The Durand Line drawn in November 1893 between the British India Government and Government of Afghanistan was a great landmark in diplomatic history of South Asia. The border line, the agreement itself also tells had left many areas untouched as they were barren tracts of land and only areas which carried population are geo-political importance were limelighted. It had its repercussions then among the the tribesmen and subsequent in the two governments which bordered it. It had now lived for more than a century and has served some of the essential border problems, some still needing consideration and alignment. Successive government in Afghanistan and the Government of Pakistan which succeeded the British in 1947 have acknowledged validity and sanctity of this Frontier.
Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan has attempted an exhaustive account of this border and sub sequential repercussions in the following years which make very interesting study. It is mostly based upon source originating in the British archives houses and works published in Europe and Asia on the subject.
The Pathans: 550 BC - AD 1957
Some Major Pukhtoon Tribes along the Pak-Afghan ...