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Biography: Kazi Atullah Khan

Kazi Atulla Khan (a.k.a. Qaji Atullah Khan) was born in 1897. He was educated at Edward College, Peshawar (in present day Pakistan). In 1919 he began his practice as a pleader. He won undying fame by founding the "Frontier Jirga" in 1929.

He helped Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan in organizing the Khudai Khidmatgar Volunteer Corps. In 1931 this organization was affiliated to the Congress.

His military ability and magnificent courage made him the symbol of revolt against tyranny. At the heed of the Red Shirt detachment he held the Government at bay. In 1931 he was arrested under regulation III of 1818 and was kept as state prisoner for three years.

He is a popular figure. He has given to his compatriots a tradition of courage. He is the Minister in charge of Education, Revenue and Agriculture.

Source: Haripura Congress Souvenir, 1938


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