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Pashtun, Baloch activists discuss atrocities by Pakistan Army in FATA


KABUL: The Pashtun and Baloch activists recently gathered in Afghanistan’s Kabul to discuss about the atrocities carried out by the Pakistan Army in their region. Held under the aegis of the National Movement of Afghanistan, a political party, it invited delegates, including Wakil Shah Faqirzada and Rashid Khattak from Peshawar and Mashal Takar, founder of Great Afghanistan Movement from Canada. ...

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Pashtun women’s rights activist wins Anna Politkovskaya Award

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PESHAWAR: Gulalai Ismail, a Pashtun women’s rights activist from Swabi, was awarded the Reach all Women in War (RAW) Anna Politkovskaya Award on Thursday alongside senior Indian journalist, Gauri Lankesh, according to a report by RAW. Gulalai co-founded a non-governmental organisation, Aware Girls, with her sister Saba Ismail in 2002. The organisation aims to strengthen the leadership skills of young people, ...

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The lonely struggle of Mashal Khan’s father against the ‘narrative’ of intolerance


He doesn’t blame the accused men, only the “narrative” that brought them to where they stand now. HARIPUR: The ride along the reptilian road to Central Jail Haripur is claustrophobic. The shops straddle the road oppressively; the rush-hour traffic heaves. Only the roadside mulberry trees and the occasional field bring green relief from fume-laden air, however transitory. Arrival at the ...

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Extremist outfits asked to shun violence to participate in polls


PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan on Tuesday urged jehadi and extremist organisations to abandon violence before participating in electoral politics. “Entry of these groups in mainstream political process is a positive step. But they should publicly disassociate themselves from their past activities and apologise for it,” replied Asfandyar Wali when asked about the participation of the Milli ...

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Broken Dreams: Displacement hinders education for thousands in Waziristan

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BANNU, Pakistan: Noor Kalam Wazir had to abandon his dream of becoming a scientist after fighting forced his family to abandon their North Waziristan homeland in northwestern Pakistan three years ago. Wazir, now in his 20s, gave up on the hope of attending university after a Pakistani military offensive against Islamist militants razed their extensive grocery business to the ground ...

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New US strategy imports disastrous repercussion for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Asfandyar Wali Khan

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PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party Central President, Asfandyar Wali Khan has said the new US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia is very much dangerous for Afghanistan and Pakistan, calling on the Trump administration to prioritize mediation instead of fueling war in Afghanistan. In his exclusive interview with Salim Safi in Jirga Program at Geo Television, Asfandar Wali Khan said, Pakistan ...

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ANP hopes for United Pashtun future


ISLAMABAD: The multiparty conference held on Thursday to demand the swift merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not only exposed the lack of coherence among stakeholders, but also saw some of the key players announcing their intention to block the mainstreaming of the tribal areas. Organised by the Awami National Party (ANP) to discuss the early merger of Fata with ...

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Imposed Federation of Pakistan: Pashtuns, Kashmiris, Sindhis and Balochs make firstever independence alliance

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FRANKFURT [Germany]: The Sindh representative political party, the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), under their independence movement, held an international conference, represented by Balochistan, the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Pashtunistan, and the China-Occupied Xinjiang and called on the international community to support and acknowledge the oppressed historic nations’ right to national independence. These nations said that they have been languishing under the ...

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Malala has been accepted into Oxford University


The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics No need for Malala to feel nervous jitters anymore as she now knows that her Oxford University admission has been confirmed. The Nobel Peace Prize winner tweeted a screenshot of her acceptance stating that she has met the criteria to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University ...

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September will bring a most memorable book for Afghanistan


“Durand’s Curse” —A line across Pathan Heart In 1893, Mortimer Durand, an Englishman duped the Afghan Amir Abdur Rahman into signing blindly on a piece of paper. Consequently Afghanistan lost 40,000 square miles of its territory, first to Britain and then to Pakistan. Yet, no one knows why this happened. Nor has anyone ever written about it. Part of the ...

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