Monday, February 14, 2011

Churchill Picket-A Sign Of British Rule

A great tourists attraction close to the Chakdara Fort, a picket crowns the hillock towards the west. This is known as the Churchill Picket because Winston Churchill came here during the Pathan Revolt of 1879.
While traveling on Malakand-Saidu Sharif Road, one cannot miss the impressive Churchill Picket of 1897 on a hillock above Chakdarra Fort. Winston Churchill came here in 1897, as a war correspondent for the Allahabad Pioneer and Daily Telegraph. He used to signal his messages from this spot to Malakand and onwards by Helio and that is why the picket is also known as "Shisho Picket". The present picket was constructed by the British and commands the area around.

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