My Pride, My Inspiration



Naseeb Ullah Achakzai,

A few people leave imprints of love, care, social services, commitment, hard work,
inspiration, and dignity. Those who sacrifice for others are remembered throughout history.
Particularly, a martyr has been honored with respect. The Holy Quran says that don't call them dead, they are alive.
He was a man of strong nerves, courageous, industrious, adhesion, esteem, positive
reasoning, a humanist, a professional, kind, amiable, pacifist, friendly, hospitable, amicable, lover of education, an inspirational figure, and social person.
He opened his eyes in a lower-middle-class family and in a traditional society where the
literacy rate was equal to none that time, and where the present literacy rate is just 17 percent, one can guess the scenario of education during his childhood when he was born in 1966.
Credit goes to his elder brother Haji Nazar Jan, who was serving as a teacher during the
childhood of his younger brother. After providing base for getting education by his elder
brother, Dr. Abdul Samad Achakzai did not look behind and succeeded in getting a Medical
The life of Dr. Abdul Samad Achakzai Shaheed can be categorized into 4 areas vis-a-vis,
his medical career, his social and Tribal life? his literary services, and his political career.
After getting a medical seat from a remote area of Chaman, he was admitted to Bolan
Medical College (BMC), where he received his MBBS degree in 1994. Afterward, he was
posted in his mother city where he also established his small medical setup.
His tribal life was one of the main features of his career. His societal services and
sacrifices can be judged from his Clinic where he used to treat the patient with low cost and
the poor ones were free of cost_whose testimony can be gauged from the residents. Tribally, he was an active pacifist, humanist, and human rights activist. He used to stand by the poor, oppressed, and marginalized segments of the society before the oppressors. Once during a discussion with the author, he told me that he had mediated more than 1000 feuds of local tribes. And solved them in which many were bloody tribal feuds.
He was a man of literary taste. He was a voracious book reader as well as a great writer.
He wrote short stories and poetry. In 2010, I published his book of Pashto Poetry. While

reading his poetry, the essence reveals that most of the themes revolve around the miseries of  the oppressed people, particularly of the Pashtoon tribe. He envisages human rights, humanity, and pacifism through his poetry. He was a strong supporter of the rights of the sufferers, of the oppressors, and he also dejected the ruthlessness of the merciless.
Politically, his third phase started when he was an student and was arrested when he
participated in a rally against the dictatorship of General Zia UL Haq. The Pashtoonkhwa
Students organization (PSO) was his initial platform of politics where he was elected its
provincial president. Later on, he served on many different designations of the PKMAP until
his martyrdom. In his 40 years of life, he had been on the key posts of the PSO and the
PKMAP for 21 years which is more than half of his life.
He left a widow and three children. His legacy has been in the mouth of countless people.
His sacrifice has mourned people. Though he left us at a young age and in a needed time but has made us proud because of his services. As his nephew? what I am today, what I write today, what success I have achieved_these all are credited to one person_my pride, my inspirational boss, my uncle Dr. Abdul Samad Achakzai.