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The Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) |(: is a political party of Hazara tribe in Pakistan. It is the largest political party of Hazaras. They are an active Political Party in Quetta
Quetta
is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

 city where Hazaras make 1/3 of population.

History and Establishment


In September 2002, the political worker, Scholar and other hazara tribesmen worked together to form a political platform for the Hazaras of Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

 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" (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


Hussain Ali Yousafi
Hussain Ali Yousafi
Hussain Ali Yousafi was an ethnic Hazara politician in Balochistan, Pakistan. Yousafi was chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party and a member of the Quetta city council...

 who was elected as a Chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party on 26 September 2008 was shot dead by the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is a militant organization. Formed in 1996, it has operated in Pakistan since Sipah-e-Sahaba activist Riaz Basra broke away from the SSP over differences with his seniors...

 wahabi extremist group in the Pakistani city of Quetta
Quetta
is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

 on 26 January 2009. The martyrdom of Hussain Ali Yousafi was shocking not only for Hazaras but also for Pakistan and was condemned worldwide. This was considering a great loss for Hazaras throughout the world after the martyrdom of Abdul Ali Mazari
Abdul Ali Mazari
Abdul Ali Mazari was a political leader of the Hezbe Wahdat during and following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Mazari was an ethnic Hazara, and believed the solution to the divisiveness in Afghanistan was in federalism, where every ethnic group would have specific constitutional...

, who was killed by Taliban in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 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.

Chairmen

  1. Muhammad Jawad Easar, (2005 - 2009)
  2. Hussain Ali Yousafi
    Hussain Ali Yousafi
    Hussain Ali Yousafi was an ethnic Hazara politician in Balochistan, Pakistan. Yousafi was chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party and a member of the Quetta city council...

    , (September 2008 – January 2009) Martyred Chairman
  3. Abdul Khaliq Hazara, ( November 2010 - Present)

Major Office Bearers (Current)

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

Other leaders

  • Javad Hazara
  • Ahmad Ali Kohzad, Nazim Halqa 60
  • Mohammad Reza Hazara, Naib Nazim halqa 60
  • Mirza Hazara
  • Mohammad Reza Wakil

See also

  • Hussain Ali Yousafi
    Hussain Ali Yousafi
    Hussain Ali Yousafi was an ethnic Hazara politician in Balochistan, Pakistan. Yousafi was chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party and a member of the Quetta city council...

    , The Martyred Chairman
  • Hazara people
  • Hazara Town
    Hazara town
    Hazara Town is a lower- to middle-income area on the west of Quetta city with a population of up to 70,000, of which an approximately one-third are Hazara with minority Baloch and Pathan tribe on south of Hazara town. Hazara Town begins from Brewery Road near Bolan Medical College and continue to...

  • Mehrabad
  • Muhammad Musa

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