Pashtun News

We will respect Pashtuns’ decision on Pashtunistan: Karzai

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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Pashtun-Baloch solidarity day marked

KABUL: Pashtun-Baloch Solidarity Day was marked in an event organized by the Ministry of Border and Tribal Affairs here in Kabul, aimed to strengthen brotherly and historical ties between the Baloch and Pashtun people further. A number of the cabinet members, parliamentarians, tribal leaders, poets and writers participated in the ceremony. Sunbula 9 (sixth month of solar year) is marked ...

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Pashtun girl ‘Sidra Khan’ declared worldwide topper in online test

PESHAWAR: Sidratul Muntaha alias Sidra Khan, a resident of Topi tehsil of Swabi district, has got first position by scoring 100 per cent marks in the Management Accounting MA-1 paper in an online examination of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants ( ACCA) . She has been declared a worldwide topper from Pakistan to have competed among 180 countries of ...

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Peshawar: Pashtun leader Asfandyar Wali Khan proudly declares to be an Afghan

I was Afghan, I am Afghan and I will be Afghan, says Asfandyar Wali Khan PESHAWAR: A prominent Pashtun leader and Pakistani politician Asfandyar Wali Khan has proudly declared he is an Afghan as he warned against the harassment of Afghan refugees in the country. In his address during a rally in Swabi, Asfandyar Wali Khan criticized the Interior Ministry ...

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The Tip of an Iceberg: Wali Khan in Pakistani Politics

We do want provincial autonomy but with historical sanctity: Late Wali Khan In my previous article, my experiment with Communists and Islamist,  I mentioned, it was Late Ajmal Khattak, who introduced me to the heart ache of national identity. Abdul Wali Khan; was the one who armed me with knowledge, analytic thinking and logical approach. It was expensive jewelry, for my ...

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Bacha Khan’s Movement of Social Reform and Non-Violence: A Reappraisal

In 1929 when British Colonial power had reached its zenith on the Indian sub-continent, a movement which advocated egalitarian social reform, unity and non-violent political action began in what was then known as the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The Khudai Khidmatgar (KK) movement, meaning ‘Servants of God,’ was established under the charismatic leadership of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (aka: ...

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Noted Pashto singer wants his ailing son treated abroad

Sardar Yousafzai with his ailing son Zaland BATKHELA: Senior Pashto singer Sardar Yousafzai has appealed to federal and provincial governments to provide him with financial support to get his son treated abroad. Talking to Dawn here on Thursday, he said that his 11-year-old son Zaland had been suffering for the last over six years from a mysterious disease in which ...

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Babara Massacre, 12th August, 1948

14th of August 1948 was celebrated in NWFP with drums and flags by Muslim League sponsored crowds. Just 2 days before, a painful and shamefule event of Babarha massacre occurred on 12 August 1948. Jinnah Sahib dismissed the legitimate government of Dr. Khan Sahib in June1948. A government of Muslim league leader, kashmiri born, Abdul Qayyum Khan was installed in ...

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Just blaming RAW for everything will not work, says Pashtun leader Mehmud Khan Achakzai

Pashtun leader Mehmud Khan Achakzai says: PM Nawaz should sack officers of intelligence agencies if they fail to trace Quetta attack perpetrators. Intelligence agencies are busy in gathering information about the activities of politicians while terrorists are free to move anywhere. Our intelligence agencies failed to nab terrorists.   ISLAMABAD: Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai on ...

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Malalai of Maiwand, the pride of Afghans

Malalai was an Afghan heroine from the small village of Khig in Kandahar who played a major role in the Battle of Maiwand (July 27th, 1880) during the second Anglo-Afghan war. During the battle, when the tide turned against the Afghan fighters and their morale dropped, Malalai cried out: Young love if you do not fall in the battle of ...

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