Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

‘پاکستان کې د پښتنو پرله پسې نسل وژنه روانه ده’

دا مقاله د اروټس شیوا د اسرايلو نړيوال خبري سايټ د ۲۰۱۸ کال د جولای په ۱۱مه خپره کړې چې مېرمن دانا سوفي ليکلې ده د محمد اقبال وزيري له خوا وژباړل شوه ARUTZ SHEVA هلته په پاکستان کې د پښتنو يوه پرله پسې نسل وژنه روانه ده پښتنو په ټوله نړۍ کې خپل غږ په دې هيله پورته کړی ...

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The election blues

The much talked about democratic transition that was supposed to have started with the general elections in 2008 and continued through the general elections of 2013 has for all practical purposes died down. The so called soft creeping coup which was conceived by the deep state and midwifed by judiciary during the last few years has not only culminated in ...

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CPEC in the cards

CPEC is being one of the hottest discourses in Pakistan nowadays. Pakistan- China long-term friendship is being contested by many perceptions and insights from multiple levels of society. Predicting the future of CPEC is not so naïve in nature. There are many nitty gritty of the fact that need to be explored, discerned and deciphered. Sometimes, au contraire, some imperialistic ...

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‘Manzoor Pashteen is the voice of millions of Pashtuns’

  Speech at UN Office in Geneva by Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay: ”PTM, Pashtun Tahfuz Movement or Pashtun Protection Movement, I would like to attract the public opinion at large and specifically the Human Rights Commission, to whom I have been the honor to address just now. And yet I would like to define the PTM Pashtun Tahafuz Movement. PTM ...

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Karzai supports Taliban leadership’s decision for ceasefire

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the announcement of ceasefire by the Taliban group during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr. Karzai says he fully supports the decision by the Taliban group leadership to declare a ceasfire and hoped that the step would pave the way for the revival of peace talks. The Taliban group announced on Saturday announced that ...

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د ازاد قبايلو په اړه وضاحت : مشتاق رحيم

پرون مې په فاټا یوه لیکنه کړی وه، د ملګرو مې بیلا بیل غبرګونونه ولیدل. د یو شمیر معلومو غبرګونونو په اړه به خپل نظر شریک کړم ۱. د فاټا په خیبر پښتونخوا کې یو ځای کیدل به د افغانستان په امنیت ښه اغیز ولري: ملګري وايي که فاټا لکه د پښتونخوا غوندې د سیاسي فعالیت امکانات ولري، مدني ټولنې ...

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The spy chronicles: RAW, ISI, and the illusion of peace

Book Review by: Dr Qaisar Rashid The spy chronicles: RAW, ISI, and the illusion of peace. (by Amarjit Singh Dulat, Asad Durrani and Aditya Sinha; published by HarperCollins in 2018, India) Composed of 33 chapters, the book revolves around the idea that if Indians and Pakistanis can become friends on a neutral land, they can also become friends while inhabiting ...

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Afraid of Revolution?

Sometimes an incident can spur a revolution. If delve into the history, we can find ample examples in which an event has brought down cruel kings or the statuesque has been dashed into pieces at the very least. The aftermath could be debated, whether they got the desired result or not, however one thing is for sure that the statuesque ...

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Pantomime of FATA reforms

As if this was not enough, the civil and military bureaucracy is about to spring another surprise on the Parliament by imposing the so called Interim Governance Order 2018 which is a new form of the despicable FCR. Ultimately the 31st Constitutional Amendment bill, providing for merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area ( FATA ) and Provincially Administered Tribal Area ...

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FATA in the Context of Merging with Pakhtunkhwa

One may agree or disagree with the merger of FATA with Pakhtunkhwa depending on arguments based on nationalist approaches in support or against the process. However, there are some facts that one can not be ignored. Its true that FATA has been a semi independent region and historically been engaged with Afghanistan and British India in the pre 1947 period. ...

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