Tuesday, November 6, 2018

" The good luck of the Khattaks is the misfortune of the Yousafzai "


" The good luck of the Khattaks is the misfortune of the Yousafzai "

د خټکو بخته د یوسف کم بخته

The story goes that when Nadir Shah Afshar was encamped at Attock , a Yousafzai lad stole some harem clothes. The King suspecting the Khattaks, ordered a mass slaughter of that tribe. Upon hearing of this, the culprit admitted his guilt. This proverb is said to have been coined as Nadir Shah turned his wrath on to the Yousafzai.

Source : Mataloona: Pukhto proverbs. Translated by, Akbar S. Ahmed.