Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News May 24, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s national assembly passed a historic constitutional amendment Thursday, paving the way to bringing the restive Federally Administered Tribal Areas, known as FATA, into the political mainstream, just a week before the end of its tenure. The bill will be taken up Friday in the Senate. Until
Madeeha Anwar VOA News May 16, 2018 WASHINGTON — Pakistan is the one country in the region that has done the most against terrorism, and no country can accuse Pakistan of not doing enough against terrorism and extremism, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s outgoing ambassador to the U.S., told VOA. “Al-Qaida, if you don’t hear about it
Khaama Press: Awami National Party (ANP) central general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain made the claims as he was speaking during a press conference on Monday. He went on to claim that “Superpowers including Russia, China and USA are fighting in Afghanistan but Pakhtuns on both sides are becoming victims of their war.” Click here to read more
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
1TV: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday voiced support for Pashtun Long March, which is organized in Islamabad to protest against authorities’ alleged abuses against the ethnic group. The protest in Islamabad comes after last month Naqeebullah Mehsud, a model was shot in Karachi by police who claimed that he was a militant. Click here to
Al Jazeera: While Ghani has systematically forced non-Pashtun leaders out of the unity government, he has surrounded himself with Pashtun ethnonationalist leaders. Ghani has also appointed a handful of Pashtu-speaking advisors and has given them full access to government resources and decision-making authority within the Presidential Palace. Click here to read more (external link).