Abdul Samad Khan’s Perceptions of Pashtoonistan


  • Aman Ullah
  • Dr. Kaleem Ullah Khan Barrech


Pashtuinstan, Abdul Samad Khan, Durand Line and Pak, Afghan Relations


Pak-Afghan border remain one of the important factor, which influenced
Pak-Afghan relation since the emergence of Pakistan. It is important to
highlight the significance of Durand line in historical perspective. At one
end Durand line is internationally agreed as border between Pakistan and
Afghanistan but on the other side time and again officials from
Afghanistan denied it. This resulted in the sparking of a movement in
Pashtun areas of Pakistan to undo Durand Line and include the Pashtun
areas of Pakistan in Afghanistan. This movement was named as
Pashtoonistan movement and it lasted basis in the province of KPK and
Balochistan. The main supporters of the moment were some Pashtun
nationalist, whom politically supported the idea of Pashtoonistan. This
paper is dealing with the perspective of Abdul Samad Khan Achekzai
regarding Pashtoonistan. Abdul Samad Achekzai was the pro-Pashtun
nationalist leader, whose political idea dominated Pashtun-nationalist
political perspective in Balochistan. This research aims to explore and
analyse the perceptions of Abdul Samad Khan Achekzai regarding
Pashtoonistan. This work is important as Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party
(PkMAP) inherited the legacy of Abdul Samad Khan and PkMAP is one of
the dominant political parties of Balochistan (Southern Pakhtunkhwa).

Author Biographies

Aman Ullah

Scholar of UOB 

Dr. Kaleem Ullah Khan Barrech

Professor in History Department UOB 


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