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Ethics and Morality – How Do They Apply to You?


Think of morality as a set of rules. These rules may be set by the government and manifested in laws or they may be determined by societal agreement in traditions. They are rules to live by, rules you believe in, rules allowing and enabling great gatherings of human beings to live together in harmony. Ethics are the originators of those ...

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Netherlands drop Memphis Depay and Robin van Persie for Wales


BANNU: Netherlands, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016 after finishing fourth in their group, have recalled Captain Arjen Robben after he recovered from a thigh injury. Wales have qualified for next summer’s competition in France, their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup. Manchester United forward Depay, 21, has four goals in 19 games for club and country this season, ...

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South Asia Calls for Action


Recently, Pakistan celebrated the golden jubilee of Defence Day with great fervour as it claims the September 6, 1965 to be of its victory over India. On the other hand, BBC reported on 28th August that, “India has begun more than three weeks of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of what it claims was victory in the 1965 war with ...

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Pakistani Media Directive Lists JuD As An ‘Alias’ Of Lashkar


26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed is the founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group, which carried out the audacious 2008 Mumbai attack. (File Photo) Pakistani authorities have for the first time acknowledged Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawah ( JuD) as an “alias” of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in an order directing TV channels and radio stations to blank ...

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German Authorities Raid Soccer Federation Over FIFA Payment


 By NESHA STARCEVIC, AP SPORTS WRITER  FRANKFURT, Germany The president of the German soccer federation and two former high-ranking officials are the targets of a tax evasion probe over a payment to FIFA in connection with the 2006 World Cup, authorities said Tuesday. Police officers and tax inspectors searched the premises of the federation and three private homes, seizing written and ...

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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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