The famed Rohilla clans were mainly drawn from Pashtun tribes. They migrated from their barren surroundings in the Hindukush and, its extension, the Koh-e-Suleiman, to the fertile lands of North India in the post-Aurangzeb Völkerwanderung. Some of them were attracted by – and wandered into – the turmoil and vacuum of central India where their […] The post Syed Ali Hamid’s New Book Focuses On Sahibzada Yaqoob Khan’s Life As Prisoner And Future Diplomat appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Sahibzada Yaqub Khan was appointed commander Eastern Command in the dark and dismal days of 1970, when the Eastern Wing of the country was up in arms and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the uncrowned king of East Pakistan and his Six Point program was the demand of almost every Bengali. Under immense public pressure, the […] The post Conscientious Objector And Unsung Hero: General Sahibzada Yaqub Khan appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Over five decades have passed since East Pakistan seceded, after terrible carnage and a bruising civil war, marking the period a shameful chapter in Pakistan’s history. The painful story has been recounted in various books and historical documents. Among the books written soon after the civil war, The Last Days of United Pakistan, by G.W. […] The post Secession Of East Pakistan In Retrospect appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.