Pashtun News

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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Pashto folk singer Zarsanga warns Pakistan, will leave for Afghanistan if justice not provided

KABUL: A well-known Pashtun singer in Pakistan who is internationally famous for her unique still and voice of singing has scolded Pakistan she would leave for Kabul if authorities fail in bringing the culprits into the court of justice. The Pashtu folk music queen and her two sons sustained deep injuries after being attacked by unknown men in Nowshera district ...

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Pashto singer Zarsanga, family members injured in attack

NOWSHEHRA: Pashto singer Zarsanga and her two sons were severely injured after being attacked by unknown men in Pirpai Nowshehra. According to reports, the attackers attacked the singer and eight members of her family in Nowshehra. The attackers also reportedly robbed them off their valuables. The Pashto singer and her family members are currently under treatment at a medical facility ...

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Pashtun leader Mehmud Khan Achakzai warns Pakistan regarding persistent interference in Afghanistan

QUETTA: Pashtun leader inPakistan Mahmood Achakzai has warned Islamabad regarding the persistent interference of Islamabad in the internal affairs of Afghanistan. Speaking during a gathering in Quetta city, Achakzai said the persistent interferences could have negative consequences that will take Pakistan towards major crisis. He also warned that such interferences would also have a negative impact and could sabotage the ...

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Malala Yousafzai celebrates graduation, joins Twitter

Nobel laureate and girls education campaigner Malala Yousa­f­­­zai graduated from college on Friday and used the occasion as an opportunity to join Twitter. The 19-year-old youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize sent out her first series of tweets on Friday evening, symbolising education as the key driving force behind her actions. “Today is my last day of school and my ...

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Civil society denounces fencing on Durand Line, demands govt to allocate seats for Pashtunkhwa in Afghan Parliament

KABUL: Civil society organisations have denounced the fencing of the Durand Line by the Pakistan Army and asked the government to allocate seats for the people of Pakhtunkhwa in the Wolesi Jirga. Civil Society activist Faiz Mohammad Zaland said the British-era Durand Line had divided Pakhtun tribes. He promised they would continue their campaign against this imaginary line, which is not recognised by Kabul. “Over the past ...

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Pashtun leader Mehmud Khan Achakzai demands to call a Loya Jirga of Afghan elders, living on both sides of the Durand Line

To search out solution of the Afghan crisis, Pashtun leader Mehmud Khan Achakzai demands to call a Loya Jirga of Afghan elders, living on both sides of the Durand Line PASHTUNKHWA: The Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), Mahmood Khan Achakzai in his recent speech at Qilla Abdullah in Baluchistan province, said that any Pashtun in Pakistan who are not feeling the ...

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Contemporary neo-ethnic fusion: Pashtun music reinterpreted: Interview with Khumaryaan by Angelina Merisi

Khumariyaan: Interview with Sparlay Rawail This interview was carried out on the 30th May 2017, between this author (Angelina Merisi) and Sparlay Rawail, the lead guitarist with the band – Khumariyaan. The following is a transcript of that conversation. Merisi: Hello and thank you very much for taking the time from your busy schedule to carry out this interview. Sparlay: ...

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28th May 1930 – Takkar Massacre, Mardan

BY KADWAL: The British colonialists were angry because the freedom movement of the Khudai Khidmatgars, also known as the Red Shirts, was in full swing. After Peshawar and Utmanzai, Takkar was the stronghold of the movement and the British authorities were arresting leaders of the movement to crush it. On May 26, 1930 the British police officer Murphy arrived in ...

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Abdul Rahim Mandokhil was a tireless political combatant: Karzai

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed regrets over the death of politician Abdul Rahim Mandokhil, calling him a “tireless political combatant”. “With regrets, I learned that a great political, social and cultural figure of Pakhtoonkhwa, and vice president of the Pakhtoonkhwa National Awwami Party, Abdul Rahim Mandokhil passed away due to illness,” Karzai was quoted as saying by a statement. ...

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