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n. pl. Hazara or Ha·zar·as
A member of a Dari-speaking, predominantly Shiite people of central Afghanistan.

[Persian hazāra, from hazār, thousand, troop of a thousand soldiers, from Middle Persian, thousand, from Old Iranian *hazahram; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]
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ABBOTTABAD -- WAPDA Hazara region was facing acute shortage of technical and clerical staff as 1235 posts were lying vacant, said president Hydro Union Hazara region Jameel Tanooli while talking to reporter here Thursday.
HARIPUR -- The users of Hazara Motorway have complained about the 'unauthorised' collection of tax by private contractors at makeshift toll plazas.
Talking to Hazara Journalists Association, he expressed satisfaction over role which was being played by media in the country.
HARIPUR -- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday inaugurated the 47-kilometre-long Burhan-Shah Maqsood Interchange of Hazara Motorway, which will connect northern areas with major seaports in the country's South.
This is the main reason why Shia Hazara businessmen, professionals and students from Quetta are leaving for Pakistan's big cities: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
BEHIND VENICE LUXURY- a Hazara in Italy pictures the struggles of a Hazara refugee who came to Italy ten years ago and despite all problems for refugees in this country, today he is integrated into Italian society.
PESHAWAR -- Peshawar and Hazara cemented their respective position for winning the overall trophy of the ongoing KP Under-23 Inter-Regional Male and Female Games continued on different venues.
Tehreek-i Sooba Hazara has demanded development projects for all districts of Hazara division under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
by Pajhwok Report on 30 June, 2014 - 18:52 LONDON (Pajhwok): The Pakistani government should adopt all measures to stop Sunni extremist groups in Balochistan province from committing further killings and other abuses against Hazara and other Shia Muslims, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday.
The victims were of the Hazara ethnic group, a people who live in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and have suffered a wave of killings over the past six months in Pakistan.
Nearly a decade later, the local Hazara people have returned to the area but, with many of their homes destroyed, some have been forced to live in small, cold caves once inhabited by Buddhist monks
Speaking on the floor of the assembly, the minister rejected the outcry of the leaders of the Hazara Sooba Committee on the report.