The colonial "Durand Line." The light-orange overlay shows the area where the Pashtun lives. In the 1800s, a British colonial officer named Mortimer Durand negotiated the border between the British Indian Raj and the quasi-independent nation of Afghanistan. He drew the border across the middle of the Pashtun areas, thus leaving Pashtuns to be minorities in both states. The "Durand Line," marked in red, became most of the border between modern Afghanistan and Pakistan.

40 maps that explain the Middle East

The colonial "Durand Line." The light-orange overlay shows the area where the…

We'll be hearing more about the Durand Line later on this semester...

We'll be hearing more about the Durand Line later on this semester.

Afghanistan - The Durand Line refers to the 2,640 kilometers (1,640 mi) long porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was established after an 1893 agreement between Mortimer Durand of British India and Afghan Amir Abdur Rahman Khan for fixing the limit of their respective spheres of influence.

Afghanistan - The Durand Line refers to the 2,640 kilometers (1,640 mi) long porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was established after an 1893 agreement between Mortimer Durand of British India and Afghan Amir Abdur Rahman Khan for fixing the limit of their respective spheres of influence.

HOW MUCH CHECK POSTS IN DURAND LINE ON THE SIDE OF PAKISTAN

HOW MUCH CHECK POSTS IN DURAND LINE ON THE SIDE OF PAKISTAN

Durand Line Border Between Afghanistan And Pakistan.jpg

Durand Line Border Between Afghanistan And Pakistan.jpg

How the colonial "Durand Line" set up Afghanistan's conflict: The orange overlay shows where an ethnic group called the Pashtun lives. In the 1800s a British colonial officer named Durand negotiated the border between the British Indian Raj and the quasi-independent nation of Afghanistan across the Pashtun areas, thus guaranteeing decades of conflict by forcing Pashtuns to be minorities in both states. Many Pashtun now belong to or support a mostly-Pashtun extremist group called the Taliban.

40 maps that explain the Middle East

Pakistan Unveils First Section Of Durand Line Fence  http://ansarpress.com/english/9178 #Pakistan #Afghanistan

Pakistan Unveils First Section Of Durand Line Fence http://ansarpress.com/english/9178 #Pakistan #Afghanistan

Durand Line

For the common Baloch, it has all along been a tale of deception and treachery.

Risultati immagini per durand line on map

Risultati immagini per durand line on map

Durand line comment sparks uproar in Afghanistan - https://www.pakistantalkshow.com/durand-line-comment-sparks-uproar-in-afghanistan/ - https://www.geo.tv/assets/uploads/updates/2017-04-04/l_136718_032127_updates.jpg

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that border between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Islamic State of Afghanistan isn't safe and while not securing it cities within the country can’t be created safe for individuals.

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