Pakistani Rajputs





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Published on Jul 4, 2009

Muslim Rajputs مسلمان راجپوت, Musalman Rajputs are Muslims belonging to the Rajput tribe. Muslim Rajputs are highly dominant and renowned royal warrior of Pakistan and Northern India.

Muslim Rajput avidly take parts in politics and work as Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, Governor of Provinces and official Ministers. such as Muhammad Ali Jinnah the father of Pakistan and his sister Fatima Jinnah the mother of Pakistan belongs to Bhatia clan of Rajput from Paneli village in Gondal state in Kathiawar. first elected prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto belongs to Bhutto clan of Sindhi Rajput tribe who served as the President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973 and as Prime Minister from 1973 to 1977. and his daughter Benazir Bhutto also having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (19881990; 19931996). M. Feroz Khan Noon the 7th Prime Minister of Pakistan belongs to Noon clan of Rajput from Sargodha, Punjab. Muhammad Khan Junejo the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan was Junejo Rajput from Tharparkar, Sindh. In Azad Kashmir's political scene, the Rajputs have been major players. Arguably the leading politician in Azad Kashmir is Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan belongs to Kashmiri Rajput tribe who served as Prime Minister and President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Muslim Rajputs, being recognised in history as the warrior aristocracy, prior to this they were designated by the British Empire as a Martial Race and recruited into the Imperial Army. Muslim Rajputs naturally engaged in the Pakistani military in strong numbers, reaching ranks of Generals and the highest grade of Chief of Staff such as 7th Chief of Army Staff General Tikka Khan, Narma, Rajput and the 10th Chief of Army Satff General Asif Nawaz Khan Janjua.

The term Rajput is traditionally applied to the original Suryavanshi, Chandravanshi and Agnivanshi clans, the ancient ruling dynasties of India.

[edit] Muslim conquest of South Asia

The history of the Muslim Rajput coincides with the Muslim Conquest of India. At the time of arrival of Islam, the north and western regions of India were ruled by Rajput clans. The Rajputs and Muslim armies fought many battles for the control of South Asia. Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni conquered the regal power of Rajput Maharaja Jayapala Shahi of the North Western Indian region by 1026, through successive battles.

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