Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Main accused in Asma murder case has successfully fled to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah visa: police

Asma was a third-year student at a medical college in Abbottabad — Photo by H. Farhan. A special team was formed on Monday to investigate the killing of Asma Rani, a third-year medical student who was reportedly shot dead in Kohat on Saturday for refusing a marriage proposal. District Police Officer (DPO) Abbas Majeed Marwat formed a team comprising six senior ...

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President Ghani urges Afghanistan’s international friends to join a united front against states support terrorists

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has urged Afghanistan’s international friends to adopt a united front against countries supporting and equipping terrorists. In a joint press conference with visiting Indonesian counterparty Joko Widodo, Ghani lambasted the Taliban for claiming barbaric incidents of violence in the country and asked the global community to put pressure on supporters of terrorism for ending the decades old conflict in ...

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ANP vows it will not let democracy to be derailed

PESHAWAR: President Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan said that democratic process has been facing threats, and if this time again attempts are made to derail the system they will resist against it. “Some talk about [installing] technocrats, some about a national government. We feel threats to democracy, but all unconstitutional steps will be resisted and democracy defended,” Wali said during ...

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شہید نقیب کا قتل آخری، مزید کسی بے گناہ پشتون کا قتل نا ممکن بنا دیں گے: محسود قبائل تحفظ قومی موومنٹ

کراچی میں شہید نقیب اللہ محسود کے ماورائے عدالت قتل کے خلاف جنوبی وزیرستان محسود قبائل تحفظ قومی موومنٹ کے پیدل مارچ نے بنوں میں پریس کلب کے سامنے احتجاجی دھر نا دیا ان کے ساتھ مختلف سیاسی جماعتوں کے کارکن اور طلباء بھی شریک ہوئے مظاہرین نے ماورائے قتل کے تحقیقات اور انور راؤ کو پھانسی دینے کا مطالبہ ...

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95 killed, 151 wounded as massive blast rocks Kabul

KABUL: The death toll from a suicide bombing carried out through an ambulance has risen to 95, with 151 others wounded near the Jamuriat Hospital in Kabul on Saturday, officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majrooh told the media the toll might still rise because many of the wounded were said to be in critical condition. Baryali Helali, head of Afghanistan Government Media and Information ...

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Stop Pashtun Genocide in Pakistan: ‘US should hold Pakistan accountable for Pashtun genocide and human rights violation in FATA’

KABUL:  The war affected families from Waziristan organized a big rally in Khost province against the ongoing Pashtun genocide in Pakistan, human rights violations in FATA and the extra judicial killing of Naqib Mahsood in a fake police encounter in Karachi. A large number of Pashtuns from Waziristan participated in the rally and demanded justice for Pashtuns in Pakistan and ...

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I am not against the US, I am against what it does in Afghanistan: Karzai

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai has said he would not be against the United States, but “what the US government is doing in Afghanistan, is unacceptable”. “The presence of the foreign troops has caused the increase of corruption and drug production in Afghanistan,” Karzai addressed a gathering in a literature festival held Friday in India’s city of Jaipur. He pointed ...

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Ulema can help end Afghan conflict, says Indonesian President Widodo

PESHAWAR: The Indonesian president has suggested the formation of a three-nation committee of religious scholars to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. Currently on an official visit to Islamabad, Joko Widodo floated the proposal at a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Friday night. He said Islamic scholars from Indonesia, Afghanistan and Pakistan could promote a peaceful settlement of ...

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US sanctions 6 Taliban and Haqqani network financiers and facilitators

KABUL: The United States Department of Treasury on Thursday announced that six individuals supporting the Taliban and Haqqani terrorist network have been designated as Special Designated Global Terrorists in a bid to expose and disrupt the financing of the group. Four of the individuals – Abdul Samad Sani, Abdul Qadeer Basir Abdul Baseer, Hafiz Mohammed Popalzai, and Maulawi Inayatullah – ...

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We don’t want such a Pakistan wherein Pashtuns bleed, say protesters in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Pashtuns’ rights activists the other day held a protest demonstration in front of Peshawar Press Club and condemned the extra judicial killing of Naqeeb Mehsud in Karachi and the detention of Pashtun students of Punjab University in Lahore. A protester while condemning state suppression of Pashtuns said that today Pashtuns are not safe in villages, cities, universities, and mosques ...

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