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Pashtun Spring: Time to redraw the boundary between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Islamabad: Activists claim state following 'racist' policy against Pashtun community.

Angry Pashtun tribesmen chanting anti-Taliban and freedom slogans torched the office of the Taliban in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in response to the Jan. 3 police killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, an inspiring Pashtun model, during a raid of what police said was a “terrorist hideout.” Mehsud’s death sparked a protest by young Pashtuns from throughout the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and tribal areas along the Durand Line, ...

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Opinion: The unnamed heroes, the forgotten widows, orphans of Maruf, Arghasan districts

Pashtana Durrani

Palwasha, the only daughter of Barani orphaned as a kid and married recently. Now she is a widow mother of two, who are now orphaned too. A tank entered the fortress that was recently turned into check post. The Qala (fortress) was attacked by the tank’s main gun, few seconds later a suicide bomber came in, a huge blast took ...

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The fundamental contradiction

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

Important  developments during this week (public explanation by the Chief Justice about recent court orders and the COAS’s Senate briefing) seem to have somewhat helped in defusing the crippling tension that had gripped the political situation during the last few weeks with a severely negative fall out for governance system in the country. It was because the high voltage tension ...

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Battle for Lahore

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

After politically almost choking Islamabad to death through a sit in by a violent band of religious zealots in November, the action of the unfolding coup has shifted to Lahore in December to demolish the provincial government which is the actual base of PML-N rule over the country. By stopping Mian Nawaz Sharif from mobilizing masses, the Trojan horses of establishment 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 zebrato 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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The Path to U.S.-Russia Cooperation

Understanding Iran's Foreign Policy

Despite the array of twists and turns since the start of the Trump administration, there is a chance that U.S.-Russia relations could improve over time. My cautious optimism depends on three assumptions. My first assumption: President Trump continues to remain interested in engagement and cooperation with Russia. He aims to contain and defeat the threat of terrorism, make progress in ...

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Welcome modern bureaucracy, the terminal decline of corruption


By Khan Wali Khan Basharmal-The influence and interruption of the warlords, corrupt bureaucrats and tribal leaders in the social, economic and bureaucratic system of the government of Afghanistan, have to go; many such instances derailing the progress of Afghan society. Our weak bureaucratic structure and tribal-based non-technological system of institutional hiring comprise a serious bone of contention for well-qualified Afghan ...

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The Role of Music in Islam – Keynote speech by Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri


On the evening of Monday, May 22, a group of Pashtun musicians from Peshawar lit up the Edmund Burke Theatre at Trinity College, Dublin with their electrifying, energetic instrumental folk sound, based on Pashtun tunes, fused with western instruments. Khumaryaan performed to a packed theatre with a big turnout of people originally hailing from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The concert involved ...

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Why Europe Needs a New Renaissance

Britta Petersen

Europe does not exactly look good at the moment. In fact it looks like a greedy old man who sits on his money and refuses to notice that his time has passed. The Danish parliament seriously believes that confiscating all valuables from refugees exceeding an amount of 400 Euro is a good idea. The so called Visegrad countries (Poland, Hungary, ...

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