Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Censorship footprints in Pakistan and ‘The Lives of Others’ movie

In today’s Pakistan, essential freedoms are being curbed, both openly and covertly on different pretexts. Media and internet censorship is gaining foothold in Pakistan. The current state of freedom of expression reminds us of the 2006 movie ‘The Lives of Others’ by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The movie truly depicts the present situation in Pakistan vis-à-vis silencing of dissent, controlling ...

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The ISI is the enemy of reconciliation between Pashtuns and the West

Benjamin Gilmour’s feature film Jirga remedies maladies of guilt with bravery and redemption.   It is fairly cathartic when a war movie takes us far beyond the horror of bullets, bomb and blood into the other sides of the war—emotional incumbrances on the individuals.  With such a characteristic aplomb, Jirga film unveils the depth of the heartache and guilt of an ...

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Controlled democracy – Not a good going

In his first address to the nation, Prime minister Imran Khan spoke on a number of issues. It’s very pleasant to see someone speaking about the issues which were barely addressed before, as,  climate change, tourism, agriculture research, new provinces, health insurance, physically challenged people, kids on the streets, merit, child abuse, civil service reforms, developing beaches, building new resorts, ...

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Pakistan and Imran Khan Face a New Crossroad

Pakistan’s July 25 election resembled an episode of the theatre of cruelty: widespread accusation of vote-rigging, suicide bombs, at least 157 death and over 200 wounded, internationally designated terror suspects allowed to contest, the former prime minister behind bars, 370,000 troops deployed to the polling stations and the army officers had the power of magistrates, and at the end, the ...

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امریکا او پاکستان له خوا پر ډیورنډ اغزن تار د منلو وړ نه دې: کرزي

د امریکا په مرسته د پاکستان له خوا پر ډیورنډ کرښه د اغزن سیم د غزولو په اړه د حامد کرزي مطبوعاتي اعلامیه په رسنیو کې د خپاره شويو راپورونو په اساس پاکستان غواړي د امریکا په مالي مرسته پر ډیورنډ کرښه اغزن سیم  وغزوي. د افغانستان پخواني جمهور رئیس حامد کرزي د ډيورند کرښې په اوږدو کې د پاکستان له خوا د اغزن سیم د غزولو لپاره له دغه هېواد سره د امریکا د متحده ایالاتوله ۱۵۰ میلیون ډالري مرستې اندېښنه څرګنده کړه او د امریکا دغه کړنه یې په کلکو ټکو وغندله. پخواني جمهور رئیس زیاته کړه د امریکا متحده ایالات له یوې خوا ځان د افغانانو متحد او ملګری بولې او له بلې خوا په خپل دغه عمل سره د افغانستان ارضيتمامیت تر پښو لاندې کوي او د ډیورنډ په دواړو غاړو کې د افغانانو د بېلولو لپاره د پاکستان د تګلارې مرسته کوي. حامد کرزي همداراز وویل د ډیورنډ پر کرښې د اغزن سیم د غزولو لپاره له پاکستان سره د امریکا دغه مادي مرسته د افغانستان د خپلواکي او ملي ګټو په خلافعمل دی. پخواني جمهور رئیس وویل ټول نړیوال دې په دې پوه شي چې د انګریزانو د استعمار په لاس د ډیورنډ تحمیلي کرښه، د افغانستان خلکو نه پخوا منلې، نه یې اوسمني او نه به یې هم په راتلونکي کې ومني.

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تم میری وجہ سے سوتے ہو

” تم میری وجہ سے سوتے ہو” !!!! مارکیٹ میں ایک تازہ چورن بک رہا ہے۔ کہ آپ کو ھماری غنڈہ گردی، دادا گیری اور بد معاشی برداشت کرنی پڑے گی۔ ھم جو مرضی کریں آپ کو برداشت کرنا ہوگا۔۔ کیونکہ میں ہوں تمہارا چوکیدار اور ” تم میری وجہ سے سوتے ہو” سبحان اللہ بس ذرا پوچھنا یہ تھا ...

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‘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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