8am: Mawlawi Mehdi Mujahid, a Hazara member in the ranks of the Taliban, has left the group’s ranks. He, who was the only one who opposed the closure of girls’ schools, has now retired. The Taliban tried to use his influence to strengthen ties with the Hazaras and Shiites, but now the commander has left
Fair Observer: Victory against the US, ethnic conflict within Afghanistan and disappointment with Islamabad could lead the Taliban to create a new Pashtun state on the ruins of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Click here to read more (external link).
These #Hazara villagers say they have received letters from Taliban to leave the village within 3 days. They say they have documents from King Zahir Shah’s era proving their ownership of the lands but Taliban don’t give heed to their pleas. #Afghanisran pic.twitter.com/mLolLeNjEr — Saleem Javed (@mSaleemJaved) September 26, 2021 8am: Local sources say that
Michael Hughes: A crackdown of Pashtun activists in Pakistan has drawn international opprobrium at an inconvenient time for Islamabad and Washington as they try to shape a public narrative to make a peace pact with the Taliban as palatable as possible. The Trump administration wants the U.S.-Taliban exit deal to be seen as a victory
IANS: The moment is laden with irony for President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. The emergence of a Pathan in Islamabad should have provided him with comfort. Instead he is having kittens: the Pathan on the other side has an agenda which is totally at cross purposes with Ghani’s. Imran’s agenda would boost his popularity in the
Khaama Press: Referring to border fencing, the Army Chief said that this is an obstacle for checking terrorism and not between people of both sides. Pakistan started work on fencing the line in June last year, covering the areas which the Pakistani authorities are the most prone in terms of the movement of the militants. Major
Press TV June 6, 2018 Authorities in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region have expanded a 24-hour curfew to avert further clashes between tribesmen and militants. An unnamed senior government official in the city of Peshawar said on Wednesday that the curfew had been “tightened and extended” to the entire South Waziristan region along the Afghan border.
Press TV June 4, 2018 Several Pashtun ethnic activists have been killed in an attack by the Taliban and a following police operation in Pakistan’s border region of South Waziristan. Local sources in Wana, the main administrative center for South Waziristan, said two Pashtuns had been killed and 25 others injured on Sunday after the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 31, 2018 Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has signed legislation that merges the country’s tribal regions with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and therefore grants some 5 million people in the regions the same rights as other Pakistanis. Hussain signed the law in Islamabad on May 31. The bill had previously been
Daily Times (Pakistan): Afghanistan on Saturday objected to the Pakistan’s decision of KP-FATA merger, saying “the decision was against the 1921 agreement between the British India and Afghanistan”. Comments by the Afghan Presidential Palace came two days after both houses of the Pakistani parliament approved the merger with two-third majority. Click here to read more (external