After renaming of NWFP to Khyber Pakhtunkhwah, Tehreek e Soba Hazara (Hazara Province Movement) started with full swing and people in all districts of Hazara including Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan and Batgram came forward to demand a separate province with the name of Soba Hazara. This movement further intensified when police killed a few peaceful protestants in Abbottabad. Interestingly, this movement was supported and backed by all political and religious parties of Hazara except PML-N. Key leaders of Tehreek e Soba Hazara who gave a momentum to the movement were Baba Haider Zaman, Gohar Ayub Khan, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob, Aman Ullah Khan Jadoon, Dr. Azhar Jadoon, Shahjahan Yousuf, Sardar Yousuf etc.
With the passage of time, some differences were created among the parties which were demanding Soba Hazara as Baba Haider Zaman wanted all the forces to come under one flag and for this purpose, he registered a new political party with the name of Tehreek e Soba Hazara. This registration wasn't made by taking all the stake holders in confidence and as a result, Sardar Yousuf and his son Shahjahan Yousuf, who belong to PML-Q and come from district Mansehra, decided to separate themselves from Baba Haider Zaman and they have announced their own faction to continue this movement under the leadership of Sardar Yousuf. This split in the Tehreek e Soba Hazara leaders came in the month of Ramadan and now both groups, one headed by Baba Haider Zaman and other by Sardar Yousuf and Shahjahan Yousuf are playing their separate games of words and statements.
Below are some latest updates about Soba Hazara Tehreek from newspapers of Abbottabad:
Dr Azhar Jadoon, who is one of the prominent leaders of Tehreek e Soba Hazara, is now in the group headed by Baba Haider Zaman and in his fresh statement in a joint press conference with Sardar Waqar Nabi said that those who are playing a game of governance by forgetting Soba Hazara cause have no future: