The Decisive Decades of freedom Movement (1927-1947): A case Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  • Muhammad Nawaz Khan Lecturer in Pakistan Studies SBBU Sheringal Dir Upper
  • Khurshid Iqbal Lecturer In SBBU
  • Sajad Ali Momand Ph.d Schalor in Pakistan Study Center, University of Peshawar


The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, former NWFP played a key role in Freedom Movement. They took an active part in all offshoots of Freedom Movement like Handkerchief Movement, Caliphate Movement, Hijrat Movement and Civil Disobedience Movement. Though the province was under the influence of Congress, yet the hearts of the people of this province were beating with Muslim League. The Congress won both the elections of 1937 and 1946, but in the historic referendum of 1947, the people of this province gave their historic verdict in favour of Pakistan and joined Pakistan Constituent Assembly. This article is an endeavour to disclose the possible struggle of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Freedom Movement from 1930 to the birth of Pakistan in 1947. The writers attempt to bring this struggle into the limelight of the readers.