Witness to History: A Personal Account of, and Reflection Upon, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Quaid-i-Azam University (Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah was an eye witness to the revolution when the Red Army marched into Kabul on the fateful winter night of 27th December, 1979. Prof. Shah was at Kabul and he mesmerized the audience with his narration of the eye-witness account of the Soviet troops arrival at Kabul that cold night of December, ouster and assassination of Hafizullah Amin from power and its occupation of Kabul. Part 1 (video) is about Afghanistan’s history specifically and Part 2 (video) is more the personal account and an eye-witness account to the events occurring at that time.