Extracted few paragraphs from Taj al Tawarikh of Amir Abdur Rehman of Afghanistan My page-boys consists of the sons of the members of the royal family, sons of the nobility and chiefs, sons of the officials of my Court ; in addition to these are my slave-boys, consisting of Kafiri, Shignani, Chitrali, Badakshi, Hazara, and various other tribes. In fact, these boys are more under my tutorship and training than any other of my servants. They are dressed like princes in velvets and most valuable uniforms; they have magnificent horses to ride; they have servants and personal attendants, ………………….
Some are appointed to the highest posts in the kingdom. For instance, Faramurz Khan, a Chitrali slave, is my most trusted Commander-in-Chief at Herat. Nazir Mahomed Safar Khan, another Chitrali slave, is the most trusted official of my Court; he keeps my seal in his hands to put to any document, and to my food and diet — in short, he has the full confidence of my life as well as of my kingdom in his hands. Parwana Khan, the late Deputy Commander-in-Chief, and Jan Mahomed Khan, the late Lord of the Treasury, two of the highest officials in the kingdom, in their lifetime were both of them, my slaves.