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Achakzai’s Reservations on ISPR Statement


ISLAMABAD: The Leader of Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mehmood Achakzai has expressed reservations on the press release of ISPR, which stressed on complimentary initiatives on the part of civilian government with a view to secure long term security gains in the military operations against terrorism. Addressing the National Assembly, Mehmood Achakzai said that ISPR press release concerning the yesterday’s Corps’ ...

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Beyond Boundaries: A dialogue on improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: With a view to improve relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a dialogue entitling “Beyond Boundaries” has been hosted on Monday by the Pakistani Center of Research for Security studies and the Duran Research and Analysis of Afghanistan. Government officials, youth and Civil Society from both countries participated in the dialogue with a view to help both countries improve their ...

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The harbinger of a new dawn for FATA: Shehabuddin Khan


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted a committee for finalizing recommendations on the fate of FATA, although the committee lacks any member from FATA. The committee will discuss FATA reforms with the parliamentarians from FATA. Talking to Voice of America, member of the National Assembly from Bajaur, Shehabuddin Khan, said that constitution of the committee on the FATA reforms ...

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I am a Feminist: Malala

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, officially opens The Library of Birmingham in Birmingham, central England, on September 3, 2013. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by a Taliban militant last October after campaigning for girls' right to education, gave an address as she officially opened the new Library of Birmingham.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

PESHAWAR: The Pashtun teenage Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has said to the Hollywood actor Emma Watson that the last year’s address of the actor to the world leaders at the United Nations, with a view to launch her “He for She campaign” to motivate men for women’s rights, helped the activist to evolve her thoughts on using the word Feminist ...

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Putin: The World’s Most Powerful Person

Aug. 30, 2013 - Russian Federation - ITAR-TASS: VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA. AUGUST 30, 2013. Russia's president Vladimir Putin at the meeting on the shipbuilding industry development programme. (Credit Image: © Alexei Nikolsky/ITAR-TASS/

The 2015 ranking of the American business magazine, Forbes, declares the Russian president Vladimir Putin to be the most powerful person of the world. Putin is leading the rank of the magazine for the third consecutive time. According to 2015 ranking of the magazine the German chancellor Angela Merkel is the second most powerful and the American president Barack Obama ...

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Afzal Khan Lala: Champion of Pashtun Unity


Afzal Khan Lala was the veteran Pashtun nationalist, the champion of Pashtun national unity, a renowned author, and the central leader of Awami National Party. He passed away due to protracted illness at the age of 89 on Sunday in a hospital in Islamabad. Afzal Khan Lala was born in Swat in 1926. He began his progressive political struggle in ...

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I intensely refuse to recognize the Durand Line: Begam Nasim Wali Khan


Interview with Begam Nasim Wali Khan on Pashtun National politics and Durand Line Begam Nasim Wali Khan is the leader of Awami National Party (Wali) and wife of famous Pashtun politician late Abdul Wali Khan. Her husband was the first opposition leader in Pakistan and the founder of Awami National Party (ANP). Begam Nasim is the step mother of Asfandyar ...

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Mass Influx of Refugees Creating Problems for Germans


GERMANY: Last Saturday a big counterdemonstration took place at Oberhausen, a former industrial town in the “Ruhrgebiet” of North Rhine Westphalia, NRW, the western part of Germany, which now have less than 215,000 inhabitants. The town was founded in 1850 when industrialization formed the landscape between the rivers Lippe and Ruhr. All citizens were practically migrants from other parts of Germany, ...

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Pashtuns want FATA merged with Khyber-Pashtunkhwa


By Gohar Wazir BANNU: Youth and elders from the tribal areas of North Waziristan Agency and FR Bannu areas want FATA merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, so that like all other regions of Pakistan the Pashtuns of FATA could also have equal rights in Pakistan. The workers of various political parties, students, tribal elders and social activists from North Waziristan ...

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Wagma in her Struggle for Life

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By Wakeel Khan PESHAWAR: The great Pashto singer Wagma is originally from Swabi, but she got settled in Peshawar long ago for artistic reasons. The sweet-tongued Wagma occupied hearts and minds of the Pashtun people on either side of the Durand Line for 28 years with her melodious songs. Wagma is suffering from cancer and presently admitted in Lady Reading ...

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