Afridis

Afridis

 

(self-designation, Apridi), a group of Pushtun tribes, living in West Pakistan. They number approximately 500,000 (1967 estimate). They speak a dialect of East Pashto of the Iranian family of languages and practice Sunni Islam. They have preserved vestiges of a clan-tribal way of life. The Afridis engage in cattle breeding and agriculture. They participated in the anti-British uprising in Peshawar and its environs.

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Painda Cheena is a large village in the area dominated by the Zakhakhel Afridis in Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber tribal district.
'I am sure our youth will not disappoint you and there are many Wasim Akrams, Shahid Afridis and Javed Miandads waiting to be discovered,' he said.
Afridi is often asked if he is related to iconic all-rounder Shahid Afridi and patiently explains: "Afridis are a clan of Pathans, that is where the name comes from.
US officials say Afridis imprisonment is a priority issue.
Sherani tribe is living in FR DI Khan, Bettanis' in both FR Tank and Lakki, Wazir in FR Bannu, Afridis' in both FR Kohat and Peshawar.
In his narrative of Mountstuart Elphinstone's deputation to the Afghan court in 1808, Sir Olaf Caroe takes note of the Darra (the Pass) of the Adam Khel Afridis and their rifle factories in Zharghun Khel.
The governor said that repatriation of Siph tribe of Afridis' clan would start from January 12 and Bara Industrial Centre would be opened from February 1.
The idea of collective responsibility' has been articulated by John Coke who was the officer in-charge of Kohat Pass Afridis. He laid down the procedure in certain critical situation and in case of trouble thus: to close the Pass at once, seize all the Afridis to be found in the Peshawar and Kohat districts, put the men in jail, sell their cattle, stop all Pass allowances held by the Afridis, and, when the matter is settled, cause all losses to be made good, not from their confiscated allowances, but from the allowances made from the time they may commence" (Sarfraz, 2010, p.
But since Tirah is a "Sacred homeland of all Afridis, they are loath to defile it by opening it up to any outside presence or influence".22
Along with Haji sahib, Mulla Chaknawar in Mohamand, Mulla Sandaki and Mulla Babra in Swat and Bajaur, Mulla Sayyid Akbar, Mulla Mahmud Akhunzada among the Afridis, were also assisting in spreading the message of jihad.
Those of Waziristan alone for months had pinned down no fewer than 50,000 troops of the Imperial forces in sanguinary war-fare.} Others from nearby soon followed; Wazirs, Daurs, Bhittanis, Khattaks, Turis and some Afridis from farther north.
Yes, a referendum was promised, but that promise itself was breached when the Afridis hared down Muzzafarabad road in their quest to make a tryst with the Valley of Kashmir.