Luni (also spelled as Loni) is one of the tribes of Pashtuns mainly living in Pakistan including in the town of Luni and Loralai districts of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Some of Luni families are also living in Quetta and other areas of Balochistan, Pakistan.
As of 1998 [update] Loni had a population of 982,435. Out of which males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Luni has an average literacy rate of 23%, lower than the national average of 35%.
Luni is one of the tribes of Pashtuns living in Balochistan, Pakistan. Luni tribe is primarily found in Quetta, Balochistan and Loralai district of Balochistan.
In Pashtun genealogy, tribes or subtribes are said to be the descendants of a common ancestor. For instance, Sadozai tribesmen are said to be the progeny of Abdali (Bor Tarin), whose lineage can be traced directly to Qais Abdur Rashid, the legendary founder of the Pashtuns. vigorous people from Luni are from karez. Luni migrated from Qandahar to their present location during Durrani rule.
Balochistan is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. It is the largest province in terms of land area, forming the southwestern region of the country, but is the least populated. Its provincial capital and largest city is Quetta.
Quetta (Pashto: کوټه ; IPA [ˈKʰwəː tə]; Balochi: کویته;Urdu: کوئٹہ; [ˈkweːʈə]; formerly known as Shalkot is the provincial capital and largest city of the Province of Balochistan in Pakistan. It is also the 10th largest city of Pakistan. It was largely destroyed in the 1935 Quetta earthquake, but was rebuilt and has a population of 1,001,205 according to the census of 2017. Quetta is at an average elevation of 1,680 metres above sea level, making it Pakistan's only high-altitude major city. The city is known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan," due to the numerous fruit orchards in and around it, and the large variety of fruits and dried fruit products produced there.
The Kharoti are a Pashtun tribe of Ghilji origin, originating in the central part of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, but can be also found in other parts of the country. The Kharoti settled in Kharotabad in Quetta, British India around 1945.
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Luni or Lo(o)ni may refer to :
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Pashtun diaspora refers to ethnic Pashtuns who live outside their traditional homeland of Pashtunistan, which is south of the Amu River in Afghanistan and west of the Indus River in Pakistan. Pashtunistan is home to the majority of the Pashtun community. However, there are significant Pashtun diaspora communities in the Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan, in particular in the cities of Karachi and Lahore, in the Rohilkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan States of India. Smaller populations of Pashtuns are also found in other parts of India, Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Australia, Canada, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, and other parts of the world.
Zhmaryānī also known as Gumoriani, also called Jamaryani, Gumoriani, Zimaryani, Zimri or Mizri, is a Pashtun tribe in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Some Zhmaryani lineages live in Afghanistan. They are Musakhel Pashtuns.
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Malak Baran Khan Kudezai was a politician and Chief of the Marmakhel Tribe which consists of sub-tribes in Loralai i.e. Kudezai, Khadarzai, Malazai, Adhorhzai, Walizai, Alizai etc. He was also an active member of Loya jirga.
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The Nasar or Nasir Nasiri) tribe is an ethnic Pashtoon Ghilzai tribe mainly living in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nasar has mostly remained a nomadic tribe throughout history due to which it spread in the provinces of Kunar, Paktia, Laghman, Nangarhar and Ghazni province. The Nasar people also live in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region and Balochistan province . (History) It is said that the nasars come from the tribe of khiljis and are the descendants of Allaudin khilji but there is no evidence of that.The nasars have been part of various armies just like the kakars,kasis,tareens,barechs etc.
Harnai is the capital of Harnai District in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It was previously in Sibi District. It is located in the northeast of Balochistan province. The town is surrounded by the cities Ziarat, Loralai and the state capital, Quetta. The population is predominantly Pashtun followed by Baloch. Wanetsi, a unique and archaic dialect of Pashto, is spoken in the town. The town is inhabited by Marri, Bugti, Jamali, Babar Baloch tribes with Pashtuns as majority like the Kakars, Zamands, Sherani, Miani, Harifal and Babar.
Killa Saifullah, Qilla Saifullah, or Saifullah Killa is a district in northwestern Balochistan province, Pakistan. It was established as a district in 1988 comprising two former administrative units of Zhob District: the Upper Zhob sub-division and the sub-tehsil of Badinai, previously named Kashatoo and part of the subdistrict of Kakar Khurasan.
Luni, pronounced "Looni", is a village in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of the city of Sibi in Sibi District of Balochistan Province, at an altitude of 495 feet (151 m).
Arfa Siddiq Kakar, also spelled Arifa Siddique, is a politician and human rights activist from the town of Muslim Bagh in northern Balochistan, Pakistan. She is a supporter of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). From 2013 to 2018, she was a member of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan as a candidate from the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP). She comes from the Kakar tribe of Pashtuns.
2019 Loralai attack took place on 29 January 2019 in Loralai, Balochistan, Pakistan. Nine people were killed while 22 others were injured when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Deputy Inspector General's (DIG) office. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.
Mohammad Ibrahim Arman Loni, commonly known as Arman Loni, was a professor of Pashto literature, poet, and one of the leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). Arman died on February 2, 2019 after he and his sister, Wranga Loni, participated at a protest sit-in outside Loralai's Press Club. The four-day sit-in had been held by PTM activists to protest against the 2019 Loralai attack, in which eight policemen and a civilian had been killed by gunmen and suicide bombers affiliated with the Taliban on January 29. His family and PTM activists claimed that he was beaten by the police after the sit-in, after which a police officer struck him on the neck with a gun, causing him to collapse and die on his way to hospital. However, the medical superintendent of Quetta’s Civil Sandeman hospital, Saleem Abro, rejected the family's claim and said that the postmortem reports indicated no torture marks on his body. The police similarly claimed that the death was caused by a heart attack. On the other hand, in a parliamentary panel, the Pakistani senators Farhatullah Babar and Muhammad Ali Saif supported the allegations made by Arman's family and said that according to their information, the postmortem noted some critical marks in his brain, indicating that the head injury had caused some blood clots in the brain which led to his death. Mohsin Dawar, a Pakistani parliamentarian and PTM leader, said that an application to lodge a first information report (FIR) for the murder was submitted against the prime suspect assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Attaur Rehman Tareen. The police, however, refused to lodge an FIR, which was criticized by Shireen Mazari, the Human Rights Minister of Pakistan.
Wranga Loni is a human rights activist and writer from Sanjawi in northern Balochistan, Pakistan. She is one of the leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), and is also a founding member of the Waak Movement, which aims to bring political awareness among Pashtun women.
The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) has held public gatherings and marches in Bajaur, Quetta, Wanna, Peshawar, Lahore, Swat, Karachi, Dera Ismail Khan, Swabi, Bannu, Cologne, Tank, Khaisor, Bamyan, Miramshah, Loralai, Charsadda, Zhob, Chaman, and Bara.