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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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The Khattak Dance , Zulfiqar

Men dressed in bright and colourful traditional costumes, waving glittering swords in the air and swirling to the drumbeats and tunes of surnai is what Khattak dance is all about. Controlled footwork and flexible body movements on fast drumbeats with instantaneous sword swinging by a troupe involving men of all ages makes Khattak dance distinct from other folk dances of the Pakhtoons. . . . Read More

Dotani : Iranica , Daniel Balland

Dotani is a Pashtun tribe of the Lodhi confederation and is still mainly nomadic. The Dotan's have sometims been included among the Lohani tribes because of common migratory patterns. All indigenous accounts point to a wholly independent status, however a few sources have provided the best discussion of internal subdivisions of the tribe . . . Read More


Several days ago a new political structure Jabha Mili Afghanistan formed in Kabul. Its leading figures are Prof. Burhanudin Rabani, Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim, Sayed Mohammad Gulabzoi, Ahmadzia Masoud, General Abdul Rashid Dostum . . . Read More


بنګش په کرلاڼو کښي شامله طبقه ده. دا خلک په خالده افغانه هم مشور دي. ويل کيږي چي د دوي د مشر نيکه اسمعيل نوم وو. د هغه دوه ځامن وو چي نامي ېي ګار و سمل وو. لومړي دا خلک د زرمت په علاقه کښي په ګرديز پراته وو او د خپلو کورنيو جنګونو له امله کمزوري شول. . . . نور

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