Pader Watan was an indigenous paramilitary unit in the Soviet-backed Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA). Formed in 1983, the Pader Watan consisted of former mujahideen who defected to the DRA to form paramilitary units. They were referred to derisively as "Traitors in Turbans".
- United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service; United States. Joint Publications Research Service. Near East/South Asia report. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- J. Bruce Amstutz. Afghanistan: The First Five Years of Soviet Occupation. DIANE Publishing, 1994. ISBN 0-7881-1111-6, ISBN 978-0-7881-1111-2. Pg 186, 292.