Abdul Khaliq was
born in the chindawol area of Kabul. His family had a close
relationship with Charkhi family, specially Ghulam Nabi Charkhi.
It was Ghulam Nabi who encouraged Abdul Khaliq's parents to allow
him to attend school at the Habibia high school.
Khaliq witness the
rise of Nader Shah and the blind assassinations of Afghanistan's
intellectuals and politicians by Nader Shah. Nader who was a
general of King Amanullah Khan, was summoned by Amanullah to fight
against Habibullah Kalakani and restore the monarchy, but instead
Nader proclaimed himself king. He systematically hand-picked
supporters of Amanullah Khan and imprisoned them. For years he
plucked any person who he would think would someday stand against
his reign were eliminated. The wrath of Nader was over anyone not
of the Mohammadzai tribe, his targets included the former king and
his pashtun clans, the tajiks of the north and the hazaras of
In 1933 Khaliq's
mother dies and the sorrow builds inside him. He sees his father
as a frail man, his uncle sells Ice Water on the streets of Kabul
and sees himself with a bleak future in Afghanistan under Nader
Shah's rule. He decides to take matters in to his own hands and
assassinate the King of Afghanistan.
Hi first attempt was at the independence day gather at the Eidgah
mosque but Nader does not attend. A few months later opportunity
arises when Nader Shah invites athletes of Habiba High school to
the palace to distributor medals for their achievements. Khaliq is
one of the attendees and see no security and search unit at the
gates. He rides his bike back to the Pamir Cinema area and brings
the gun which belong to his friend Is'haq Sherdel.
Khaliq returns with
the gun wrapped in a handkerchief hidden in his pocket and stands
behind Is'haq Sherdel and Mahmood. The National flag was lower and
Nader Shah entered the rose garden. He examined the medals table
and walked over towards the students. Khaliq reaches in his pocket
and pulls his gun, points at Nader Shah and pulls the trigger,
First bullet hits Nader in his mouth. 2nd shot pierces his heart
and the 3rd cuts through his lung. The guards rush towards Khaliq
and 4th bullet his a guard. He throws the gun at Nader as the
guards rush to arrest him.
Shah Mahmood, Nader's
brother order the arrest of over 400 Habibia students and by
executive decree order all students to death. A soldier in the
national guard convinces Mahmood that the kids are innocents and
release them at once.
Khaliq was imprisoned and tortured and during torture he gave up
the names of his accomplices. khaliq was given a trial in which he
gave the names of all his friends and family members as
acropolises. This has been questioned by the lone survivor of the
Khaliq family. He was eventually sentenced to death along
with 16 others. Majority Khaliq's family, Charkha family, were
taken to deh mazang prison.
At the execution site 16 nooses were hung.
Khaliq was brought
over and was asked with which finger you squeezed the trigger?
Hi lifted his index finger and on the spot his finger was cut.
With this eye you aim. and they gouged his eye with a dagger.
They continued the torture till Khaliq was dead and there was no
need to hang him.