Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Pakistan Arrests Jaish Members in Connection with India Air Base Attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday said the government wants to send a team of special investigators to the Pathankot air base in India for further investigation. In a statement, the PMO also confirmed the arrests of several members of the Jaish-i-Mohammad militant group, which India suspects of involvement in what was nearly week-long siege of the Pathankot Indian air ...

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Musa Khan Nangialey, Correspondent ‘THE PASHTUN TIMES’ Scores Gold Medal in International Relations

BANNU: The correspondent of ‘THE PASHTUN TIMES’ Musa Khan Nangialey has become Gold Medalist in MA International Relations. In September 2015, he appeared in the annual examinations of University of Science and Technology Bannu as a private candidate in discipline of International Relations and secured 798/1100 marks. It is the highest ever score in the history of UST Bannu in ...

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Kidnapped by Taliban 5 Years ago, Canadian Freed from Captivity

KABUL: A Canadian tourist, who was kidnapped in southern Afghanistan five years ago by the Taliban, has been released, authorities in Toronto says. Colin Rutherford was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the Ghazni province. He was freed with Qatar’s help, the Canadian foreign minister said on Monday. Stephane Dion added: “Canada is very pleased that efforts undertaken to ...

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Putin Hints that Russia could Grant Asylum to Syrian President

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has hinted that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could be granted asylum in Russia. In an interview with a German magazine, Putin said it was premature to discuss the issue to provide shelter for President Assad. However, he said “We granted asylum to Mr. Snowden, which was far more difficult than to do the same ...

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Youtube Turns ‘Local’ for Pakistan

PAKISTAN: World’s largest video-sharing website. Youtube, on Tuesday announced that it has launched localised versions of the site in Pakistan. According to a media release issued by Youtube’s parent firm Google, visitors to YouTube from Pakistan will see their country-specific YouTube site by default. For instance, users from Pakistan will now see the YouTube Pakistan site in Urdu when they ...

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Anushka to go de-glam in Wrestler’s Role in Sultan

The role is something that I am just waiting to dig my teeth into, says Anushka An international prosthetics expert will finalise her look in the film SHOWBIZ: If Anushka Sharma’s own production NH10 is anything to go by, gritty roles fit the actress like a glove. So it came as no surprise when it was revealed that Sharma has ...

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Following QCG Meeting, Hekmat Karzai says Nation should Witness Change in 2 Months

Pre-negotiations, direct talks and implementation are the three steps of peace process To resume the process, Pakistan hosted first round of preparatory meeting on Monday and the second round is scheduled to be hosted by Kabul on January 18. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai who is leading his country in the preparatory discussions with Pakistan, U.S. and ...

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Face-to-Face Peace Talks with Taliban Expected to Resume Soon

TALIBAN: The stalled peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and Taliban are expected to resume soon in the wake of the quadrilateral meeting in Islamabad in which representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, U.S. and China discussed a roadmap for ending the 15 years long conflict. Pakistan’s The Express Tribune news agency cites a top official as saying that direct talks between ...

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From Crisis to Crisis: Has Pakistan Moved ahead over the Past Year?

Time is a river that flows from eternity to eternity. Days, months and years are bridges that help us cross that river from one bank to the other. Unlike milestones on a road, these bridges do not mark the length of the river. The finite cannot, after all, measure the infinite. A year is a calendar of a limited number ...

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Pakistan Among 10 Worst Countries Regarding Rape Cases: PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Punjab organiser Chaudhry Sarwar says the PML-N government has failed to control rape and kidnap cases, claiming that Pakistan is among the 10 worst countries when it comes to rape cases. He issued a “fact sheet” on Monday on the rape and kidnap incidents, stating 14,850 kidnap cases involving women, children and girls were reported in Punjab ...

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