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Sunday, March 6 2016

The morning telephone call is generally not without peril. If it is from official source it brings about some message of official emergency and when it is from family or friends circles, it is normally indicative of somewhat more urgent situation. But this Friday's call from family back in Tank proved tragic when I was told that our popular tribal leader Malik Mohammad Qarib took his last breath just a few moments back and his funeral ceremony would be performed at around 2:30 pm soon after Friday Prayers. . . . Read More

14 اکتوبر 2015

Get to Know Pashtun Tribes
Updated: Now contains 135 153 tribes

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Friday, April 10 2015

In the winter of 1837, Sikhs under their general Hari Singh Nalwa occupied the fortress of Jamrud at the entrance of Khyber. The Amir ordered his son Mohammed Akbar Khan to proceed to Khaibar, and then he reinforced him by means of his eldest son, Mohammed Afzal Khan . . . Read More

Friday, April 10 2015

Lawrence about Miranshah, "Round us....are low bare porcelain-coloured hills, with....a broken-bottle skyline....the quietness is so intense that i rub my ears, wondering if i am going deaf" . . . Read More

Friday, April 10 2015

The account of the founder of Rohilkhand. . . . Read More

Friday, April 10 2015

In 1463-64 A.D, Ahmad khan Bhatti, who had acquired great power in the country of Sindh, and had 20,000 cavalry under him, revolted against the Governor of Multan .The Langah governor of Multan complained to Bahlul Lodhi against the aggression of Ahmad Khan Bhatti . . . Read More

Friday, April 10 2015

Khan Gaju was Malik Ahmad's successor, he formed a great confederation of Khashi tribes and ruled over large tracts of present day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, tribal areas , Potohar, Kunar and Kafiristan. . . . Read More

Friday, April 10 2015

Even Folklore, traditions and legends are singularly silent about the races who inhabited the Frontier prior to Pashtun invasions. . . . Read More


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Prangi , Khan Barmazid

Ibrahim alias Lodhi had three sons, Siarnaey, Niazaey and Dotanaey. Prangaey, the Siarnaey's eldest son, is progenitor of the Prangi tribe that consists of a number of tribes, Malik Shahu and his great grandson Sultan Bahlol, the first Pashtun sovereign of Delhi, descended from this line . . . Read More

The Marwats , Sher Muhammad Mohmand

A 150 page reference book on the "Marwat" tribe, written by Sher Muhammad Mohmand has been uploaded. The book was first published in July of 1999 whence the author was serving as a Deputy Commissioner of Chitral. It also contains a foreword by Rustam Shah Mohmand, then Chief-Secretary, Govt. of N-W.F.P, and prologue by Abdur Rahim Majzoob . . . Read More

The Buddha of Swat , Noor Jehan Mecklai

In Mumbai, recently I bought an extremely charming Buddha, seated with several little children on a buffalo that plodded through the grassy country side. One might call it "Buddha Takes a Holiday", yet it reminds me of how the 24-year-old Dalai Lama, fleeing from Tibet and badly stricken with fever, finally crossed the Indian border on the back of a dzo, a creature half yak and half buffalo. . . . Read More

نہرو شیپ کوہاٹی چپل ، خائستہ میر

کوہاٹ میں بننے والی کوہاٹی چپل کے متعلق تو شاید بہت لوگ جانتے ہوں لیکن بہت کم لوگ جانتے ہوں گے کہ اس کی ایک مقبول شکل نہرو شیپ بھی ہے۔ . . . مزيد

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