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Pashtun Spring in Islamabad demands an end to Pashtuns’ genocide

Pashtuns sit in

Pashtun Spring in Pakistan; ‘Pakistan’s security agencies conduct slow motion Pashtun genocide and sponsor terrorism in Afghanistan’. The Pashtun Long March has reached Islamabad and staged a sit-in in front of press club, wanting Justice for Naqeeb Mahsood, full stop to Pashtun genocide in Pakistan, human rights violations in FATA and Pakistan imposed terrorism and militarism, but it was totally ...

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Pakistan has played double game for years: Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley - US ambassador to the UN

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Tuesday accused Pakistan of playing a “double game” with the US for years, a behaviour that was no longer acceptable. “The administration is withholding USD255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years,” US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley told reporters in New York. “They (Pakistanis) ...

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Pakistan has given us nothing but lies and deceit, says Donald Trump


Accusing Pakistan of giving safe haven to terrorists the US hunts in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump on Monday said such a behavior was no longer tolerable. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump said in a tweet Monday morning. “They ...

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Here’s why activists in FATA oppose Obaid-Chinoy’s latest project

Pakistan's Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: The Oscar double winner. Photo: AFP

Obaid-Chinoy has a legitimacy problem that needs to be addressed to restore her credibility as an unbiased and professional film-maker. Pakistan army’s strategic depth policy has had devastating consequences for people of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The area was handed over in de facto manner by Pakistan  army to its  proxies, the  Taliban, since 9/11. The Taliban disrupted ...

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“Speaking truth to Power”: Khan Shaheed Abdul Samad Khan

Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai

One of the most influential trends depicted in the evolution of post-colonial studies has been the discourse around history and historiography. The deconstruction of grand historical narratives and reconstruction of alternative frame of analysis has figure out realities that are made invisible under the auspices of state’s tagging narrative of good, bad and the ugly. The post-colonial studies stemmed in ...

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Why must we boycott Deewa and Mashal radios?

JUI activists carrying out a protest demonstration against Deewah Radio and Mashal Radio where they sought ban on these two radio channels running their programs respectively from Washington DC and Prague

The zebrati boys are the most sacred people for they are God chosen and whatever they do and foresee is  infallible Almost every second and third day, a bang, a blast, and a gun shot, followed by American drone strikes and Pakistani aerial blitzkrieg while pounding terrorists hideouts. This is how the Pashtuns lived for a decade. The clouds of ...

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A country in denial – Human Rights violation of transgender community in Pakistan


‘The General Assembly proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, ...

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Madhubala’s Peshawar connection


Not many people know that the parents of Bollywood’s most beautiful star had moved from Swabi to Mumbai in search of a better life We all know about the many male Bollywood legends who come from Peshawar. But very few people would have heard that the Indian film industry’s most beautiful heroin also had a connection with the old Peshawar ...

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Afghanistan forced Pakistan to stop fencing Durand Line

Fecing the durand wall

KABUL: The Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs has strongly rejected the unilateral fencing of Durand Line and tribal people, including border police forces have been stopped Pakistan’s fencing work in Zazai district of Khost province. Addressing a press conference the other day here in Kabul, deputy minister for borders and tribal affairs, Muhammad Yaqoob Ahmadzai came hard over Pakistan ...

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Fencing the Durand Line is no different than creating the Wall of Berlin: Hussain Haqqani 

Hussain Haqqani - Former Ambassador of Pakistan to US
Photo: The Pashtun Times

“The Pashtuns of Pakistan and the Pashtuns of Afghanistan have not only ethnic kinship, but also historical bond, and to pursue the policy of erecting a wall along the Durand Line wouldn’t be any different than the “Wall of Berlin”, which was created in Germany, says Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqani. The Pashtun Times conducted an ...

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