Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

N. Korea Claims ‘Successful’ Hydrogen Bomb Test

SEOUL: REUTERS: North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning, marking a significant advance in the isolated state’s strike capabilities and raising alarm bells in Japan and South Korea. The test, the fourth time North Korea has exploded a nuclear device, was ordered by young leader Kim Jong Un, state ...

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From Refugee to Cabinet Minister, Maryam Monsef Tasked with Electoral Reform

As the Liberals work to fulfill an ambitious pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in just a few months, there’s one member of the Trudeau cabinet who knows more about the experience than most. Maryam Monsef, the woman who is tasked with creating a fairer way to elect a federal government in Canada, arrived in this country from Afghanistan at ...

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For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools

The past year gives one the suspicion that American society is dysfunctional. Our Congress is useless, our institutions inept. Faced with the terror of existence, young men like Adam Lanza react with violence. Faced with manageable problems such as a “fiscal cliff,” our democracy self-destructs. Anger is everywhere; understanding is nowhere. Although a democratic society cannot function unless its citizens ...

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Marking the Four Hundredth Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s Death

By David Cameron- This year’s four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare is not just an opportunity to commemorate one of the greatest playwrights of all time. It is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary ongoing influence of a man who – to borrow from his own description of Julius Caesar -“doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus.” ...

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Germany: Baloch Activists Protesting Against Human Rights Violations in Balochistan

The national government has done little to end the carnage in Balochistan, calling into question its willingness or ability to control the military and intelligence BERLIN: Baloch Republican Party (BRP) held a protest demonstration in Germany’s capital, Berlin to highlight the human rights violations and state atrocities in Balochistan. The protest was aimed at highlighting military operations, human rights violations,enforced ...

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BANNU: Happy Birth Day to Z.A. Bhutto from the Women in Cages

BANNU: THE PASHTUN TIMES

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Pakistan Military: Release from the Past is the way to Future: Opinion

OPINION: Nobody denies the good things that the armed forces do and have been doing since years. However, capturing political and policy making powers isn’t the job for men trained for battle. They tend to do everything in the shortest possible time, and expect results immediately. Indulging the country in Afghanistan and creation of proxies for guerrilla wars by Zia ...

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Pakistan Military: Release from the Past is the way to Future

Nobody denies the good things that the armed forces do and have been doing since years. However, capturing political and policy making powers isn’t the job for men trained for battle. They tend to do everything in the shortest possible time, and expect results immediately. Indulging the country in Afghanistan and creation of proxies for guerrilla wars by Zia led ...

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The Union is Behind Us; We Shall Not Be Moved

LAHORE: Ms Diep Saeeda, Human Rights activist, standing strong for the discourse of secularism in Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Her struggle as a Human Rights activist is laudable indeed.

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Will Pakistan See Another Jahangir Khan?

Yet another year has passed with no success in the sport which Pakistan once dominated for nearly fifty years: squash. How many teenagers are growing up with the drive and ambition to be the next Jahangir Khan or Jansher Khan, I wonder. How much of this is related to a lack of resources and poor administration, and how much is ...

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