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OPF Boys College Islamabad

OPF Boys College Islamabad is an educational institution located in the centre of Islamabad, Pakistan. The college is run as a project of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation. The college started functioning on 12 September 2001.

Overseas Pakistani

Overseas Pakistanis refers to Pakistani people who live outside of Pakistan. These include citizens that have migrated to another country as well as people born abroad of Pakistani descent. According to the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Hum ...

Saraiki diaspora

The Saraiki diaspora refers to the dispersing of ethnic Saraikis from Pakistans Saraiki-speaking region to other parts of the world. The Saraikis are one of the largest ethnic groups to collectively migrate from Pakistan. The total Saraiki popula ...

Banke Mian

Bankay Mian or Bankay Mian Qawwal is a computer animated character of Pakistani television channel Express News. As evident from his name, he appears as a Qawwal on television. Bankay Mian expresses his views on politics, current affairs or other ...

Uncle Sargam

Uncle Sargam is a puppet character that first appeared in the Pakistani childrens television show Kaliyan, aired on PTV in 1976. Uncle Sargam was created and voiced by the award-winning puppeteer and television director Farooq Qaiser. Uncle Sarga ...

Jam Feroz

Nasir al-Din Abu al-Fatah Firuz Shah II, son of Jam Nizam al-Din commonly known as Jam Feroz, was the last ruler of the Samma Dynasty of Sindh. Jam Feroz proved himself a weak ruler of Samma and lost his kingdom to Arguns, thus Sindh came under f ...

Jam Raidhan

Jam Raidhan Urdu: جام رائےدھن ‎. On Sikandar’s death, Raidhan became the 13th Jam Sultan of Sindh. He ruled the Sindh from 1444-1453 A.D, from the ocean to Kajur, Mullee, and Khoondee, the boundaries of Matheluh, and Oobawruh. Historians have dif ...

Jam Sanjar

Jam Sanjar Urdu جام سنجر بن بابينه: On Rainah’s death, Sanjar became the Jam of Sind. He is said to have been a very handsome person, and on that account was constantly attended by a large number of persons, who took pleasure in remaining in his ...

Jam Tamachi

Jam Khairuddin Al-Maroof Jam Tamachi bin Jam Unar was a famous ruler of Sindh. He belonged to the Unar tribe of Sindh, Pakistan.

Mehmud Khurd

Sultan Mehmud Khurd was the last ruler of the sarkar of Pakhli in Hazara, Pakistan. One of his brothers, Sultan Qiassuddin, was Wali-e-Tanawal, and the Wali-e-Upper Tanawal was Sultan Sahwaj. His brother, Sultan Muqarrab, was Wali-e-Dhamtor.

Raja Salban

Raja Salban was a king of the Indian subcontinent in the 2nd century millenium CE, who is believed to have founded the fort of Sialkot. Sialkot is now in the Punjab province of Pakistan, near the countrys north eastern border with India. Raja Sal ...

Sadiq-ur-Rashid Ibrahim Abbasi

S.M. Abbasi, also known as Lieutenant-General Sahibzada Muhammad Sadiq ur-Rashid Ibrahim Abbasi, was a Pakistani general, Governor of Sindh and member of Bahawalpur royal family.

Muhammad Ilyas Ghuman

Muhammad Ilyas Ghuman is a Pakistani cleric, Islamic preacher, and columnist who is the head of Ahl-e-Sunnat Ittehad. Ghuman runs a religious school in Pakistan and is involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan and Kashmir.

Maqbool Hussain

Maqbool Hussain was a Pakistani veteran who had spent four decades in Indian prisons. He was wounded in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 and subsequently was taken prisoner by Indian troops. He was released in 2005 after spending 40 years in Indian ...

Junayd ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Murri

Junayd ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Murri was the Arab governor of Sindh from 723-726 A.D. He started invading Indian kingdoms. After subduing Sindh, Junayd sent campaigns to various parts of India. The justification was that these parts had previously p ...

Safina Saima Khar

Safina Saima Khar is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from 2008 to 2013 on the reserved seat for women on the ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party.

Yousaf Baig Mirza

Yousaf Baig Mirza is a Pakistani who served as a Special Assistant on Media to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, as CEO of Express Media Group and as Managing Director of Pakistan Television.

Nasir al-Din Muhammad Qarlugh

Nasir al-Din Muhammad Qarlugh, or Nasir al-dunya wal din al-malik al-muazzam Muhammad bin Hassan Qarlugh, was the son of Saif al-Din al-Hasan Qarlugh, founder of the Qarlughid Dynasty. hes ethnic Turkic and Hazara Muhammad Qarlugh succeeded his f ...

List of Pakistani scientists

Peter Finke, particle physicist Umar Saif, computer scientist Nergis Mavalvala, astrophysicist Samar Mubarak Mand, nuclear physicist Nazir Ahmed, nuclear physicist Ishfaq Ahmad, nuclear physicist Muhammad Suhail Zubairy, physicist in quantum opti ...

Philoxenus Anicetus

Philoxenus Anicetus was an Indo-Greek king who ruled in the region spanning the Paropamisade to Punjab. Philoxenus seems to have been quite an important king who might briefly have ruled most of the Indo-Greek territory. Bopearachchi dates Philox ...

Sher Muhammad Qusab

Sher Muhammad Qusab, also called "the Official Butcher of Swat", was a leader of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan during the War in North-West Pakistan. He had a bounty of 10 million rupees on his head, and was known for killing civilians and police ...

Muhammad Rafiq (brigadier)

Muhammad Rafiq, Brig., was the Commandant of Military College Jhelum. In his times the name of the institution changed from King George Royal Indian Military School to Military College Jhelum. A biography of him, Kirdar Saz, was written by Saeed ...

Rai Sahiras II

Not to be confused with Siharas, ruler of Kannauj during the same period. Rai Sahiras II was the second-last Buddhist ruler of the Rai Dynasty during early the 7th century. The Emperors of this dynasty were great patrons of Hinduism and Buddhism. ...

Sarfraz Sattar

Lieutenant-General Sarfraz Sattar HI is retired three star Pakistani army general who had the post of Director General Strategic Plans Division. Now Colonel Commandant Armoured Corps. Previously he commanded II Corps, Multan. Before that he was G ...

Palauan Americans

Palauan Americans are Americans of Palauan descent. According to the 2010 census, there are about 7.450 Americans of Palauan origin. Since the late 1940s, many Palauans have emigrated abroad. In 1953, about a hundred people from Palau founded the ...

Palestinian diaspora

The Palestinian diaspora, part of the wider Arab diaspora, are Palestinian people living outside the region of Palestine.

Palestinian Australians

Palestinian Australians are Australian citizens of Palestinian origin or Palestinian immigrants who live in Australia. There are an estimated 7.000 Palestinians in Australia.

Palestinian Americans

Palestinian Americans, are Americans who are of full or partial Palestinian descent. It is unclear when the first Palestinian immigrants arrived into the United States. Later immigrants came to the country fleeing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestinian Return Centre

The Palestinian Return Centre is a UK-based advocacy group established in 1996 in London. It is an" independent consultancy focusing on the historical, political and legal aspects of the Palestinian Refugees”. In July 2015, PRC was given consulta ...

Palestinians in Pakistan

Palestinians in Pakistan once compromised a population of 8.000 during the 1970s. Now, however, the community has considerably reduced to figures ranging between 400 and 500, and only a partial number of families still remain in the country. Most ...

Barghouti clan

Barghouti is the surname of a prominent Muslim Palestinian family. Many members are involved in Palestinian politics and mainly come from Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorates most prominent towns of Aboud, Kobar and Bani Zeid.

El-Issa family

The El-Issa Family is a Arab Christian family that emerged from Jaffa, Palestine in the 20th century. The family is known for its intellect, politics and literature, its members Issa El-Issa and his cousin Yousef El-Issa were the among the first ...

Hilles clan

The Helles clan is a Palestinian extended family that became known in 2008 for its violent conflict with the de facto Hamas military government in the Gaza Strip. It is politically aligned with the Fatah party, which controls the politics of the ...

Jarrar clan

Jarrar is a large Palestinian clan that served as rural landlords and tax-collectors in the Jenin area during Ottoman rule in Palestine. During this era, they were the most powerful of the rural clans in Palestines central highlands.

Jayyusi clan

Al-Jayyusi is a prominent Palestinian business and political family whose members acted as rulers, local lords, army generals and tax collectors since the 15th century. They were the traditional leaders of the Bani Sab subdistrict, which included ...

Khalidi family

Khalidi or al-Khalidi is a prominent and politically active Palestinian Arab family from the Bani Khalid tribal confederation. They were primarily based in Jerusalem.

Nashashibi clan

Nashashibi is the name of a prominent Palestinian family based in Jerusalem. After the First World War, during the British period, Raghib al-Nashashibi was Mayor of Jerusalem 1920–1934. A branch of the family, Al Hassani, are reputed to have move ...

Palestinian families

There are numerous prominent Palestinian families who have contributed to the society, politics and economy of historical Palestine. Usage of the term Palestinian tribe is relatively uncommon and has differed depending on context. One refers to a ...

Qudwa

Al-Qudwa, also spelled, al-Qudwah, Kudwah, Qidwa, is a famous family of notables in the city of Gaza in the State of Palestine of the Ashraf class. The family is also known as Arafat, Arafat al-Qudwa or Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini.

Shawish clan

Shawish is a large and widespread Palestinian family originated from the Damascus Gate neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. Shawish as a surname is also widely used throughout the world. Other families with the Shawish surname originated from Saudi A ...

Shurrab family

The Shurrab family is a family in Khan Younis and Gaza in the Palestinian territories, which had 2 members killed by the Israel Defense Forces on 16 January 2009 during the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict. A son, Amer Shurrab, attended Middlebury ...

Al-Zayadina

Al-Zayadina were an Arab clan based in the Levant. They were well known for being the clan of Zahir al-Umar, who ruled a semi-autonomous sheikhdom in the Galilee and other parts of Palestine in the 18th century. They were Sunni Muslims and affili ...

2014 Gaza war beach bombing incidents

The 2014 Gaza war beach bombing incidents refers to two incidents that took place during the 2014 Gaza War on 9 and 16 July. In the first incident, Israeli missiles killed 9 youths while they were following the 2014 World Cup series on TV; in the ...

List of Israeli strikes and Palestinian casualties in the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

This is a list of individual Israel Defense Forces /Israeli Air Force operations in Operation Protective Edge, which began on 8 July 2014, naming the targets and casualties. After Israels unilateral disengagement from Gaza in 2005, and following ...

Baha Abu al-Ata

Baha Abu al-Ata was a leader of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine. On 12 November 2019, the Israeli Defence Forces killed Abu al-Ata and his wife in a targeted killing, four of their children and a neighbour were also reportedly injured. The ki ...

Bahaa Abu el-Atta

Bahaa Abu el-Atta was a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine. He and his wife were killed by an Israeli airstrike on November 12, 2019. Aged 42, Abu el-Atta was undergoing what some described as a "heroic act" at the time o ...

Issa Batran

Issa Abdul-Hadi Al-Batran was one of the leaders of Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas armed wing. He was killed by Israeli airstrike on July 30, 2010 at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said that the targets were terr ...

Ramez Harb

Ramez Harb was a Palestinian militant and commander. He was the second high commander killed in the Israeli offensive in the mid-November 2012.

Tawfik Jaber

Tawfik Jaber was the chief of police in Gaza, and was one of the most prominent figures among those killed on the first day of the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict. Jaber was originally affiliated with the Palestinian nationalist Palestinian politi ...

2002 Metzer attack

Sirhan Arabic: سرحان سرحان, died 2003 was a Palestinian responsible for an attack on the Israeli Kibbutz community Metzer on November 10, 2002, in which he killed five Israeli civilians, including He was reportedly a member of Tanzim, an armed wi ...