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6 hunger strikers hospitalized as Helmand peace rally widens

LASHKARGAH: Six hunger strikers have been hospitalized in the capital of southern Helmand province after their condition deteriorated, sources said on Saturday. A number of people have been on hunger strike since Thursday demanding both sides of the warring parties to the Afghanistan conflict to enter a ceasefire. The rare strike began after dozens of people were killed and wounded in a ...

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Judicial martial law

In a free season on the Constitution some people have floated the idea of imposing a judicial martial law for holding general elections in the country. Apart from being a contradiction in terms it’s also a totally meaningless concept because a martial law is martial law and a prefix or a suffix doesn’t change its character in any manner. We ...

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Senior U.S. diplomat visits Pakistan to discuss fight against terrorism

A senior U.S. State Department official has arrived in Islamabad to discuss bilateral ties and Pakistan’s fight against terrorism, the State Department said in a statement. The senior bureau official for the bureau of South and Central Asian affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells, who arrived in the Pakistani capital on March 28, will meet with several senior Pakistani government officials, international ...

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Helmand sit-in youths start hunger strike

KABUL: Several youths participating in a sit-in in southern Helmand province have started hunger strike as they demand an immediate end to the ongoing violence by declaring a ceasefire. The participants of the sit-in have warned that their hunger strike will continue until the Taliban and the government have not responded positively to their demand for the ceasefire. In the ...

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Conflicting reports emerge regarding Pak-Afghan forces clash in Paktia

KABUL: Conflicting reports have emerged regarding a clash between the Afghan and Pakistani border forces near Durand Line in Paktia as situation remains tense along the Line amid deteriorating security situation and persistent artillery shelling. The provincial government of Paktia said in a statement that the Afghan border forces came under coordinated fire both from the Taliban and Pakistani militia ...

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Helmand sit-in demands halt to state-sponsored terrorism

KABUL: Residents of southern Helmand province including men and women have staged a sit-in in Lashkargah city to seek an end to Pakistan’s sponsoring of terrorism. Following a deadly suicide car bombing in the premises of Ayub Khan Stadium, happened on Saturday in which at least 16 compatriots were martyred and 50 others sustained injuries, a sit-in has been set ...

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PTM, a quest for law

PTM, a quest for law Amend the law; adapt it to the needs of the day, or repeal it altogether have been some of the objectives of the social and political movements surfaced throughout the history. However, it indeed sounds strange to know about a social movement which demands a government to implement its law. The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) ...

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Pashtun Tahfuz Movement (PTM) and media concerns

Pashtun Tahfuz Movement (PTM) staged a sit-in in Islamabad for more than a week under the young leadership of Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen. Since the spontaneous birth of this movement till now, mainstream media has adopted three manipulative stances to demean the worth of the PTM and its cause.  The first strategy was to not impart proper coverage to PTM sit-in ...

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Dilemma of Pashtuns in Pakistan

It is costlier in Pakistan to challenge the tentacles of overdeveloped state institutes. Very few beings in Pakistan take dare to question the notorious role of state institutes in selling out the brand of religion and patriotism for exploitation. One of these beings, Manzur Pashteen a bearded man of twenties is now on the vanguard of war-weary Pashtuns demanding justice. ...

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Politicians, parliamentarians pay tribute to victims of Kabul sit-in attack

KABUL: The Chairperson of the Afghan Samon Society, Zakia Wardak on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on peaceful Kabul sit-in, extending her deepest condolence and prayers to the victims of the attack. Zakia Wardak visited the sit-in at Chaman-e-Hazori Park at Kabul, expressing unity and solidarity with the leadership and activists of the sit-in. Lending support to the sit-in, ...

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