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Hekmatyar asks Afghanistan’s neighbors not to seek interests in violence

KABUL: The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar asked the neighboring countries of Afghanistan not to ...

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President Ghani signes peace agreement with Hekmatyar

KABUL: Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, signed the long-awaited peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), leader, Gulbadin ...

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US provides $100m for uplift projects in Afghanistan

KABUL: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator of Afghanistan William Hammink ...

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‘Pakistan not pressing Haqqani network’: Gen. Nicholson

KABUL: The commander of the US-led international forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson agreed with ...

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Afghanistan not harboring terrorists as assets: Omar Zakhilwal

KABUL: Afghanistan ambassador to Islamabad Omar Zakhilwal has said that the killing of top Tehreek-i-Taliban ...

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Hekmatyar to visit Kabul likely in next couple of weeks

The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will visit Kabul likely in next couple of weeks ...

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Rapist, killer of young Afghan child sentenced to death in Iran

The rapist and murderer of an Afghan child has reportedly been sentenced to death by ...

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India, US, Afghanistan reaffirm shared interest against terror

US Secretary of State John Kerry had said late last month during his visit to ...

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Former president of Afghanistan talks to THE PASHTUN TIMES

We will respect Pashtuns’ decision on Pashtunistan: Karzai

KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai said that if Pashtuns from Pakhtunkhwa decide to Pashtunistan, he ...

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KABUL: Former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in an exclusive interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES

The Durand Line can’t separate Afghans: Hamid Karzai in a historic interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES

  The Durand Line is not a claim but an aspiration and a historical right ...

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Causing destruction in Afghanistan won’t help Pakistan, former president of Afghanistan ‘Hamid Karzai’ talks to THE PASHTUN TIMES

Karzai said that the path to Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan is through friendship, brotherhood and ...

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Impeding exploding mountains would require struggle for political empowerment and right to use indigenous resources: Dr. Khadim Hussain

Managing Director Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation and Pashtun intellectual Dr. Khadim Hussian in an ...

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North Waziristan would be Constructed on the Basis of Modern Planning: Political Agent Kamran Afridi

Political Agent North Waziristan Agency Kamran Afridi in an Exclusive Interview with The Pashtun Times ...

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Pashtun must Opt for Peace and Education: Mr. Amjed Ayaz Khan

Mr. Amjed Ayaz Khan is a senior English teacher at Government Post Graduate College, Bannu. ...

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a Project to Change Fortunes: Dr. Said Alam Mehsud

Exclusive interview with Dr. Said Alam Mehsud; Physician, Researcher and Leader of the Pashtunkhwa Ulasi ...

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I intensely refuse to recognize the Durand Line: Begam Nasim Wali Khan

Interview with Begam Nasim Wali Khan on Pashtun National politics and Durand Line Begam Nasim ...

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Video Interview: The path to Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan is through friendship, brotherhood and cooperation, says Hamid Karzai

Video Interview Language: English Causing destruction in Afghanistan won’t help Pakistan, former president of Afghanistan ...

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Latif Afridi

Historically, Pashtunkhwa was a part of Afghanistan, and there was nothing wrong in what Achakzai has said, Latif Afridi talks to THE PASHTUN TIMES

Pakistani establishment has been making naked interference into Afghan’s affairs: Latif Khan Afridi Afghans are ...

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Pashtuns will never accept the China-Punjab Economic Corridor, Dr. Said Alam Mehsud talks to THE PASHTUN TIMES

We will not stop but will struggle for the right of Pashtuns in the project ...

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Pashtun News


President Ghani signes peace agreement with Hekmatyar

KABUL: Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, signed the long-awaited peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), leader, Gulbadin ...

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Dr. Najib sacrificed his life to prevent foreign intervention in Afghanistan

ANP general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain addresses a reference held in Peshawar on Monday on ...

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Meher Auranzeb Kasi

I will never accept the Durand line, it’s the biggest injustice with Lar-aw-Bar Afghans, says Ms Kasi

I will never accept the Durand line, it’s the biggest injustice with Lar-aw-Bar Afghans, says ...

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Pashtun leader Asfandyar Wali Khan seeks joint session of parliament on Pak-India tension

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has said that Prime Minister Nawaz ...

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We will not allow anyone to spread terrorism on our land, says Pashtun leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai

Achakzai said that blood of innocent Pashtoons are being shed without any reason. “Military, judiciary ...

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Waziristan residents pick up the pieces in shattered homeland

FILE: A Pakistani soldier walks in a house destroyed during a military operation in the ...

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File photo to accompany the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

Pakhtuns after 9/11: Challenges and Lessons

The war on terror and its severe consequences have one silver lining for Pakhtuns and ...

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Mardan: Civil society protests against Mardan blast

MARDAN: A protest rally and condolence meeting was held at Mardan, the second largest city ...

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Baloch News


Balochistan will form govt in exile: Khan of Kalat

GENEVA:  Asserting that Balochistan has always been a nation and existed even before the formation of ...

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Mengal asks Pakistan to remove reservations of Baloch people over CPEC

KHUZDAR: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) president Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal has said that the federal ...

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Protests over woman’s house arrest in Turbat

SAHER BALOCH TURBAT: Women take part in a demonstration. KARACHI: Protests that began a week ...

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Brahamdagh wants talks with govt to focus on Baloch demands

WASHINGTON: Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Khan Bugti has said that he is not against political ...

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Pressure growing on Taliban to join peace talks, ex-top Taliban leader

KABUL: A former top Taliban leader has said the group is under pressure to revive ...

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Taliban chief instruct fighters to adopt softer approach in his Eid message

KABUL: The Taliban supreme leader Mawlavi Hibatullah Akhundzada has instructed the group’s fighters to adopt ...

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Afghanistan fighting the forces of devil and darkness: Abdullah

The Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah said Afghanistan is fighting the forces of devil and ...

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Taliban overrun Paktia’s Janikhel district in eastern Afghanistan

GARDEZ: Taliban have overrun the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktia province after fierce fighting with ...

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ISIS Khurasan chief reportedly killed in East of Afghanistan

The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group for the ...

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ISIS claims it has confiscated US military equipment in Afghanistan

The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have claimed ...

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70% of ISIS militants in Afghanistan are Pakistani Taliban: Nicholson

The top US commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson has said roughly 70 per cent ...

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Large Islamic State centre seized in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: A large Islamic State or Daesh centre has been captured by Afghan commando forces ...

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Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from ...

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Sanjay Dutt’s next film to be about Afghanistan

INDIA: The famous Indian film star Sanjaty Dutt’s next film will be about Afghanistan to ...

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Despite threats, Nazia Iqbal vows to keep Pashto music alive

Singer Nazia Iqbal was forced to quit singing by the kidnappers of her sons. Now, ...

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Sharmeen Chinoy’s new short film is an ode to local artisans of Peshawar and Afghan refugees

The Emmy and Oscar award-winning filmmaker beautifully captures the process of transforming hard stone into ...

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Younis Khan hospitalised for suspected dengue

KARACHI: Test cricketer Younis Khan, who was hospitalized a day earlier after suffering from high-grade ...

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RAPL 2016 Championship Tournament to Start on 25th August

KABUL: Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) will launch its 2016 Championship Tournament at Afghanistan Football ...

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KABUL Eagles clinches 2016 Sphageeza Twenty-20 league title

KABUL: Kabul Eagles beats Mis Ainak Knights by five wickets in the final match of ...

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Messi rejoins Argentina for love of country

Messi’s earlier vow to quit had dismayed fans, many of whom held street rallies and ...

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Peshawar doctors perform surgery to remove 22 metal, glass objects from woman’s stomach

Objects removed from the patient’s stomach include long metal nails, hair clips and pieces of ...

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Private hospitals lay off staff as flow of Afghan patients drops

PESHAWAR: The private hospitals have started to lay off employees after decrease in number of ...

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Surgeons save Brazilian man’s hand from amputation by sewing it into his stomach

Brazilian man’s hand was saved from amputation by ingenious surgeons who put it inside a ...

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The Good Doctor

How one doctor’s inspirational leadership has made free, top-class public healthcare a reality in Pakistan. ...

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HEC to offer 10,000 PhD scholarships for US

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will send 10,000 scholars to the United States for ...

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My nightmare experience of applying for a German visa in Karachi

I was recently awarded a fellowship by the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics ...

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Pakistan grants 2,000 scholarships to Afghan students: Official

KABUL: A Pakistani official has said scholarships have been granted to at least 2,000 Afghan ...

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Chitral teacher remanded for assaulting minor students

─Dawn screengrabs PESHAWAR: A local court in Chitral on Tuesday sent the principal of a ...

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Local News

Wildlife dept seizes over 100 birds in Lakki, Bannu

A wildlife official shows the seized birds to media persons in Lakki Marwat. BANNU: The ...

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Pakistani woman, 36, jailed for filming porn film with her son, 14, and sending clips to cousin in Pakistan

UNITED KINGDOM: A Pakistani woman has been jailed for five years for having sex with ...

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Shutter down in Kalam against ‘harassment’ of people, Jirga asks security forces to release innocent people

MINGORA: The elders of Kalam and adjacent areas on Thursday demanded of the government and ...

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A pro-peace paintings exhibition celebrates in Noristan

NORISTAN: With the financial support of Saleem Khan Kunduzi, governor of Ningarhaar province, a pro-peace ...

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Organizational News


‘Hunted Down for Fun’: Discrimination and Violence Against Transgender Women by Nowshera Police

Trans Action (KP) is a Provincial Alliance of transgender which is working to improve gender ...

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Civil Society stages protest against honour killings in front of Peshawar Press Club

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society is deeply concerned over the growing incidents of honor crimes. ...

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Targeting of Transgender Activists by Police is Unacceptable Says TransAction Alliance

“TransAction” the Provincial alliance of Transgender persons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organized a press briefing at ...

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District Support Group Formed to Support Women Sexual and Gender Based Violence Survivors in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Women living in distress, afflicting the violence on daily basis are deprived of their ...

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Special News

Afrasiab Khattak

Pakistan supports Afghan Taliban: Afrasiab Khattak

A former lawmaker and prominent Pakistani politician Afrasiab Khattak said that Pakistani security establishment’s support ...

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Afghanistan officially joins WTO

KABUL: Afghanistan officially became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) after Meshrano Jirga ...

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Afghan saffron is world popular

Initially let’s put a glance at the history of saffron as recently some reports suggested ...

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Rumi belongs to all; Mawlana Balkhi is Afghanistan’s heritage

KABUL: Cultural figures, writers, historians and officials expressed serious concerns over the dramatic move of ...

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News in Picture

Pashtunistan Day

31st August, Pashtunistan Day

31st August, Pashtunistan Day د وږي دمیاشتې نهمه نیټه دپښتونستان ورځ THE PASHTUN TIMES

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Afghanistan (Jalalabad) on the eve of Independence Day

Happy Independence Day Afghanistan د خپلواکي ورځ مو نیکمرغه روز استقلال تان مبارک THE PASHTUN ...

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Miss Kabul

Miss Kabul Photo by Aurangzeb Zalmay THE PASHTUN TIMES

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ANP Wali in Jalalabad

AFGHANISTAN: Moor Bibi message across the Durand Line. Courtesy: Aurangzeb Kasi (Leader ANP Wali) THE ...

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The Pashtun Times wishes you all a very happy Eid. Stay Blessed!

لوۍ اختر مو اومبارک شه The Pashtun Times wishes you all a very happy Eid. ...

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Eid mubarak

Happy Eid Mubarak


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Happy Purim to all !!!! פורים שמח

The Pashtun Times Greets you all Happy Purim !!!! פורים שמח Purim is a Jewish ...

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Happy Holi!

Happy Holi!

The Pashtun Times greets all Hindus friends on the festival of colours. Happy Holi to ...

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Urdu Corner


جبری گمشدگی کا مسلہ پاکستان کے ماتھے پر کلنگ کا ٹیکہ/ ایمل خٹک

پاکستان میں جبری گمشدگی ایک سنگین مسلہ بنتا جارہا ہے۔ سیکورٹی اداروں کے دباؤ اور ...

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ایمل خٹک

وزیر اعظم نواز شریف کا دورہ امریکہ: مسلہ کشمیر اور جنگی جنون

وزیراعظم میاں محمد نواز شریف کے دورہ امریکہ کے کامیابی کے حوالے سے سرکاری بیانات ...

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پاک-بھارت کشیدگئ اور جنگ جویانہ بیانیوں کا زور

پاک-افغان تعلقات کے بعد اب پاک-بھارت تعلقات بھی انتہائی کشیدہ ھوگئے ھیں اور دونوں طرف ...

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حالیہ ٹریفک تنازعہ: ملٹری اور سویلین تعلقات

نوشہرہ میں دس ستمبر کے موٹروے پولیس اور فوجی کمانڈو کے تنازعہ سے اگر ایک ...

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Urdu News

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مردان سیشن کورٹ میں ہونے والے خود کش حملے کی شدید الفاظ میں مذمت کرتے ہیں؛ عوامی نیشنل پارٹی بنوں

عوامی نیشنل پارٹی بنوں نے مردان سیشن کورٹ میں ہونے والے خود کش حملے کی ...

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بنوں: عوامی نیشنل پارٹی کے ضلعی صدر حاجی عبدالصمد خان

وزیرستان میں آزاد پختونستان کی ریاست اور حکومت قائم تھی: حاجی عبدالصمد خان

بنوں: عوامی نیشنل پارٹی کے ضلعی صدر حاجی عبدالصمد خان کا کہنا ہے کہ ایک ...

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تحریک طالبان پاکستان کی جانب سے بنوں کے گرلز سکولوں پر حملے کی دھمکی

تحریک طالبان پاکستان کی جانب سے بنوں کے مختلف سرکاری گرلز تعلیمی اداروں پر حملے ...

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عوامی نیشنل پارٹی بنوں نے یوم شہدائے سپین تنگی عقیدت و احترام کیساتھ منایا

عوامی نیشنل پارٹی بنوں نے یوم شہدائے سپین تنگی عقیدت و احترام کیساتھ منایا شہداء ...

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نوربادشاه يوسفزی

تاسو کې پښتو چرته ايمان چرته دی/ نوربادشاه يوسفزی

د څو ورځو راهسې سوشل ميډيا د پاکستان او هندوستان ترمينځه د جنګ په خبرو ...

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ناصر خان جان

د قنديل بلوچ روسته د دير يو ځوان د خلکو زړونه چپه کړي

د پښتونخوا دير سيمه چې په ښکله، محنت، مزدورۍ، ځنګلونو، غرونو کرکارونده او تعليم کې ...

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حبیب‌الله کلکانی مشهور به «بچه سقو»

کلکاني ګوزار له حزب اسلامي څخه دړه وایسته/ لیک: حبیب الرحمن تاثیر

کله چې ځینو کوتا فکره اشخاصو او د هغوی تالۍ څټو د قومي او ژبني ...

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د پښتونستان د تصور ګمنام خالق : لیکوال / میا وکیل شاه فقیرخیل

د پښتونستان د تصور ګمنام خالق لیکوال / میا وکیل شاه فقیرخیل ډاکټر اورنګ شاه ...

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Sher Khan Yahya

ژوندۍ او تلپاتې دې وي د وږي دمیاشتې نهمه نیټه دپښتونستان ورځ

ددې ملې او بختورې ورځې په ویاړ ټولو لروبرو پښتنو ته مبارکي دافغانستان ، پښتونخوا ...

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د پښتونستان ورځ

د وږي ۹ مه د پښتونستان ورځ په ۱۳۲۸ لمریز کال ، په پغمان کې ...

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د څوارلسم او دولسم اګست ورځې/ ايمل خان ماندورې

څوارلسم اګست 1947ء هر کال د پاکستان د جوړيدو او د ازادې د ورځې په ...

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Pashto News


پاکستان ته که څوک په بدو وګوري سترګې به يې وباسو: امير حيدر هوتي

عوامي سترګې نيشنل پارټۍ اوسنی صوبايی صدر او د پښتونخوا پخوانی وزير اعلی د باچا ...

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حامد کرزي د حزب اسلامي له پلاوي سره ملاقات

کابل: د افغانستان پخواني جمهور رئیس حامد کرزي د سه شنبې په ورځ د محمد ...

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وزيرستان کې د پاکستاني فوجيانو تشدد يو ځوان وژلی

شمالی وزيرستان په تحصيل بويه کې د پاکستان فوج د سيمې کرکټ لوبغالې کې کارډونه ...

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حزب اسلامی ګوند اشرف غني ته د درناوي پګړی په سر کړو

کابل: د افغانستان دولت او حزب اسلامي ګوند د سولې د لاسليک روسته نن ماځيګر ...

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Pashto Interviews

Meher Auranzeb Kasi

I will never accept the Durand line, it’s the biggest injustice with Lar-aw-Bar Afghans, says Ms Kasi

I will never accept the Durand line, it’s the biggest injustice with Lar-aw-Bar Afghans, says ...

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PTI government in KhyberPakhtunkhwa has completely failed to fulfill promises, says Wajid Ali Khan

SWAT: The PTI government in KhyberPakhtunkhwa has completely failed to fulfill its promises. Pashtuns must unite ...

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Gulab Mangal, Minister for Borders and Tribal Affairs of Afghanistan, says Afghanistan is the home of all Pashtuns

د افغانستان د سرحدونو او قبايلو چارو وزير ښاغلې ګلاب منګل صیب’دې پښتون ټایٔمز’ سره ...

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Durand Line is a failed attempt to divide Pashtuns on both sides, says Farooq Afridi

Durand Line is an extreme historic injustice, says Farooq Afridi in an interview with THE ...

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German Corner

Hamid Karzai

Zerstörung in Afghanistan zu bewirken, würde Pakistan nicht helfen, verkündete der frühere Präsident „Hamid Karzai“ gegenüber The Pashtun Times

Ich bitte die Regierung von Pakistan, anzuerkennen, dass Afghanistan ein Nachbar ist – ein  guter ...

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Free Balochistan Movement: Der lange Marsch der Balochen von Düsseldorf nach Berlin

Vom 16. Juli bis zum 5. August machten sich Aktivisten der Balochistanbewegung auf, die halbe ...

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Notizen eines Amoklaufs

Der gestrige Abend war der Schlimmste, den München seit dem Tag des Oktoberfestattentats erleben musste. ...

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Flüchtlingskrise, ein Zwischenruf

Man mag von Angela Merkel`s Politik halten, was man möchte. Aber die europäische Vision, die ...

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German Parliament

Die deutsche Regierung scheint die Türen zum Anlernen und zur Bildung der bereits sich am Rande befindenden jugendlichen Pashtunen zu schließen

Es geschah 2013, dass ein Schauer an Glücksgefühlen herüber nach Khyber – Pashtunkhwa wehte, als ...

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Angela Merkel, Kanzlerin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Eine Bestandsaufnahme

  Den meisten geht es so wie mir. Es ist schwierig, Angela Merkel einzuordnen, aber ...

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Im Gespräch mit Brahumdagh Bugti

Die jüngsten Stellungnahmen von Brahumdagh Bugti, dem Leiter der Baloch Republikanischen Partei ( BRP ) ...

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Realität und Anspruch: Die kritische Edition von Hitler`s Mein Kampf

Mit dem Ablauf des Urheberrechts an “Mein Kampf” am 1.01.2016, 70 Jahre nach dem Tod ...

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