Pashtun News

Bacha Khan’s legacy

A few days ago Pope Francis in his Christmas message, mentioned three icons of peace and non-violence from the 20th century; Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Abdul Ghaffar Khan (popularly known as Bacha Khan). One would have expected it to be an important news item worth reporting by the Pakistani media. A towering political figure, social reformer and freedom fighter ...

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A Tribute to Bashir Bilour

The Awami National Party, ANP, led provincial government (2008- 2013) of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province came under relentless Taliban terror attacks. The Pashtun nationalist ANP lost over seven hundred workers, activists, supporters and their family members, including legislators. One of the assassinated legislators is Bashir Bilour (1943-2012). Bilour, an ANP stalwart educated as a lawyer and a resident of Peshawar, was ...

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Malala comes out in support of Peshawar Zalmay

Peshawar Zalmi team owner Javed Afridi has met Malala Yousufzai and her family in the UK and presented them with Peshawar Zalmi merchandise. Afridi also mentioned meeting Ahmad Nawaz, an APS survivor, in a tweet. On the occasion, Malala said sports is a platform which brings people together and the people of KP are peace loving. She added that she ...

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‘Growing up in Afghanistan as an artist – A young Afghan artist, Nesar Ahmad Eesar talks to Angelina’

Yet it is Afghanistan that continues to inspire my work. Through my work I have been able to portray memories of Afghanistan while studying here in Indonesia. Nesar Ahmad Eesar in an exclusive interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES said: During my time, while studying painting, people kept telling me that I should not be learning painting as it is Haram ...

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ANP observes death anniversary of Bashir Bilour

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) Thursday observed 4th death anniversary of Bashir Ahmad Bilour and paid rich tributes to him for his services for Pakthuns and province. On 22 December 2012, Bilour was leaving after attending a meeting of ANP workers in Peshawar, when he was attacked and critically injured by a suicide bomber. He was rushed to Lady Reading ...

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Famous Pashto singer Mashooq Sultan passes away

PESHAWAR: Prominent Pashto singer Mashooq Sultan died in Peshawar this morning after protected illness. Her Nimaz-e-Janaza was offered at Chugalpura, Peshawar at 02:00 pm on Monday. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of prominent Pashto singer Mashooq Sultan. In her condolence message, the Minister of State said ...

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The untold story of a dissent; Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai

The tale of independence and partition of India has been trumpeted and touted by different narrators. It is up to the story-teller who makes it reflect each time in a divergent version. When we turn over leafs of the text books– which are drilled into schooling-minds at school and colleges levels – plethora of questions bubble up out of the ...

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20th death anniversary of iconic Pashto poet Ghani Khan observed

KABUL: Twentieth death anniversary of the modern Afghan-Pashtun poet and artist of the 20th century, Khan Abdul Ghani Khan, was commemorated here on Tuesday. In the commemoration ceremony, organized by the Hamid Karzai Foundation, hundreds of poets, academicians, writers, researchers, current and former Afghan officials and nationalists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan participated. Ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Awami National Party ...

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This 24-year-old singer is re-introducing Pashto poet Ghani Khan to the youth

Moeezuddin Mohmand likes to call his style a mix of rock and Sufi music Back in the 80s, when there was only state-run TV, an engineer-turned-singer created waves when he sang poems of the great Pashto poet Ghani Khan. Sardar Ali Takar, whose singing style resembled Saigal and Ustaad Nashanas, quickly became a favourite among the youth. It was not ...

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ANP leader Haji Adeel dies in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Senior leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) Haji Mohammad Adeel passed away on Friday in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Born on October 25, 1944, the former senator died due to heart attack. His funeral prayer was offered at 4:00 pm in Peshawar. Haji Adeel is survived by three sons and a daughter. Former President of ...

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