From The Past Pages Of Dawn: 1948: Seventy-five years ago: Among the Pathans.

In the North-West Frontier of the Indian sub-continent, last week, new and happy history was made when the Prime Minister of Pakistan journeyed into the heart of the tribal territory and received spontaneous ovations ... on a scale unprecedented in tribal land.

Throughout their long rule, the British tried repeatedly to win the goodwill and co-operation of the indomitable inhabitants of these areas, but failed ... . [They] often created an illusion of peace on the Frontier but the proportion of money in their Defence budget which they had to spend on this area betrayed the truth. The tribal Pathans are Muslims first and last, and...

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