May 142014

I was sitting in a police vehicle when suspected militants came and asked me to go home as they were enough to secure the area, the militants then moved towards Elum, A police official

A view of Pacha Bazaar in Gadaizi tehsil during curfew

A view of Pacha Bazaar in Gadaizi tehsil during curfew

Shah Jehan

Daggar: A joint search operation being carried out for the past three days by the security forces and the police in parts of Buner district has caused concern among the people though it has also reassured them as action is finally being taken against the militants holding out in the area.

Sources said the security forces launched search operation against the militants in Gadaizai, Salarzai, Karakar and Gokand areas and arrested several suspects and seized arms and explosives.

The sources said that curfew remained clamped in Gadaizai area for the last three days. Some of the residents said that they were facing problems due to the curfew as they were unable to go to work, bring food and other items for their survival. Continue reading »

Mar 052014

gulab khailPESHAWAR: The Culture Journalists Forum (CJF ) celebrated music freedom day across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Malakand, Swat, Bunir, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, D I Khan andPeshawar. The Culture Journalists Forum (CJF) and Takhleeq Development Foundation (TDF) jointly arranged a musical evening at Peshawar Services Club here on Monday. Mian Iftikhar Hussain graced the event as the chief guest.

سی جے ایف اور ٹی ڈی ایف کے زیر اہتمام یوم آزادی موسیقی کی تقریب کا انعقاد
سی جے ایف اور ٹی ڈی ایف کے زسی جے ا کلچر جرنلسٹس فورم خیبر پختونخوا کے زیر اہتمام گزشتہ روز صوبہ بھر میں یوم آزادی موسیقی منایا گیایف اور ٹی ڈی ایف کے زیر اہتمام یوم آزادی موسیقی کی تقریب کا انعقاد
سی جے ایف اور اور تخلیق ڈویلپمنٹ فاؤنڈیشن کے اشتراک سے بڑی تقریب پشاو ر سروسز کلب میں منعقد ہوئی یوم آزادی موسیقی کی تقریب کا انعقاد
ڈی ڈی حکومت جلد از جلد ثقافتی پالیسی اسمبلی سے منظور کراکے اس پر عمل درآمدکرائیں ‘ فنکاروں کو تحفظ اور باقاعدگی سے ثقافتی سرگرمیوں کے انعقاد کو یقینی بنائے‘ احتشام طورو‘ارشد حسین‘خادم حسین‘ میاں افتخار حسین

ٗفنکاروں کی امداد کے لئے جلد انڈومنٹ فنڈ قائم کیا جائے ٗثقافت کے فروغ میں موسیقی کا اہم کردار ہے‘ مقررین
ہمایون خان ٗبختیار خٹک ٗشاہ سوار خان ٗ سمیع خان ٗصائمہ ناز ٗرضوانہ خان ٗسدرہ خان اور عینی کی شاندار گائیگی اور معروف رباب نواز گلاب خیل کی بھی شاندار پرفارمنس

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Dec 262013

Ismail Khan

Peshawar: Guns have fallen silent in Mirali — a bustling town 35km to the east of North Waziristan’s regional headquarters of Miramshah, but now with rows of burnt down and bombed shops and houses.

The sudden flare-up and military’s fierce response to a suicide bombing at one of its main camps in Khajori on Dec 18 have shown that the situation in North Waziristan remains volatile, dangerously close to a full-blown conflict. Continue reading »

May 232013

By Iqbal Ahmed Khan

Imran Khan’s Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party is taking over the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) bordering Afghanistan. At this point it is necessary to dispel a couple of myths that already seem to have accompanied the victory. But such an exercise must necessarily begin with an explanation of the reasons for the defeat of the former provincial ruling party, the Pashtun nationalist, Awami National Party (ANP). What this article will argue is that on the one hand, the PTI is filling in a vacuum left behind by a collapsing Pashtun nationalism. And on the other, it will attempt to get rid of a few misconceptions about the PTI’s victory and the Taliban that will arise as a result of the PTI’s gains in KPK. Continue reading »

May 202013

De-PashtunizationProf. Ijaz Khan
Dept of International Relations
University of Peshawar


Awami National Party (ANP) has been electorally wiped out. Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) has shown good results in Pashtun Balochistan only. Qawmi Watan Party (QWP) claiming to be an alternative to ANP as a Pashtun representative, has more numbers to show but whether that is a better result and is that due to its Politics or the electoral strategy of its leader, Aftab Sherpao, needs to be understood. Continue reading »