Arab Gul Khattak belonged to the Darish Khel village of Karak. Initially he was a soldier in the British-Indian army. After committing honour killing, he was forced to seek refuge in Waziristan where he created a gang of raiders. He looted wealthy Hindu traders of Karak and kidnapped them for ransom. It is said that he used to help poor and needy people and enjoyed Robinhood like reputation in Karak. Once he raided Karak town with a few hundred men and looted Hindu houses there for two days.