Malakand Pass | درۂ ملا کند

Posted on January 19, 2023
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The Malakand Pass Peshawar with chitral is a mountain pass in Malakand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It came into prominence in 1895 during the Chitral Expedition, when 7000 Pashtuns held it against Sir Robert Low’s advance, but were easily routed. After the campaign was over a fortified camp was formed on the Malakand to guard the road to Chitral. During the frontier risings of 1897 the Swatis made a determined attack on the Malakand, where 700 were killed, and on the adjacent post of Chakdara, where 2000 were killed. This was the origin of the Malakand Expedition of the same year.