Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

”Visiting Miriamshah was like visiting a graveyard”


I recently visited Miramshah and my village, Darpa Khel — after many years, owing to militancy followed by Operation Zarb-i-Azb. Much has been written on the miseries of the tribesmen during militancy and displacement. Here, I examine what their lives look like after returning home. December in this part is dry and dusty. Trees denuded and grass lifeless; it paints ...

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U.S. pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist


ISLAMABAD: The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avert being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with terrorist financing regulations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a measure that ...

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Afghans in Brussels rally against Pakistan


KABUL: The Afghan people living in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, took out to the streets against Pakistan for it is support o the various terrorist group that caused recent terrorist in Kabul, in which large number of innocent people martyred and wounded. Hundreds of people rather martyred or wounded in the latest spate of high casualty attacks in Kabul, ...

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The Pashtun Long March: Reviving the nonviolent creed of Bacha Khan


What could Bacha Khan teach Pakistan in light of the Pashtun Long March? “I am going to give you such a weapon that the police and the army will not be able to stand against it. It is the weapon of the Prophet, but you are not aware of it. That weapon is forgiveness and righteousness. No power on earth ...

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سپریم کورټ د نقيب مسيد د وژنې په مقدمه کې تورن پوليس افسر راؤ انوار حفاظتي ضمانت منظور کړې


د پاکستان سترې محکمې د نقيب الله مسيد د وژنې په مقدمه کې تورن معطل کړی شوي پوليس افسر راؤ انوار حفاظتي ضمانت منظور کړی او ويلي يې دي هغه دې د نيولوپرته په ۱۶م فرورۍ د جمعې په ورځ عدالت ته حاضر شي. راؤ انوار د جنورۍ په ۱۳م نېټه د نقيب الله مسيد او هغه سره درېو نورو ...

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Trump proposes $5b in aid to Afghan security forces


WASHINGTON: In his annual budget proposals, US President Donald Trump on Monday sought $5 billion for Afghan security forces and $630 million in civilian assistance to the war-torn country. The budget seeks to further the US goal of a stable South Asia by supporting the Afghan government and security forces in their fight against Taliban and jihadist organisations such as al Qaeda ...

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SC grants Rao Anwar protective bail after former SSP pleads his innocence in ‘letter to CJP’


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, during the Naqeebullah Mehsud extra-judicial killing case hearing, granted protective bail to Rao Anwar and directed the former Malir senior superintendent police (SSP) to appear in court on Friday. The case was being heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar at the Islamabad registry. Earlier, the SC had given ...

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Pashtuns’ parlat

Shaheen Buneri

In the last weeks, Islamabad witnessed an outpouring of extreme anger and fury from Pakistan’s Pashtun dominated areas. Thousands of protestors including University students, rights activists, and political workers converged at the National Press Club to condemn extrajudicial killings, disappearances of Pashtuns youth, loss of lives in landmines, forces’ arrogance on security check-posts, curfews and harassment of tribesmen on the ...

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Editorial: If Pakistan was made by Pashtuns’ forefathers, then what it would have been?

Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen

EDITORIAL: Pakistan, if, was made by our forefathers, the forefathers of Pashtuns, and if it was their dream, they wouldn’t have made such a Pakistan where their children are not safe, where their children are being bitten by terrorists coming out of snake pits and biting them. If Pakistan was made by Pashtuns’ forefathers, and if they would have kicked ...

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Karzai was right on pressurizing Islamabad: Zalmay Khalilzad

Hamid Karzai 1

KABUL: The former President, Hamid Karzai was right in his decision to further pressurize Pakistan and this was the core reason behind divergence with US administration, the former US envoy to Kabul, and Iraq said. Zalmay Khalilzad in an interview with Voice of America, said, “The former President Hamid Karzai, being a national leader, was right in his stand against ...

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