Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

ISPR’s New Song Carries Strange Sense and Confused Meanings: Opinion

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The new song released by the ISPR in lieu of Peshawar Army Public School commemoration day, is neither poignant nor thought provoking and sounds like the expression of dislocated sensibility. The lyrics contain offensive connotations and seem to be focused against a particular community/ ethnic group within Pakistan, identified as the enemy. Or is it that the great fighters of ...

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16th December Another Day of Pain for the Pashtun People

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16th December: Will the Military Dons ever Jettison the Heinous Past Altogether Or will their strategic games continue indefinitely. Specially after scoring colossal policy failures both in Afghanistan and Kashmir, there ought to be a rethinking of the paradigm. A general feeler across Khyber Pashtunkhwa is that given the current direction and shape of things in the province and the federally ...

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Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah and the Suppression of History in Pakistan: Analysis

Naeem Khan Dawar

The abrupt removal of Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah, a well known historian and expert on the Indian and Pakhtun history on December 3, 2015 from the senior post of director National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) is clear manifestation of intolerance, suppression of facts and real history on the part of the state institutions. He was ...

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16th December: Will the Military Dons ever Jettison the Heinous Past Altogether? Opinion

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16th December: Will the Military Dons ever Jettison the Heinous Past Altogether Or will their strategic games continue indefinitely? Specially after scoring colossal policy failures both in Afghanistan and Kashmir, there ought to be a rethinking of the paradigm. A general feeler across Khyber Pashtunkhwa is that given the current direction and shape of things in the province and the federally ...

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Survivors of the Peshawar Massacre Waiting for Aid and Justice

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PESHAWAR:  Families of children killed or wounded in Pakistan’s worst militant attack accuse the local government of breaking its promises of medical treatment and justice, a year after Taliban gunmen massacred 134 students in a Peshawar school. Victims’ relatives say they will attend the official anniversary commemoration on Wednesday, but vowed to pressure the authorities to deliver on their commitments. ...

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16th December should be More than Enough for the Son of a Man

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Kashmir and Afghanistan both have proved to be colossal policy failure for Pakistani deep state policy makers who pivoted every Martial Law legitimacy logic for hoodwinking Pakistani public by trumpeting up the Kashmir issue. Zia went a step further and embroiled the nation in a myth of the rise of Islam from Afghanistan and North Western Pakistan. They all had ...

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Kashmir, A Stumbling Block

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The Kashmir issue has become a stumbling block in improving Indo-Pak relations, costing both sides fortune to spend on military. Unless this problem is solved there is no hope that the lot of a common man on both sides will ever improve. Of course one should not be oblivious to other evils like corruption and lack of transparency in governance ...

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North Waziristan would be Constructed on the Basis of Modern Planning: Political Agent Kamran Afridi

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Political Agent North Waziristan Agency Kamran Afridi in an Exclusive Interview with The Pashtun Times “There is no doubt that any place where minerals are unearthed becomes the property of the state” The Pashtun Times’ team has conducted an exclusive interview with the Political Agent of North Waziristan Agency Kamran Ahmad Afridi about the rehabilitation of the IDPs. Kamran Afridi ...

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No Good Guys can be Wise Guys

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United States Congressman Charles Wilson wistfully exclaims at the end of the movie version of his biography, Charlie Wilson’s War (2007): ‘These things happened, they were great and glorious, But we F–d up the end game’, These words rang in memories of those who know the region and Afghanistan; and the devastation inflicted on this unfortunate corner of the earth ...

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FRANCE: Marine Le Pen Insists She’s still on Course for Presidency

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FRANCE ELECTION: Front National fails to win a single region in second round of voting – but Marine Le Pen insists she’s still on course for presidency. Moderate French voters delivered a shock election blow to Marine Le Pen’s Front National last night, but as John Lichfield reports from Paris, the far-right leader is still defiantly talking about the presidency ...

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