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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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Zarkuns are offshoots of Pannis. In late 16th century , they occupied Kohlu, Mamand Khan Kot, Gamboli and the neighboring hills under their Sardar Firoz Khan. . . . Read More

بنګښ ، منشي احمد جان

نن پرون د بنګښو درې لوئ لوئ قامونه دي، يعني ميران زي، سامل زي، او بائي زي. د 1931ء په مردم شمارئي کښ بنګښ وو چې نيم په کرمه کښ اوسېږي او نيم په کوهاټ کښ. څه په کښ شيعه ګان دي او څه سنيان. د برې کرمې ټول بنګښ او سامل زي او د هنګو څه . . . نور


که ده ځلمو نه پوره نه شوه
فخر افغانه جينکښي به دي ګټينه

Tappa (Landay) is a form of folk poetry and consist of couplets; the first one consists of nine syllables and the second thirteen. This format of poetry is described by some to consist of one and one half verses. The author of such couplets is generally unknown. Some of them have names of authors or national figures and heroes attached . . . Read More


DI Khan is 340 km south of Peshawar and with the partly constructed Indus Highway, the journey time is around five hours from Peshawar. Surrounding this district is Fort Sandeman in Balochistan to the South, Suleiman Mountains of Waziristan to the West, Punjab to the East, and Lakki Marwat to the North. Dera Ismail Khan is a fairly large, sprawling oasis and it is the last major town in the south of the North West Frontier Province. . . . Read More

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