Pashtun News

Karzai: Taliban must renounce violence if ‘considering they are sons of Afghanistan’

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on Taliban to renounce violence and join hands with the other countrymen in rebuilding the country if ‘they consider themselves sons of Afghanistan’. In a statement released following a series of deadly attacks across the country since the group announced its spring offensive, Karzai said the war has been imposed on the ...

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Swat activist Tabassum Adnan wins 2016 Nelson Mandela Award

Tabassum Adnan winner of the Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award for the year 2016 in Individual Activist category. —Photo: CIVICUS Alliance SWAT: Tabassum Adnan, a women’s rights activist from Swat valley became the recipient of yet another prestigious award on Thursday when she was bestowed with the Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 in Bogota, Colombia. ...

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‘Corridor Front’ is a positive and laudable step: Aurangzeb Kasi

ISLAMABAD: Leader ANP (Wali) Aurangzeb Kasi appreciated the role of Dr. Said Alam Mehsud and his organization Pashtunkhwa Ulasi Tahreek (PUT) for making ‘Corridor Front’. He said that it is time for Pashtuns to unite. Talking to THE PASHTUN TIMES, Aurangzeb Kasi said that Corridor Front will be proved an effective forum while struggling for the Pashtuns ‘due share’ in ...

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Federal Government continuously deceives Pashtuns on the corridor project: Dr. Said Alam Mehsud

Joint ‘Corridor Front’ set up to claim ‘due’ share of Khyber-Pashtunkhwa in corridor project PESHAWAR: Various political parties and organisations representing different sections of society on Friday formed a joint forum to work for claiming the ‘rightful’ share of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining tribal areas in the multibillion dollars China-Pakistan Corridor project. The formation of the Joint Corridor Front was ...

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All Political Parties Launch ‘Corridor Front’ in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: ‘Corridor Front’ launched in all parties joint meeting on Thursday, held at Al-Markaz-e-Islami in Peshawar. The meeting was called by Pakhtunkhwas Ulasi Tehreek (PUT) and Dr. Said Alam Mehsud, leader of PUT, presided the move. Political parties participated in the joint meeting were ANP, ANP (Wali), JI, QWP, Mazdoor Kisaan Party, PTI and Awami Workers Party. All the parties unanimously ...

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ANP protests against target killing of party members

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) on Wednesday staged protest demonstrations against target killing of its local leader in Swat. Protest demonstrations were also staged in Peshawar, Mardan, Bannu, Charsadda, Lakki Marwat and Islamabad on the call of party leaderships. A large number of ANP workers, led by ANP Secretary General Mian Iftikhar Hussain, gathered outside Peshawar Press Club. The protesters ...

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Crime and punishment: Rajmirkhel tribe to be expelled under FCR

Jirga uses collective responsibility clause to convict tribe in monetary dispute. PHOTO: AFP/FILE PESHAWAR: Members of the Rajmirkhel clan of the Afridi tribe in Jankor Hassankhel in Frontier Region (FR) Peshawar will be forcibly expelled from their native land by the political administration in the coming days. The decision has been taken after its members were convicted under the Frontier Crimes ...

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Karzai calls on Taliban to join peace talks

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on Taliban group to join peace talks with the Afghan government in a bid to end violence and help secure peace and stability in the country. Karzai met with the delegation representing Hezb-e-Islami party during peace talks with the Afghan government. This comes as Taliban group has rejected to join peace talks as ...

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Scars of militancy plague peace-loving Pashtuns in Swat

Militancy-hit Farman along with his family MINGORA: Although normalcy has returned to the scenic valley of Swat, yet scores of people, affected by the militancy, are still facing hardships. Hundreds of widows and orphans have to struggle to get onetime food while there are many more who suffer from the injuries they received during militancy in the region. Like most ...

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Musings on the drawings of Ghani Khan

Most of us are familiar with the poetry of Ghani Khan, arguably one of the most important and eminent Pashto poets of the twentieth century. While some are acquainted with his work as a sculptor and painter, his drawings moreover merit equal recognition, by way of offering a further glimpse into his raw talent and inherently creative mind. Although it ...

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