TJCP Vol. 02 Issue.01

People of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: An Historical Perspective

Dr. Altaf Ullah


The present paper is thoroughly devoted to the history and origin of the people living in the present day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. A comprehensive analysis has been embodied inside it by presenting a variety of arguments that focuses upon the ethnic and tribal structure of the people inhabited in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since time immemorial. All these arguments have been taken either from primary source materials or from the monumental works of renowned scholars and historians having firm standing in their respective academic fields across the board. It also highlights the significance of Central Asia for the whole South Asian region in general and for the present day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in particular. The connection of the people of across the border and their cultural, linguistic and socio-economic relationship cannot be ignored even in this digital era. An impartial and unbiased approach has been adopted to analyse different notions and ideas regarding the human population living the aforesaid province.

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