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Ajmal Khattak

Pakistani Writer and Politician
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Born Sep 15, 1925

Ajmal Khattak was a Pakistani politician, writer, Pashtun poet, Khudai Khidmatgar, former President of Awami National Party and close friend of the late Khan Wali Khan. His early student life was marked by active protests against the British Raj, which was followed by his joining of the Khudai khidmatgar movement and anti-colonial Pashto poetry.… Read More

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    Pashto Music: Bacha Steps Forward
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    Punjab Power Politics: Amidst Violent Protests Govt Offers ‘Respite’
    The Express Tribune Blogs - May 12, 2012
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    Former Party Chief: Anp Protests Against Attack On Ajmal Khattak Mausoleum
    The Express Tribune Blogs - May 10, 2012
  • Jalib In Jail The Friday Times
    Google News - Jul 08, 2011

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1925 Birth Born in 1925.

TWENTIES

1947 22 Years Old His early student life was marked by active protesting against the British Raj, this was followed by his joining of the Khudai khidmatgar movement and anti-colonial Pashto poetry. Following the partition of India in 1947 he joined the National Awami Party and became a close friend of Abdul Wali Khan.

FORTIES

1969 44 Years Old He served as secretary general of the National Awami Party from 1969-1973.
1970 45 Years Old 1 More Event
He was defeated by Maulana Abdul Haq in the 1970 general election, however following a crackdown against the Party by the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Ajmal Khattak fled into exile to Kabul.
1973 48 Years Old He was the organizer and stage secretary at the United Democratic Front rally held at Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi on March 23, 1973, when shots were fired at the UDF leaders, including Khan Abdul Wali Khan. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1986 - 1993 4 More Events
1994 69 Years Old As a leading critic of the PPP, it was important for the ANP - IJI alliance to have Ajmal Khattak in parliament, and he was therefore nominated to the Senate of Pakistan in March 1994.
1998 73 Years Old His two terms as President of the Awami National Party were noted primarily for the close alliance with former opponents, the Muslim League, after the alliance collapsed in January 1998 over the renaming of the province of NWFP to Pakthunkhwa and Khattak role in leading the Awami National party briefly into joining an alliance known as the Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement (PONM). … Read More
2000 75 Years Old He was ousted as ANP President in 2000, after a protracted power struggle with Nasim Wali Khan, wife of Khan Abdul Wali Khan, triggered by accusations of his closeness to Pervez Musharraf and his criticism of corrupt politicians in a press conference. … Read More
2002 77 Years Old His Party was routed in the 2002 general elections amidst the religio-political parties alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), sweep of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. … Read More
2003 78 Years Old He retired from active politics in 2003 and was given the title of party patron in Chief.
2010 85 Years Old Ajmal Khattak, who had been ill since last year, died at a local hospital in Peshawar on Sunday, February 7, 2010. … Read More
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