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Pashtuns want FATA merged with Khyber-Pashtunkhwa

By Gohar Wazir BANNU: Youth and elders from the tribal areas of North Waziristan Agency and FR Bannu areas want FATA merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, so that like all other regions of Pakistan the Pashtuns of FATA could also have equal rights in Pakistan. The workers of various political parties, students, tribal elders and social activists from North Waziristan ...

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Wagma in her Struggle for Life

By Wakeel Khan PESHAWAR: The great Pashto singer Wagma is originally from Swabi, but she got settled in Peshawar long ago for artistic reasons. The sweet-tongued Wagma occupied hearts and minds of the Pashtun people on either side of the Durand Line for 28 years with her melodious songs. Wagma is suffering from cancer and presently admitted in Lady Reading ...

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Taliban have No Ambition for Universal Jihad out Beyond Afghanistan

The concocted “Islamic State” in Afghanistan is nothing but a splintered group of Taliban which has adopted the name. However, Afghan jihadists have no interest in according allegiance to Arab Islamists. The Taliban’s contention is over resources and power such as heroin trade and smuggling chains. Another such splinter group is Afghan al Qaeda, which also tantamount to being a ...

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Uprise of Hundreds of Local Pashtuns Against ISIS in Ningarhar

Hundreds of local Pashtun tribesmen have uprisen against ISIS in the Achin district of Ningarhar province in Eastern Afghanistan, which borders Pakistan. According to Haji Ghalib, the governor of Achin, 600 local Pashtun tribesmen are helping the Afghan security forces in the battle against ISIS. He added that initially there were some 1500 ISIS terrorists in the border district of ...

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