ahmed Ali Kohzad
Deputy Secretary Younas Changezi
Economic Secretary Mohammad Hanif Hazara
Information secretary Mohammad Reza Wakil
Organizing Secretary Hamid Hazara

Other leaders[edit]

See also[edit]

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