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Pashtun’s Grand Jirga from Tribal Areas supports the merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: Pakhtunkhwa Ulasi Tehrik (PUT) hold a grand Qabayalee Jirga in Peshawar consisting FATA parliamentarians, FATA political alliance, Lawyers, students, women and tribal elders warmly participated in the Jirga. The participants of Jirga supported the merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and passes the following resolutions: ONE: The Jirga decide to merge FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and have rejects the ...

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ANP Stresses Need for Joint Offensive against Terrorists

PESHAWAR: A Pakhtun nationalist party has urged Islamabad to pave the ground for a joint offensive with Kabul against terrorists. Awami National Party (ANP) general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain called terrorists the common enemy of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Speaking to reporters in the Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, he stressed the need for a joint operation to ...

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Terrorists Attack on Bacha Khan University Left 22 People Dead

PESHAWAR: At least 22 people died and 50 others injured as gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Wednesday morning. Military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa said that four terrorists had been killed during the ground and operation at the university. Moreover, the students have reported that the chemistry teacher , syed Hamid Hussain, who fought against ...

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Pashtun Writer Dr. Adeel Khan Laid to Rest in Istunbul

BANNU: Pashtun journalist-turned academician, Dr Adeel Khan, who died of a heart attack, laid to rest in Istanbul, Turkey. He was 57. The family sources said the academician from Mardan, who had done doctorate in sociology from the University of Wollongog, News South Wales, Australia, and was based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, had flown to Istanbul for holidaying. He ...

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Pashtun Intellectual Dr. Adeel Khan Passes away in Istanbul

BANNU: Pashtun intellectual Dr Adeel Khan has passed away in Istanbul. He was on his visit to Istanbul, Turkey, but sad reports came from his family members that Adeel Khan was found dead in a hotel room, where he was staying. Talking to The Pashtun Times, his brother Haroon Khan said that Dr Adeel died of heart attack. Dr Adeel Khan ...

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All Parties Political Alliance, North Waziristan held a Rally in Favour of Demands from the Pakistani State

BANNU: The leaders of Awami National Party, Tehreek-i-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party, Jamiat Ulama-i-Islam, Mulim League (N), Jamat-i-Islami, and Qawmi Watan Party addressed the rally, which emerged from Milad Park in Bannu and reached the Bannu Press Club, where it acquired the shape of a protest. Addressing the protesters, Nisar Ali Khan, Malak Ghulam Khan, Riaz Khan, Hafiz Farhad Ali, Malak ...

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Pakistani Military Unlikely to Close Down Taliban and Haqqani Operations: Zalmay Khalilzad

Amid growing optimism regarding the revival of stalled Afghan peace talks with the mediation of Pakistan,  former US diplomats have said it would be unlikely for the Pakistani military to close down the Taliban and Haqqani network operations and imprison Afghan militant leaders willing to pursue violence. “Pakistani military has never been willing to take the very steps most likely to ...

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Tell it like it is: Historians Call for Rewriting Pakistan’s History

PESHAWAR: Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, popularly known as Dr Khan Sahib, was assassinated in 1958 when he was serving the West Pakistan’s government as its first chief minister. However, he has not been declared a “state martyr”. “The historians in Pakistan must research this issue,” University of Peshawar Vice Chancellor Dr Rasul Jan said. He was speaking at an event of ...

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Provincial Assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Refuses to Establish Malala University in the Province

PESHAWAR: The establishment of Malala University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been refused by the Provincial Assembly. Earlier the provincial Assembly member from ANP Jaffar Shah and the provincial parliamentarian from PPP Nighat Orakzai had tabled a resolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly, proposing the establishment of a university in the province after the name of Pashtun Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. ...

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Karzai Rejects Ghani’s Remarks for Calling Waziristan Residents ‘Pakistanis’

KABUL: The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has rejected the remarks by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for calling the residents of Waziristan tribal regions ‘Pakistanis’. The office of the Former President issued a statement following President Ghani’s remarks he delivered during the Heart of Asia summit in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. The statement further added that the Former ...

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