Swat History

SAIDU SHARIF WAS TOWN OF OPPORTUNITIES THEN

Saidu Sharif was a town of opportunity upto 1969. People from every corner of the State rushed here to try their luck and talent. Even.women folk got chance of earning a buck to support their family.These women worked in different categories. Cleaning grains for water mills, for the Saidu Baba ‘langar’ from where most people got two times cooked food daily or worked in the kitchen of Saidu and Central Hospital, as the indoor patients and their relatives were provided with lunch and dinner.The kids of these women went to schools where Education was free. Books were most often given free by Princes of the State, particularly Prince Sultan e Rome and Prince Alam zeb. Some high State officials also helped deserving students with books and money. Sepa Salar Sayyad Badsha Gul was main source of help for the needy students.

That’s why boys from very poor families rose to eminence in Medical,engineering & Education sectors. Sons of women carrying water to others houses, were seen acquiring lucrative jobs. Getting Jobs? Just get educated, go direct to office of the Ruler and get your appointment letter direct from him. I got mine in 5 minutes. BELIEVE IT OR NOT…

Fazal Raziq Shahab belongs to the historic village of Aboha, Swat. His writings on Swat State provides very useful information to the general readers and researchers. He remained Swat State functionary and thus observed the happenings of the State very closely. He is the author of two books and his Columns has been a regular feature of Daily Azadi, Bakhabarswat.com and Lafzuna.com.
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Fazal Raziq Shahab belongs to the historic village of Aboha, Swat. His writings on Swat State provides very useful information to the general readers and researchers. He remained Swat State functionary and thus observed the happenings of the State very closely. He is the author of two books and his Columns has been a regular feature of Daily Azadi, Bakhabarswat.com and Lafzuna.com.
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