Ayaz Gul VOA News April 9, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Television stations in Pakistan are under fire for their continued black out of peaceful rallies by an ethnic Pashtun movement against extra judicial killings and enforced disappearances of Pashtuns, particularly those living in the volatile tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. The Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement organized its latest
Press TV April 8, 2018 Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns have held a massive rally in the Pakistani city of Peshawar to call for an end to abuses by police as the country’s military continues its offensive against militants across the tribal belt along the Afghan border. A senior police official estimated that about 30,000 people
VOA News April 6, 2018 An Afghanistan-made hat known as a “Mazari hat” has been in high demand in markets across Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan since Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of a Pashtun movement, started wearing it at public rallies and protests. The red and black Mazari hat is a traditional garment worn mostly
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 25, 2018 Daud Khattak Frud Bezha A veterinary student from Pakistan’s militancy-hit tribal areas, Manzoor Pashteen did not appear to be destined for the national stage. But the 26-year-old has become a rising celebrity as the leader of a new protest movement advocating for the rights of Pakistan’s Pashtun minority.
The Express Tribune (PK): The border between the two countries is set and has been so for the entirety of Pakistan’s existence, which is why Afghanistan must not squander more time in accepting this ground reality. It must recognise the fact that extending an offer of recognition to the Taliban while continuing to remain adamant and intransigent
A deadly extremist attack on northwest Pakistan’s Bacha Khan University contrasts starkly with the nonviolent methods employed by the Pashtun activist for whom the university is named. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 20, 2016 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, better known as Bacha Khan, advocated for the rights of his fellow Pashtuns in the British Raj