Daud Khattak Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 12, 2022 Pakistan has handed over two top commanders of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to the Afghan Taliban, which has been mediating peace talks between the sides, as part of efforts to revive negotiations with the militant group, sources told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal. Muslim Khan and Mehmood
Tolo News: A jirga gathering of Pashtuns in Bannu city in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan that was held from 11 to 14 of March, called for Loya Jirga and general elections in Afghanistan to elect a representative government. At this four-day long jirga, participants discussed issues impacting Pashtuns and also the situation in Afghanistan.
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).
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 18, 2022 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The outlawed Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for a rare overnight attack in Islamabad that killed a police officer and wounded two others. Police officials said two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on a security checkpoint near one of the city’s busy markets late on
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 9, 2021 The Pakistani Taliban, a militant group fighting a guerrilla war in the northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, says it will not extend a cease-fire agreed to last month, accusing Islamabad of failing to respect terms of the truce deal. The group, also known as Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP),
Afrasiab Khattak via Prothomalo: Pakistani focus on Pashtun Taliban is to weaken Pashtun nationalism on both sides of the Durand Line. That’s what motivates the predominantly Punjabi generals of Pakistan army in supporting Talibanization of Pashtuns. But the exclusion of other important ethnic groups will deepen the ethnic fault lines in Afghanistan leading to serious
Nafees Takar VOA News August 5, 2021 When thousands gathered in a former Taliban stronghold in Pakistan’s South Waziristan region to denounce the militants’ actions in Afghanistan, the mass rally attracted little attention among Pakistani news networks. Journalists and rights associations say the lack of coverage of last month’s rally is a result of a
Tolo News: Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen at a gathering in South Waziristan on Tuesday called for peace and an end to the “proxy war” in Afghanistan. “Negative interventions have ruined us all and Pakistan’s interventions have led us to destruction,” Pashteen said. Click here to read more (external link).
By Pamir Sahill May 17, 2021 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Until a few year ago, Malak Ziarat Gul Atmarkhel made a decent living from his businesses that crossed the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is a tribal leader of the Mohmand, a large Pashtun tribe that straddles the border, and ran a market and restaurant