How many Punjabis moved to other parts of Pakistan after independence?

Devdas

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OK; makes sense.

Also, I'm presuming that Islamabad would also have a lot of job opportunities right now due to it being the capital of Pakistan, correct?



Yeah, that was probably a part of it.



Because Punjabis were not the elite of Pakistan, correct?
The first capital of Pakistan was Karachi, since 1956 Pakistan had a Punjabi dominated military government who wanted to move the capital near to their army headquarters in Rawalpindi, so Islamabad was created in outskirts of Rawalpindi. Although Muhajirs dominated the bureaucracy, Punjabis dominated the army. British preferred Punjabis to other ethnicity in their army because of the revolt of 1857 by sepoys.
 
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I thought that the main goal of Russian migration to other SSRs in the USSR was to help these other parts industrialize and develop?
That would have been the altruistic official line. A more pragmatic unwritten purpose possibly having been, to insert & gradually grow ethnic Russian demographic presence over as much of the USSR as possible, including the Turkic & Turko-Iranic states of Central Asia. Would have been understandable as a strategic long term political objective.
 
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Devdas

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Why is it the wealthiest? Because its huge population makes it an economic hub?
British preferred Punjabis in their army and they invested a lot of building canals all across Punjab(including Indian punjab), this brought agricultural boom. After the military coup of 1956, Punjabi also started to dominate the government while Bengalis were marginalized. Similarly, Baloch claims their natural gas and mineral reserve is looted by Punjab. Also, Shaheen didn't didn't mention Niazi's are ethnically Pashtun but Punjabis linguistically.
 
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Understood.

Also, off-topic, but why did a lot of Urdu-speaking Muhajirs move to Sindh rather than to Punjab? Was it because there was a lot of available properties in Sindh as a result of Hindu flight and also because they felt that they would be outsiders regardless of whether they'd settle in Punjab or Sindh?
 

Devdas

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Understood.

Also, off-topic, but why did a lot of Urdu-speaking Muhajirs move to Sindh rather than to Punjab? Was it because there was a lot of available properties in Sindh as a result of Hindu flight and also because they felt that they would be outsiders regardless of whether they'd settle in Punjab or Sindh?
Karachi was made the national capital so muhajirs preferred to settle in Karachi. Karachi was separated from Sindh, also then chief minister of Sindh opposed it, Jinnah removed him to claim Karachi as capital of the country, the loss of Karachi to outsiders lingers even to this day to Sindhis. Jinnah himself at numerous moments made a mockery of democracy.
 
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Karachi was made the national capital so muhajirs preferred to settle in Karachi. Karachi was separated from Sindh, also then chief minister of Sindh opposed it, Jinnah removed him to claim Karachi as capital of the country, the loss of Karachi to outsiders lingers even to this day to Sindhis. Jinnah himself at numerous moments made a mockery of democracy.
How'd Jinnah make a mockery of democracy?