Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Electronic identity cards, Islam, ethnicity and Afghan govt

Roohul Amin

In pre-Taliban era when the last president of Afghanistan, Dr. Najibullah was ruthlessly hanged to death, Kabul was frozen with terror of the deadliest civil war. The atrocities which followed by are unspeakable. Afghanistan, a land, where you can take any of your war with your enemies, became a living hell for its masses, and paid an unbearable price to ...

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Germany investing 6.4 billion AFN for Afghanistan

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) says the government of Germany is investing 6.4 billion Afghanis for Afghanistan. According to a statement by the organization “Today, the Afghan government and the German KfW Development Bank signed a financial agreement: Germany provides AFN 6.44 billion funds to the Afghan state.” The statement further added that the budget will be allocated ...

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8 killed, 15 injured in Jalalabad suicide bombing

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JALALABAD: Eight people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday, local officials said. The blast happened at around 3:00pm in Campono area in the limits of the first municipality district in front of former Afghan Local Police Commander Shaikh Akram’s house. Attaullah Khgyani, the governor’s spokesman, said ...

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US bombing of Afghanistan up by 300 percent

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KABUL: The US media this week broadcast videos provided by the Pentagon purporting to show American airstrikes against Taliban-run “drug labs” in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Parroting claims by the top US military commander Gen. John Nicholson, television news broadcasters reported that Washington is attempting to stop the Islamist insurgency from “profiting from narcotics trade and other criminal activities.” The bombing ...

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Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

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BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel resumed complex coalition talks on Saturday in a last-ditch effort to forge a government and avert a political crisis in Europe’s biggest economy. The veteran leader, in power since 2005, won a September 24 vote without a clear majority for her conservative CDU/CSU bloc, largely because of the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany ...

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FATA’s wounds

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

The news about unannounced military operation in the Masood area of South Waziristan came in bits and pieces in second week of November as the government was secretive about it. But the news could not be kept secret as 1100 plus families of Shabi Khel sub tribe of Masood from Shaktoi, Small and Bobarh villages of Ladha subdivision were asked ...

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Why must we boycott Deewa and Mashal radios?

JUI activists carrying out a protest demonstration against Deewah Radio and Mashal Radio where they sought ban on these two radio channels running their programs respectively from Washington DC and Prague

The zebrati boys are the most sacred people for they are God chosen and whatever they do and foresee is  infallible Almost every second and third day, a bang, a blast, and a gun shot, followed by American drone strikes and Pakistani aerial blitzkrieg while pounding terrorists hideouts. This is how the Pashtuns lived for a decade. The clouds of ...

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Why must we boycott Deewa and Mashal radios?

JUI activists carrying out a protest demonstration against Deewah Radio and Mashal Radio where they sought ban on these two radio channels running their programs respectively from Washington DC and Prague

The zebrato boys are the most sacred people for they are God chosen and whatever they do and foresee is  infallible. Almost every second and third day, a bang, a blast, and a gun shot, followed by American drone strikes and Pakistani aerial blitzkrieg while pounding terrorists hideouts. This is how the Pashtuns lived for a decade. The clouds of ...

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14 killed in terrorist attack on political gathering in Kabul

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KABUL: 14 people, including eight policemen, were killed and 18 others, 11 of them civilians, were injured after Daesh suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a Kabul hotel where a political gathering was underway. The attack took place outside the Qasr-e-Naween Hotel in PD 4th of Kabul city at entrance of the hall at 1:20pm where a gathering of the supporters ...

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Civilians Frustrated Over Latest Waziristan Displacement

Some of the displaced Mehsud tribespeople in Bakkakhel displacement camp in northwestern Pakistan.

BANNU: Khozabat Khan, a middle-aged father of six, sees no logic in being forced to leave his village in western Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal district yet again. As a member of the Pashtun Mehsud tribe, the goat farmer has suffered enormously after being forced repeatedly to leave his home during the past decade. After his scenic mountainous homeland became the ...

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