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Ancient Gakhar Monuments in Islamabad
The Pharwala Fort is believed to have been built by Sultan Kaigohar Gakhar in the 11th century. This is the most fabled fort in Islamabad territory. Sultan Kaigohar was an associate of Sultan Mehmood of Ghazna.
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Located on the outskirts of Rawalpindi in Pothohar, the fort was constructed in the early 16th century by Gakhars, a designated warrior clan raised by local tribes to defend the Pothohar plateau.
Prejudice engendering violence
Kashmiri Butts, Bhats, Dhars or Daars are from the Brahman origin. In Punjab Dutts, Panch, Mohals are also their descendants. Some Gakhars-Janjuas claim to be descendants of Brahmans but that is not correct Gakhars were a Rajput tribe.
Chaudhrys, Rajgans wrestle to grab NA-52
islamabad - It would again turn out to be a contest between the Chaurhdys and Rajgans in National Assembly constituency NA-52, a typical Potohar region constituency mainly comprising rural areas but also have a sizeable urban vote-bank as well.
On caste and the Pakistan army
In the banal and mind-numbing backdrop of op-ed pages across the country, Aakar Patel's recent piece on the civil-military imbalance in Pakistan (Express Tribune: Of Punjab's partition, castes & martial races) was a refreshing departure from convention.

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