Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Afghan nation shall never surrender before use of force: Ghani


KABUL: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says the Afghan national shall never surrender before the use of force as he strongly condemned the suicide attack targeting the Independent Local Governance staff in Kabul. The office of the president, ARG Palace, said President Ghani participated in the funeral of the deceased staff of the directorate who lost their lives in the ...

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Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, dozens of ministers


This file photo taken on May 11, 2017 shows Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal speaking during a press conference in Jeddah. ─ AFP Saudi Arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a sweeping crackdown as the kingdom’s young crown prince consolidates power. Separately, the head of the Saudi National ...

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Madhubala’s Peshawar connection


Not many people know that the parents of Bollywood’s most beautiful star had moved from Swabi to Mumbai in search of a better life We all know about the many male Bollywood legends who come from Peshawar. But very few people would have heard that the Indian film industry’s most beautiful heroin also had a connection with the old Peshawar ...

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National question and the state

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

Europe is recognised to be the birth place of the modern national state. The processes of ethnic consolidation and socio political development triggered by industrial revolution and followed by democratic transformation between 15th and 19th centuries were supposed to have shaped the phenomenon. In some cases there were relatively more united national entities such as Dutch and Portuguese nations that gave birth to states ...

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US strategy ineffective and influenced by defeated generals: Khawaja Asif

Foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif once again revealed Islamabad’s opposition towards the new US strategy for South Asia, claiming that the policy has been influenced by the defeated US generals. Asif said Wednesday that the new US policy was ineffective because it was influenced by the generals who suffered defeat in Afghanistan. “The Americans have devised a framework for ...

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Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria, nuclear deal

putin iran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Saadabad Palace.─AP Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iran’s leadership on Wednesday in Tehran as the two Damascus allies push a Syria peace plan and the Kremlin offers its backing for a landmark nuclear deal facing US opposition. Putin ─ on his first visit to ...

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Pakistan seeks new US deal after returning nine choppers

Cho heli

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is trying to reacquire an unspecified number of helicopters from the United States for anti-narcotics operations after returning nine Huey II helicopters it had acquired in 2002, diplomatic sources said on Monday. Earlier in the day, Pakistan returned five of the nine helicopters it had received almost 15 years ago. The ministry of interior, which was using the ...

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Islamabad demanded from US to cut India’s role in Afghanistan: Official


Islamabad has demanded from the United States to cut India’s role in Afghanistan, alleging that the country is involved in destructive activities inside Pakistan using the Afghan soil, it has been reported. According to the Pakistani officials privy of the conversation between the Pakistani and US officials, Washington in response to Islamabad’s demand has said that New Delhi is involved ...

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Pakistan has to respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty: Achakzai


Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Mahmood Khan Achakzai has called on Pakistan to stay away from violating Afghanistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Voice of America (VoA) reported. While opposing FATA merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or any other part of Pakistan, Achakzai said any development regarding fate of FATA must be done in the light of agreements between the people ...

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Angelina Jolie’s animated film about Afghan girl coming to theaters in November


An animated film produced by Angelina Jolie depicting the life of a young Afghan is due to be exhibited in theaters next month. The trailer of the animated move “The Breadwinner” was released few days ago with the film to be exhibited in the theaters on 17th November. Directed by Nora Twomey, the animated film depicts the life of a ...

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