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Defiance breaks out in Pashtun paramilitary

KHYBER AGENCY: An outbreak of disobedience and resignations appeared in the paramilitary of Mehsud Scouts when 23 soldiers tendered their resignations purportedly in reaction to alleged covert support to militant outfits in South Waziristan, North Waziristan, and Khyber Agency. “Inside the Mehsud Scouts it is rumored they have been detained for making public their support to the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement ...

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Pashtuns’ Uprising: The Art of Resistances

Pashtuns’ Uprising: The Art of Resistances To put it simply and bluntly, James C. Scott, (an anthropologist and political critic on nations-state) discusses four forms of resistance, that’s how an individual constructs and re-constructs itself in dealing with dominant and subordinate “power-relation” in his excellent book “Domination and the Art of Resistance”. His four forms of resistance can be seen ...

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Pashtun thrown to the wolves

Pashtun thrown to the wolves BY HABIB KHAN: Bearing seventy three years brutality and oppression of Pakistani state since the partition of sub-continent, in the present time Pashtuns just yell this burden in the historical trepidatious words of their freedom fighter Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan aka Bacha Khan Baba “You have thrown us to the wolves” spoke to All India ...

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Manzoor Pashteen, a young, charismatic and influential Pashtoon leader

Manzoor Pashteen, a young, charismatic and influential Pashtoon leader Manzoor Pashteen is the voice of all Pashtoons and Afghans who have been affected by the long-lasting war, mainly in Pashtoon areas at both sides of the imposed Durand line. Manzoor is a simple, but young, charismatic and influential Pashtoon leader. He is a role model for many youths and many ...

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Charismatic leader; Manzoor Pashteen

Charismatic leader; Manzoor Pashteen There are numerous theories about leadership, The theory of charismatic leadership can be more appropriately applied to the rising Manzoor Pashteen. Being a Muslim I don’t believe in the belief of seven reborn as believed in Hinduism. But it’s a fact that sometimes I am compelled to mull that this belief may be true. What compelled ...

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PTM and restructuring established narrative

Micheal Foucault’s ‘Power-Knowledge’ thesis emphasizes an entrenched relation between power and knowledge. Neither power nor that of knowledge is independent. Both contribute to each other for the sustainability of their existence. Similarly, there also subsists ‘Power-Narrative construction’ phenomenon. In Pakistan, power elites have comprised their ‘engineered narrative’ regarding Talibanization, militancy, Afghan Jihad, state interest and national interest. This ‘engineered narrative’ ...

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Mainstreaming FATA

Gone are the days of colonialism, yet we see its remnants to this day. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is such a space that was either eulogized for the ‘free spirit’ of our valiant tribesmen or abused as a lawless region. It came to be the epicentre of terrorist structures, which were rooted out by our valiant armed forces. ...

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The dismal picture of Pak politics

Officially Pakistan is supposed to be in the final stage of preparation for general elections to be held in summer this year as the elected National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies are reaching the end of their constitutional term on May 30 ( the last day of the constitutional life of Pakhtunkhwa Assembly is May 28). Care taker governments, at both ...

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The birth of Pashtun Che

                                              The birth of Pashtun Che Constitutional demands are not discussed in Jirga but sorted out in parliament or Jurists. One has to see the ground realities and be in the shoes of Manzoor Pashteen and his comrades to ...

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The repressive policies of the military establishment in Pakistan continue

The repressive policies of the military establishment in Pakistan continue. In Lahore, Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement is going to hold a public meeting tomorrow at Mochi Gate; in order to update all other nationalities on the atrocities, going on against Pakhtuns. The military establishment has started every conspiracy to stop a just cause. The military intelligence agencies have raided the printing ...

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