Interviews

Pashtunland inside Pakistan is occupied by Punjabi Army since 1947, Riaz Afghan Pir tells THE PASHTUN TIMES in an exclusive interview

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There was time when Punjabi army was dreaming to occupy Kabul, but today they are worried about their survival in general: Riaz Afghan Pir Pashtunistan Freedom Movement (PFM) is a new organization of Pashtuns. This organization is struggling for free and independent Pashtun state-Pashtunistan. Riaz Afghan Pir, the exiled leader of Pashtunistan Freedom Movement in London told THE PASHTUN TIMES ...

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I have never met any culture that was more hospitable as the Pashtuns, says Manolo -a German artist and author of “Pakistan Now”

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I can just say it again and again, I have never met any culture that was more hospitable as the Pashtuns. I have been welcomed in many places around the world but nobody went so far out of their way for their guests as the Pathans that I met, says Manolo Ty -a German artist, photographer and author of “Pakistan ...

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Romania: Protest and Corruption. A young Romanian student discusses the conflict with Angelina

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Protests in Romania: Alice Strete discusses with Angelina Merisi:  Alice, you are a young Romanian freelancer. You have been very much involved in the recent protests taking place throughout Romania. Could you firstly tell us a little about yourself. Alice Strete: My name is Alice Strete, I’m 25 and I’m currently a freelancer. I’ve lived in Romania for most of ...

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‘Growing up in Afghanistan as an artist – A young Afghan artist, Nesar Ahmad Eesar talks to Angelina’

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Yet it is Afghanistan that continues to inspire my work. Through my work I have been able to portray memories of Afghanistan while studying here in Indonesia. Nesar Ahmad Eesar in an exclusive interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES said: During my time, while studying painting, people kept telling me that I should not be learning painting as it is Haram ...

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We will respect Pashtuns’ decision on Pashtunistan: Karzai

Former president of Afghanistan talks to THE PASHTUN TIMES

KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai said that if Pashtuns from Pakhtunkhwa decide to Pashtunistan, he would respect their decision. In an interview with The Pashtun Times, the ex-president said that in the Durand Line Agreement, the Durand Line was not called a border. “It was not called a border but the term sphere of influence was used. It means sphere ...

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The Durand Line can’t separate Afghans: Hamid Karzai in a historic interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES

KABUL: Former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in an exclusive interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES

  The Durand Line is not a claim but an aspiration and a historical right of the Afghan people; If Pashtuns from Pashtunkhwa decide to Pashtunistan, we will respect their decision; Pashtuns on other side of the Durand Line are victims of conspiracies; Daesh is a foreign project; the Pakistani military must stop creating challenges for Afghanistan; Afghans will respond ...

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Causing destruction in Afghanistan won’t help Pakistan, former president of Afghanistan ‘Hamid Karzai’ talks to THE PASHTUN TIMES

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Karzai said that the path to Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan is through friendship, brotherhood and cooperation. KABUL: Asking Islamabad to see Kabul as a good friend, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said that Pakistan would never achieve its objectives by causing war and destruction in Afghanistan. During an interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES, the ex-president said that Pakistan should cooperate ...

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Impeding exploding mountains would require struggle for political empowerment and right to use indigenous resources: Dr. Khadim Hussain

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Managing Director Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation and Pashtun intellectual Dr. Khadim Hussian in an Exclusive Interview with The Pashtun Times Dr. Khadim Hussain is currently working as Managing Director Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation (BKTEF) Peshawar, Pakistan, he has worked as permanent faculty for Linguistics and Communication at Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan, from 2004 to 2010. He has also ...

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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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Pashtun must Opt for Peace and Education: Mr. Amjed Ayaz Khan

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Mr. Amjed Ayaz Khan is a senior English teacher at Government Post Graduate College, Bannu. He has a master degree in literature from the University of the Punjab. He has been teaching English language and literature for 20 years in Pakistan and outside Pakistan. He remained AdvancED and CITA (Asia Pacific Region) accreditation advisor to a number of American and ...

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