Haji Sahib of Turangzai

Haji Sahib of Turangzai (whose real name was Fazal Wahid) (b. 1858 d. December 14, 1937) was a Pashtun freedom fighter and social worker in the late 19th century and early 20th century.Haji Sahib, who defeated the British forces at Karapa, was a follower of Sheikhul Hind Maulana Mahmoodul Hasan, a prominent scholar of Darul … Read more

Hindus of Bannu

The Hindus were much equally scattered throughout all parts of the district except the Waziri tracts, in which there were very few. Of the 30,000 in the district in 1877-78, fully two-thirds were engaged in trade, the rest gained a living as agriculturists in different villages. The majority had been Aroras (Kirars), the rest being … Read more

Mir Mast Khan Afridi, a forgotten hero

A forgotten Pashtun hero is Jemadar Mir Mast Khan Afridi who defected the British-Indian army and joined the cause of Ottoman Caliphate in First World War. He was a Qambar-Khel Afridi from Tirah. In 1914 his unit 58th Frontier Force (Vaughan’s Rifles) was shipped to France as part of the Indian Infantry Corps, which played … Read more