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Zarkun, Jawwad Khan Marwat
Monday, March 2 2015

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

Naghar, Jawwad Khan Marwat
Monday, March 2 2015

Naghars are Ghurghast Afghans being descended from Naghar, one of the four sons of Danai, son of Ismael, nicknamed Gurghast and so akin to Kakar, Dawai and Parnai.They once held all the hill country from near Nigaha or Sakhi sarwar pass to the south comprsising the Southern parts of the Koh-i-Siyah or Suleiman range, where it trends to the west and is much mixed up with lower ranges of Koh-i-Surkh or red range. . . . Read More

Sunday, March 1 2015

Ahmad Shah Durrani was attempting to form alliance of muslim Central Asian khanates and Kazaks in order to mount military campaign against the Qing expansion into Central Asia. The powerful Muslim ruler was upset at the murder of Muslim saints, the Kashghar Khojas . . . Read More

Saturday, February 28 2015

Afghans made a marked progress during Tughlaq period.Due to position as Sadah amirs, large number of Afghan zamindars emerged during the latter part of 14th century.Tthe Tughlaq rulers had to rely increasingly on Afghans for their armies. . . . Read More

Saturday, February 28 2015

An account of the life of social worker and civil contractor Khan Mir Aslam Khan Khattak of Shaidu village, Nowshera. The write-up also presents a pictorial account of some step-based water-wells constructed by him. . . . Read More

Saturday, February 28 2015

A write-up shedding light on the illustrious career of Ghulam Faruque Khan Khattak; founder of Khattak Group under which industries such as Cherat Cement, Unicol, etc. are operating. . . . Read More

Khajjak, Jawwad Khan Marwat
Friday, February 27 2015

"Balochan-i-Marri bar koh minazand, wa mardumi Khajjak dar maidani goi shujaat mi rubayand" Translated from Persian in English language the- proverb will read as follows - "Marri Baloch are proud of their mountains whereas Khajjaks are proud of their bravery in the plain area. . . . Read More

Nehru in Waziristan, Jawwad Khan Marwat
Thursday, February 26 2015

The main purpose of Nehru's visit to NWFP was to boost the morale of the Congress and push their cause on the Frontier. This was against the advice of the governor , Sir Olaf Caroe, and the Viceroy. When Nehru arrived at Peshawer Airport, he was greeted by a large and hostile league demonstration. It was an ugly situation and he had to be taken out through a back door. Nehru then visited Tribal areas . . . Read More


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Matter of Identity , Dr. Sher Zaman Taizai

The NWFP assembly at long last, passed the historic resolution on November 13, calling for naming this nameless province of Pakistan as Pakhtunkhwa. This day and event will be included as a golden chapter in the long and turbulent history of Pakhtuns, for which the provincial assembly deserves gratitude. The North West Frontier Province is not a name but identification of a geographical locality. . . . Read More


Mohmand Agency is the most heavily populated Agency. According to the the 1998 census, its population stood at 3,92,000 with a fairly high density of 171 persons per square kilometre and extremely un-favourable land-man ratio. The agency was created in 1951 before which the Mohmand Tribes were administered by the Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar. Until 1973 the headquarters of the Mohmand agency were in Peshawar when they were moved to Ekkagund. . . . Read More

Babori : Iranica , Daniel Balland

BABORI, a Pakhtun tribe originally from the Suleiman mountains, now widely dispersed. Its principal territory lies in Pakistan on the border between the Northwest Frontier Province and Baluchistan, extending over the Suleiman mountains into the Derajat foothills around Chaudhwan, where certain lineages are said to have been domiciled since the . . . Read More


همدا ورځ وه. د فرورۍ د مياشتې څلورمه نېټه، چې مرګ د پښتو ادب د يؤ ځلاند ستوري، د پښتو په تنقيدي ادب کښې د نويو لارو پرانيستونکي اؤ د پښتو اؤ پښتون د نظريې يؤ ياد شخصيت قلندر مومند دا غږ واورېد چې . . . نور

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