Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

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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The words, he uttered?

At last “the soul” spoke out the two forbidden words; Pashtun vs. Military. The later didn’t like and resorted to repression on Pashtun youths. Their Printed material confiscated and the right to free movement of the “CHE” were restricted. Air travel was banned. People and few groups from our land were propped up to carry out a nasty and senseless ...

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The power shift

Formally the constitutional term of the present government will come to an end with completion of the term of elected assemblies by the end of May but power has already been shifted from elected to non elected executive far before that. The black out of the entire press conference of the sitting prime minister last week was a proof of ...

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Transformational leadership of Pashteen

The Transformational leadership focuses on leaders who take control of the situation by conveying a clear vision of the group’s goals. An American historian and political scientist, James MacGregor Burns, who was one of the first thought leaders to embark on a more philosophical approach to the understanding of leadership, Suggested, that “we need to step back from our over-emphasis ...

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سکورٹی اداروں میں بغاوت: محسود سکاوٹس کے 23 اہلکاروں نے احتجاجا استفعی دے دیا ہے

پاکستان کے زیرانتظام قبائلی علاقوں میں طالبان کو مسلح کرکے ازسرنو منظم کرنے کے عمل کے خلاف محسود سکاوٹس کے 23 اہلکاروں نے احتجاجا استفعی دے دیا ہے   زرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ مذکورہ اہلکاروں میں ایک صوبیدار چار حولدار سات لانس نائیکس اور گیارہ سپاہی شامل ہیں. محسود سکاوٹس کے ذرائع نے نام نہ بتانے کی شرط پر ...

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Defiance breaks out in Pashtun paramilitary

KHYBER AGENCY: An outbreak of disobedience and resignations appeared in the paramilitary of Mehsud Scouts when 23 soldiers tendered their resignations purportedly in reaction to alleged covert support to militant outfits in South Waziristan, North Waziristan, and Khyber Agency. “Inside the Mehsud Scouts it is rumored they have been detained for making public their support to the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement ...

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پي ټي ایم ته په کراچۍ کې د شرطونه وروسته د جلسې اجازه ورکړی شوې

د کراچۍ انتظامې پښتون ژغورنې غورځنګ ته سبا له د ابادۍ په لحاظ د پښتنو لوې ښار کراچۍ کې د یو شیمر شرطونو وروسته د جلسې اجازه یا اېن او سي ورکړی ده د کراچۍ د کمشنر دفتر لخوا خپرې شوي اعلاميې تر مخه نن د غورځنګ یو شمیر مشرانو چې پکې میرمن ثنا اعجاز، عبدالوحید مسید، میرمن وړانګه لوڼۍ ...

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