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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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An attractive feature of the Pukhtoon way of life is the joint family system which signifies their deep love for the family's solidarity and welfare. The desire of communal life emanates from a consideration of economic security and integrity. All the family members, even . . . Read More

Buzkashi is a game that dates itself into Afghan antiquity. The name Buzkashi, literally translated means "goat killing" suggest it was derived from hunting mountain goats by champions on horseback. Today the rider (or team) who is able to pitch a dead calf across a goal line first wins. The game . . . Read More

چادرۍ څه کانې دې وکړې ، معلم صلاح الدين

په کندهار، وزيرستان، مردان او ځينو نورو ځايونو کې د طالبانو او القاعده قوماندانان په چادريانو کې د تښتېدو پر مهال نيول شوي وو، ويل کېږي چې د ملاکنډ مولانا صوفي محمد هم چې کله په زرګونو بې سواده او دوکه شوي پښتانه د افغانستان شمال . . . نور

The historic town of Chakdarra in Dir District lies on the ancient route from Central Asia to India on the bank of Swat River. It is about 130 kilometers from Peshawar and 48 kilometers from Saidu Sharif. As far as the origin of the name is concerned, Dr A. H. Dani opines that it could be "Chakradhara" the wielder of wheel, which is one of names of Hindi God Vishnu. Some scholars say that the name could have been coined from the "Chakas", a local tribe that dwelt here. . . . Read More

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