Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tribesmen and Soldiers of Pakistan in 1947………………..from LIFE

A nostalgic past. These tribals and men from KP were undoubtedly
motivated by leadership of Jinnah and nationalism. Today with the
ascending ladder of corruption and miss-perception of exclusivity in
our leadership together with the hell created in tribal lands, I
wonder if we will ever see such motivation and nationalism ever again
??
An old english quote "friends come and go , while enemies accumulate"

In December 1947: Tribesmen & Soldiers Of Pakistan getting ready for
the First Kashmir War in Rawalpindi and in Peshawar……………………….

Moslems gathering in Cunninham Gardens at the Khyber House for the
first Jirga (tribal assembly) at Moslem League meeting, at which a
tribe acceded to the Government of Pakistan

Peshawar: Crowd of Afridi tribesmen getting paid their allowance of 2
rupees by Asst. political officer Faridullah (R) as they leave the
first jirga (tribal assembly) on the lawn of the Khyber House, home of
the political agent of the region.

Rawalpindi: Members of the newly formed Pakistani Security Guard
marching past troops of the regular Pakistani Army during parade
review for Pakistan's new leader Mohammed Ali Jinnah, who did not
attend due to illness.

Rawalpindi: Members of the newly-formed Pakistani Security Guard
standing at attention during parade review for Pakistan's Leader
Jinnah who did not attend due to illness.

Peshawar: Sir George Cunningham, (center on table), British Governor
of the Northwest Frontier Province, speaking to hundreds of Pathan
tribesmen, as other govt. officials look on, during first jirga
(tribal assembly) on the lawn of the Khyber House.

Armed Pathan tribesmen waiting on road between Peshawar & Rawalpindi
for their leader Batcha Gul of the Mohmand tribe, to arrive with
trucks and extra
ammunitions to lead them into battle in Kashmir during their struggle
for independence.

Peshawar: Hundreds of Afridi tribesmen gathered to hear a speech from
Sir George Cunningham, Gov. of the Northwest Frontier Province, during
the first jirga (tribal assembly) on the lawn of the Khyber House,
home of the political agent of the region.

Peshawar: Sir George Cunningham, British Gov. of the Northwest
Frontier Province, speaking to group of Maliks, leaders of various
Pathan tribes, after his speech to the jirga, or tribal assembly,
outside the Khyber House.

Armed Pathan tribesmen waiting on road between Peshawar & Rawalpindi
for their leader Batcha Gul, of the Mohman tribe, to arrive with
trucks and extra ammo, to lead them into battle in Kashmir during
their struggle for independence..

Madara: Political agent Nawb Sheikh Mahbub Ali Khan (seated at table)
collecting thumb print signatures of Swat Ranezai tribesmen for their
agreement to be governed by the state of Pakistan during a jirga, or
tribal assembly, for the Northwest Frontier Province.

Rawalpindi: Members of the Pakistani regular Army raising their left
hand in answer to the cry "Pakistan Zindabad" during parade review for
Pakistan's
Leader. Jinnah who did not attend due to illness, but was replaced by
the Minister of Refugees.

Rawalpindi: Members of the newly-formed Pakistani Security Guard
parade past troops of the regular Pakistani Army during review..

Peshawar: Hundreds of Afridi tribesmen gathered to hear a speech fr.
Sir George Cunningham, Gov. of the Northwest Frontier Province, during
the first jirga (tribal assembly) on the lawn of the Khyber House,
home of the political agent of the region.

Rawalpindi: Members of the newly established Pakistani Security Guard
standing at attention during parade review for Pakistan's new leader
Mohammed Ali Jinnah, who did not attend due to illness

Closeup of two armed Pathan tribesmen waiting on road between Peshawar
& Rawalpindi for their leader Batcha Gul, of the Mohman tribe, to
arrive w. trucks and extra ammo, to lead them into battle in Kashmir
during their struggle for independence

Pathan tribesmen waiting on road between Peshawar & Rawalpindi for
their leader Batcha Gul, of the Mohman tribe, to arrive with trucks
and extra ammo, to lead them into battle in Kashmir during their
struggle for independence..

Armed Pathan tribesmen waiting on road between Peshawar & Rawalpindi
for their leader Batcha Gul, of the Mohmand tribe, to arrive with
trucks and extra ammo, to lead them into battle in Kashmir during
their struggle for independence.

Armed Pathan tribesmen waiting on road between Peshawar & Rawalpindi
for their leader Batcha Gul, of the Mohman tribe, to arrive with
trucks and extra ammo, to lead them into battle in Kashmir during
their struggle for independence

Armed security guards look on as female peasants from the hills,
carrying their kitchen utensils & other household belongings in
baskets on their heads, as they drive their cattle into the Swat
valley for the winter.

Peshawar:Armed Pathan tribesmen waiting on road between Peshawar &
Rawalpindi for their leader Batcha Gul, of the Mohman tribe, to arrive
with trucks and extra ammo, to lead them into battle in Kashmir during
their struggle for independence..

Rawalpindi: Members of the newly formed Pakistani Security Guard
standing at attention during parade review.

Coutesy Shoaib Tanoli

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*Shahzad Shameem*

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