Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan Sends an Army from Kashmir to Peshawar and Then Marches Himself
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[98c] Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim, who had invited Shah Shujaʿ by letter to come from Ludhiana and conquer Peshawar, freed Sardar Dust Muhammad Khan who till now had been held at Kuh-i Maran just as the shah was preparing to leave Ludhiana. He sent the sardar with Sardar Yar Muhammad Khan and a force of some 4,000 battle-tested soldiers first to Peshawar and then to Kabul. They occupied Peshawar and, since at this time there was still no sign of Shah Shujaʿ, they [99] crowned Prince Ayyub as shah and placed him on the throne in Peshawar and then left for Kabul.

Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan, marching i…

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“Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan Sends an Army from Kashmir to Peshawar and Then Marches Himself”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000107>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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