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Pakistan provides sanctuaries to terrorists and trains them, says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said state to state relations with Pakistan are a bigger challenge for Afghanistan than the existence of terror groups such as Al-Qaeda and Taliban. In an interview with Geo News, the Afghan President alleged that Pakistan provides sanctuaries to terrorists and trains them, making relations with Pakistan, the bigger challenge for his country. ...

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa belongs to Afghans: Achakzai

Pashtun leader Mahamood Khan Achakzai has said that he would not allow anyone to harass Afghan refugees in their “own land”. He directly said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province belongs to Afghans and they can live there without fear and irritation. “If Afghans are harassed in other parts of Pakistan, they should come here to the Pakhtunkhwa province, where no one ...

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Resolve Torkham tension through talks, Asfandyar says

Since clashes between the Afghan border police and Pakistani paramilitary forces resumed Monday at the Torkham crossing, a senior Pakhtun nationalist leader Asfandyar Wali Khan called on the two countries to exercise extreme cautions to put an end to the skirmishes through dialogues. Head of the Awami National Party voiced concern over clashes erupted between border forces of the two ...

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Cultural and governance problems keep girls out of school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A large number of girls’ schools have been hit by terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but bad governance and cultural limitations have also played a role in the abysmal state of girls’ education in the province. According to a report by the Conflict Monitoring Center – an organization that monitors anti-state violence in South Asia – more than 758 schools have ...

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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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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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