KPK History / Pakistan

TRANSLATION OF A COPY OF AN AGREEMENT GIVEN BY THE NAWAB OF DIR – 1900 (WITH BRITISH)

Whereas the Khan of Dir have been for the last few generations collecting taxes, etc, from the inhabitants of the villages of Ashreth Badulgah, Biuri, Kaltak, etc, and the inhabitants of Kashkar held the right of grazing in the Kandur nulla, from the time when the Sublime Government fixed the boundary between Dir and Chitral at the Lowari Pass, while difficulties have arisen in maintaining the rights alluded to above, I , Muhammad Sharif Khan, Nawab of Dir, at the request of the Resident and in order to carry our his orders, although I had the hereditary right to collect the taxes, etc., do hereby agree that in lieu of those rights which the Khans of Dir enjoyed in those places, I shall accept every year Rs. 1,000 (Rupees one thousand), British India coinage, from the Resident of Malakand, and will give up the past rights which the Khans of Dir had in that ilaka to please the Sublime Government, although I was not satisfied myself. I will also prevent the people of my territory from grazing their flocks in that ilaka. When by the grace of God Government will bestow favors on me, I will make the arrangements. I, therefore, write these few lines, so that the writing may remain as a ‘sanad’ and become useful.

Dated 2nd Rabi-ul-Awal, 1318.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION (REFERENCE):

A COLLECTION OF TREATIES, ENGAGEMENTS AND SANADS RELATING TO INDIA AND NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES, (VOLUME XI), (Revised and Continued upto 1929, Compiled by  C.U. Aitchison, Mittal Publications, Dehli, Reprinted in 1983, Pages 434-435.

 

The Chief Editor of the website (www.swatencyclopedia.com) is Jalal Uddin. He hails from Saidu Sharif, Swat. He is M.phil Scholar and his research field is Swat State. He regularly writes on Swat State and its various aspects.
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The Chief Editor of the website (www.swatencyclopedia.com) is Jalal Uddin. He hails from Saidu Sharif, Swat. He is M.phil Scholar and his research field is Swat State. He regularly writes on Swat State and its various aspects.
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