Folks I am digging into the study of Patahs. Lots to say, but theere is some interesting info. Exploitation of Pathans by Pakjabis. But before I can write anything I need to read. meanwhile here is a link to a forum where Pathans only have contempt for Pakjabis. What is sobering is that the posts are so unlike pakipig posts/boasts. Interesting - even if it is only one opinion. But more on the subject is coming.http://dapukhtanomajlas.pakhtun.com/vie ... t=124#p190
Panjabi is not a race like Pashtuns. Even a Pakhtun who lives in the province of Panjab is a Panjabi because he is living there but by race or language he is Pashtun. using Panjabi as a race pr people is a misnomer which must be rectified , Panjab is land of five rivers PANJ=FIVE , AB= WATERS OR RIVERS .
Panjabi as a language is a very weak language , its very similar to Urdu and has never been a medium of instruction or a court language . It does not have any strong literature as compared to Pashto. Pashto has a rich literature and is the official language of a country Afghanistan.
There is no any such culture as Panjabi, it can be Indian, Hindu or Sikh but not Panjabi as such
There is no Panjabi nationalism like Pakhtun nationalism
There is no Panjabi movement for promulgation any Panjabi culture on Pashtuns even the Panjabis themselves are leaving their language and culture and all these educated Panjabis now mostly speak Urdu and not Panjabi
Keeping all this in view I dont understand why we Pashtuns are so much afraid of Panjab and Panjabis and blaming them for all our faults and problems
I see in a remote Pashtun village when they write Urdu on their sign boards , who is that Panjabi who is telling him not to write Pashto instead.
I want to generate useful, intellectual discussion on few myths that we are living with them for the last many centuries, much have been written and spoken on the other side what I write like Panjabis being enemies of Pakhtuns, Tajiks being our enemies etc
Look at the history of Pakistan , has there being any important Panjabi president or prime minister , no ,,,,,,,,,the same in Afghanistan, all presidents/kings were Pashtuns(for Tajiks and Pakhtuns I am thinking of a new thread) in Pakistan, Muhamamd Ali Jinah, Liaqat Ali Khan, Ayub khan, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, Musharaf, Asif Ali Zardari , etc all are non Panjabis, even Nawaz Sharif is a Kashmiri, not pure Panjabi.The present prime minister Gilani is Seraiki, not pure Panjabi. What I want to prove is that the ones who remained at the helm of affairs in Pakistan were non Panjabis.
Then Panjabis are not that much nationalists as Pakhtuns, Sindhis, Baluchs, etc They being a race are a very weak group, there are many races and castes , even they are not a nation or one race, the people in the area of Panjab are Panjabis, not like Pashtuns who are one race, one blood, one genealogy, Panjabis have many langauges, many religions, many races, many castes, different cultures, there is not a single political known party on the name of Panjabis like Pashtunkhwah Mili awami Party etc,
Another resembling case of Panjabis is the name Hindu. Hindu is again not a race or nation, the people living near the river Indus are Hindus, whether they speak Hindi or not, there are thousands of languages in India, thousands of races and many religions all are not Hindus .
Another connotation of being Hindu is religiously Hindu , but again Hinduism is not purely a religion .Its a social order. People can take name from the area where they live but this does not make them a race. It will have a name like Panjabis, living in the area oçf Panjab but racially they are either Gujars, Rajpoots, Chudris, Sardars, Jats, even Baluchs, Pakhtuns etc
One person can have many identities, being a human being, then living in the area of Panjab, Panjabi, by race Pakhtun, by religion Muslim, by political nationality Pakistani, by profession teacher, by blood relation son or father, etc
My point is Pashtuns are superior to Panjabis being a race , one language, one blood not like Panjabis who are a diverse group of races and people and religions,,,`Pashtuns should not afraid of Panjabis,,,,,Panjabis cant do anything against Pashtuns,,,,,,,Pashtuns are enemies of their own selves , not the other way round that panjabis being a race or people are their enemies.