Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Why Pronunciation of English Matters?

Zubair Khan

English is a composite language; various racial elements have come together in its making such as Angle, Saxon, Dane etc. It has borrowed at various stages, words from different languages such as Latin, Greek, French, German and Italian etc. that is why it poses complexity for its learners at various junctures. The English language has some oddities or peculiarities i.e. ...

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Ghazi Siyaal: Pashto Columnist

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Ghazi Siyaal (Born in 1933 in Bannu) is a well-know Pashto poet and writer. He is the author of 14 published books in Pashto.  The Government of Pakistan has conferred upon him the ‘Pride of Performance’ the highest civilian award for his works in literature. He has scored many titles and awards for his works in literature. Ghazi Siyaal is ...

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Jack Frost: Editor-in-Chief


Jack Frost is the Editor-in-Chief of The Pashtun Times. He is a social and political analyst. He is a senior fellow of the Pashtun Times’ community. He can be reached at THE PASHTUN TIMES

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Analysis: The Ghost and After the Ghost

Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay

It is an unending debate whether Mullah Omar did really exist or not. The name Mullah Omar is a mere reality while the person with the name is no less than a ghost. In reality, ghost exists nowhere but in fear everywhere. People know that the ghost first started his journey from Kandahar which ultimately ended in Karachi but nobody ...

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Arif Ali Khan: IT Expert

Arif Ali Khan

Arif Ali Khan is an IT expert with THE PASHTUN TIMES. Currently he is pursuing his PhD Degree in Empirical Software Engineering from City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he has done his MS in Information Technology from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia and BS in Software Engineering from University of Science and Technology, Bannu. He can be reached at ...

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Wakeel Khan: Editor

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Wakeel Khan is the Editor of The Pashtun Times. He is a student of Pakistan Studies at QAU, Islamabad. He is a writer and political activist. THE PASHTUN TIMES

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On Afghanistan, Obama’s Supporters And Detractors Not Whom You’d Expect


Aug. 12, 2012 – Shah Wali Kot, Kandahar, Afghanistan – US special force commandos provide security as troops off-load from a Black Hawk helicopter during a clearing operation August 12, 2012 in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (Credit Image: © Mc1 Martin Cuaron/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire) (Newscom TagID: zumaamericasthirteen716618.jpg) [Photo via Newscom] In response to what he ...

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About The Pashtun Times


The Pashtun Times is an online newspaper focusing on the issues of Pashtun society, politics and culture, while also keep informing the Pashtuns about the international world and politics. The policy of the newspaper is based on Pax humana. The Pashtun Times promotes human dignity, reason, science and thought, freedom and freedom of expression, democracy and human rights, tolerance and nonviolence, ...

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Mr. Jamshed Khan: Columnist


Mr. Jamshed Khan has completed MSc and M.Phil in history from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Currently he is a PhD Scholar in the same university. His main focus is on politics and political Islam in Pashtunkhwa.  He can be reached at THE PASHTUN TIMES

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Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay: Editor of The Pashtun Times


Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay hails from Bannu. He is the Editor and founder of The Pashtun Times. He is a social and political analyst, and activist, and observing politics thoroughly. He is graduated from GC University, Lahore, where he studied English Literature, Political Science and history. Currently, he is pursuing master degree in South Asia Institute (SAI), University of Heidelberg, ...

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