Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Intl community to reiterate its commitment to Afghanistan at Kabul Process: US

WASHINGTON: The Kabul Process scheduled for February 28 will serve as a platform for the international community to support Afghan efforts to achieve security, peace and reconciliation, and economic development, the US said. “We look forward to that process because we see it as a way to reiterate the US commitment toward the Kabul process to bring together so many of our ...

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اچھےطالبان کا ٹانک میں سرکاری سرپرستی میں جرگہ

سرکاری ملکان، سینیٹر صالح شاہ اور ’اچھے‘ طالبان کا ٹانک میں سرکاری سرپرستی میں جرگہ میں اس بات کی طرف اشارہ دیتا رہا ہوں کہ ہمیں ریاستِ پاکستان اور اسکے اداروں سے کسی قسم کی بھلائ کی امید نہیں رکھنی چاہیے اور نہ ہی اس سلسلے میں کسی خوش فہمی کا شکار رہنا چاہیے۔ اسلام آباد میں پشتون دھرنے کے ...

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Pashtun Long March live with Tarek Fatah

#PashtunLongMarch Guests: Tarek Fatah, Obaidullah Wardak, Prof. Siraj Khan Host: Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay

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Afghan government to decide about Chinese military base: NATO

KABUL: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged close regional cooperation to address ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. The secretary general expressed the view while addressing a press conference on Thursday after the NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. When asked about recent media reports about China plan to establish a military base in northeastern Afghanistan in order to control ...

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Pakistan killed 23, injured 48 Afghan civilians in 2017: UN

KABUL: Pakistani forces have killed 23 and injured 48 Afghan civilians as result of their cross border mortar attacks at least in four Afghan provinces near the so-called Durand Line in 2017, a violation that even “concerned” the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA), a new report revealed Thursday. “UNAMA is concerned at the significant increase in civilian casualties caused by ...

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Book Review : Ghost Wars

Book Review : Ghost Wars  Writer: Steve Coll Review : Zahid Khattak This book is one of the hard to read books I have read, but it was rewarding to have finished reading this book.”Ghost Wars “ is extremely detailed in its facts and offers much knowledge for anyone that may not be as educated in the history of the ...

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Pashtun Spring: Time to redraw the boundary between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Angry Pashtun tribesmen chanting anti-Taliban and freedom slogans torched the office of the Taliban in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in response to the Jan. 3 police killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, an inspiring Pashtun model, during a raid of what police said was a “terrorist hideout.” Mehsud’s death sparked a protest by young Pashtuns from throughout the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and tribal areas along the Durand Line, ...

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”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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