Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

3 policemen allegedly involved in Naqeebullah murder case identified by eyewitnesses

DN: Three policemen allegedly involved in a Karachi ‘encounter’ resulting in the extrajudicial killing of North Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud were picked out by eyewitnesses during an identification parade in court on Wednesday. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Allahyar, head constable Muhammad Iqbal and constable Arshad Ali were produced before a judicial magistrate in Malir, where two eyewitnesses identified them in an ...

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Afghan security officials visit Pakistan to hand over evidence regarding Kabul attacks

ISLAMABAD: Top Afghan security officials have arrived in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan after a series of deadly attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country left scores of people dead. The two senior security officials, including the intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai and minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak are expected to hold talks with the Pakistani officials. The ...

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Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide

The actress who committed suicide in 2013 left a note, in which she blamed Sooraj for ruining her life The actress who committed suicide in 2013 left a note, in which she blamed Sooraj for ruining her life Four and a half years after Jiah Khan’s suicide, her former boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetment to suicide. According ...

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A book review: My life with the Taliban

“My Life With The Taliban” A Book Review by Zahid Khattak Abdus Salam Zaeef, a former Taliban envoy to Pakistan, offers a unique contribution to the literature written on the conflict in Afghanistan along with his autobiography. He presents an un-apologetic Taliban attitude on the events in Afghanistan and as such give his perspective on different issues. For instance, his ...

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‘No’ to Taliban talks after wave of attacks in Afghanistan, says President Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out quick talks with the Taliban, following a wave of bloody large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul. “I don’t think we are prepared to talk right now,” Trump said, throwing into question Washington’s strategy of pushing the group toward the negotiating table. “We don’t want to talk with the Taliban,” Trump said. “They are ...

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Main accused in Asma murder case has successfully fled to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah visa: police

Asma was a third-year student at a medical college in Abbottabad — Photo by H. Farhan. A special team was formed on Monday to investigate the killing of Asma Rani, a third-year medical student who was reportedly shot dead in Kohat on Saturday for refusing a marriage proposal. District Police Officer (DPO) Abbas Majeed Marwat formed a team comprising six senior ...

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President Ghani urges Afghanistan’s international friends to join a united front against states support terrorists

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has urged Afghanistan’s international friends to adopt a united front against countries supporting and equipping terrorists. In a joint press conference with visiting Indonesian counterparty Joko Widodo, Ghani lambasted the Taliban for claiming barbaric incidents of violence in the country and asked the global community to put pressure on supporters of terrorism for ending the decades old conflict in ...

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ANP vows it will not let democracy to be derailed

PESHAWAR: President Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan said that democratic process has been facing threats, and if this time again attempts are made to derail the system they will resist against it. “Some talk about [installing] technocrats, some about a national government. We feel threats to democracy, but all unconstitutional steps will be resisted and democracy defended,” Wali said during ...

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شہید نقیب کا قتل آخری، مزید کسی بے گناہ پشتون کا قتل نا ممکن بنا دیں گے: محسود قبائل تحفظ قومی موومنٹ

کراچی میں شہید نقیب اللہ محسود کے ماورائے عدالت قتل کے خلاف جنوبی وزیرستان محسود قبائل تحفظ قومی موومنٹ کے پیدل مارچ نے بنوں میں پریس کلب کے سامنے احتجاجی دھر نا دیا ان کے ساتھ مختلف سیاسی جماعتوں کے کارکن اور طلباء بھی شریک ہوئے مظاہرین نے ماورائے قتل کے تحقیقات اور انور راؤ کو پھانسی دینے کا مطالبہ ...

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95 killed, 151 wounded as massive blast rocks Kabul

KABUL: The death toll from a suicide bombing carried out through an ambulance has risen to 95, with 151 others wounded near the Jamuriat Hospital in Kabul on Saturday, officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majrooh told the media the toll might still rise because many of the wounded were said to be in critical condition. Baryali Helali, head of Afghanistan Government Media and Information ...

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