In paternal analysis, the DNAs of majority persons were found matching with people of Central Asia, South Asia and Eastern Europe while in maternal analysis the majority DNAs were found similar to the people of Euro Asian and some with Eastern and South Asian origin. – Reuters Photo

PESHAWAR: The Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) of majority people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA matching the inhabitants of Central & South Asia and Eastern Europe while the DNA of Peshawarits is similar to the residents of Kandahar and North Afghanistan.

This has been stated by Professor Mohammad Naeem of the department of Computer Science while speaking on a seminar titled Pashtun Ethnogenisus in light of DNA study here in Area Study Centre of the University of Peshawar.

A large number of students and teachers of the university attended the seminar.

He said that according to the studies conducted by City University of the US state of Florida and Southern Afghanistan, the DNA of the nationals of the neighbouring countries are matching with each other. He said that the DNA of the majority of people of the Southern Afghanistan is matching with the residents of the South-Western Russia while in Northern Afghanistan this ratio is nominal.

Professor Naeem said that during the year 2011, South Korea taken the DNA of 270 persons of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA for geneses study and they are analyzed on both paternal and maternal lines.

In paternal analysis, the DNAs of majority persons were found matching with people of Central Asia, South Asia and Eastern Europe while in maternal analysis the majority DNAs were found similar to the people of Euro Asian and some with Eastern and South Asian origin.

On a study conducted on the geneses research of the residents of Kandahar their DNAs were found similar to he DNAs of North Afghanistan and Peshawar.

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