PESHAWAR: A book on Khushal Khan Khattak was launched under the banner of Bacha Khan Research Center at Bacha Khan Markaz here on Tuesday.

Prof. Dr. Fazal Rahim Marwat is the author of the book titled “Khushal Khan Khattak – The Pioneer of Afghan Nationalism”.

Besides others, the ceremony brought together poets, writers and scholars. Main Iftikhar Hussain, Secretary General of the Awami National Party (ANP), was the chief guest while party spokesperson Samar Haroon Bilour was also present.

Addressing the function, Mian Iftikhar said that Khushal Khan Khattak’s vision regarding Afghan nationalism, unfortunately, could not be put into proper discourse, however, Professor Marwat’s book unveiled many new insights on the subject.

He said that although sketchy work has been done on Khushal Khan Khattak in English, the new title would help young scholars discover the legendary poet and famous tribal leader and architect of modern Afghan nationalism in light of his fierce struggle against Mughal rulers.

Scholars including Prof. Yar Muhammad Maghmoom Khattak, Prof. Abasin Yousafzai, Prof. Gulzar Jalal Yousafzai and Engineer Ijaz Khan Yousafzai have highlighted different aspects of the book and called it a crash course for young scholars.

Professor Fazal Rahim Marwat earlier gave a brief introduction to his book, saying it spans 178 pages and consists of four chapters. He thanked the reviewers for their critical comments.