Asfandyar Wali Khan Archive

ANP and PMAP, from Pashtun nationalism to inclusion – Muhamamd Arif: Traditional Pashtun nationalism or hardcore version of it was centrifugal (if we avoid the word separatist). Its ideology was predominantly in favour of Afghanistan and anti Durand Line though annexation with Afghanistan or a separate Pashtun state of Pashtunistan
Misogyny of Asfandyar Wali Khan: Dear Mian Nawaz Sharif: I am more loyal to you than Mahmood Khan Achakzai. Yours truly, Asfandyar Wali Khan In his speech to the ANP workers convention (8 Sep 2014), ANP’s Asfandyar Wali Khan spoke like a Deobandi sectarian
Who are the Taliban proxies? PTA banned Shia Killing watch site produces remarkable video: Excellent compilation by #ShiaGenocide watchdog website which is now banned by Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA).  This video clearly shows where the political parties stand. This video is about the elections and the divide. On one side, PPP, ANP and MQM on
What is two nation theory and why it is important – by Khurshid Khan: Editor’s note : The following post is a Guest post and does not reflect the views of the Editorial Board. It has been published to highlight that LUBP welcomes different points of view. In the main, LUBP stand for
Who is Supreme – Parliament or The Supreme Court? – by Farhad Jarral: It’s been a trend in Pakistani media to make headlines and breaking news on television that the Government is unstable and rumors of the imminent military coup are always floating around. The headlines and breaking news syndrome gained further
Zardari while nowhere near ZAB’s ability or talents is a far better politician than him – by Ayaz Amir: This is no longer about the finer points of the law, if it ever was that. It has turned into a full-blown political tamasha (spectacle) but not quite in the way the doom brigade had imagined. The Zardari dispensation
Asfandyar Wali Khan must not embarrass his electorate – by Shaista Aazar: During his recent visit to India, the ANP Chief and Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee Asfandyar Wali Khan delivered the first Bacha Khan memorial lecture and talked on the relevance of non violence ideology of Bacha Khan. When Asfandyar praises
General Kayani explains his position on WikiLeaks via Haroon-ur-Rashid: Related article: Kayani dictates talking points to “free media” A number of key writers in Pakistan’s Urdu and English press have been recently ‘tasked’ to repair the image of the GHQ and General Kayani. The notable amongst them are:
LUBP Condemns cowardly attack on Sister of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, Dr Gul-e-Lalai: Sister of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, Dr Gul-e-Lalai survived attack on life. She received minor injuries on her right hand. Some unknown gunmen opened fire on her in Karachi Market.  Dr Gul-e-Lalai was coming out of her clinic in Peshawar.
Fighting against Terrorism: ANP loses 485 diehard activists- by Javed Aziz Khan: PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) lost about 485 diehard activists during the ongoing ‘war on terror’ for its tough stance against militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas over the last many years. Most of the casualties were
Defending Politicians- by Mubashir Lucman:
Pakhtoon will always remember President Asif Ali Zardari: If there is one person who can be in the main credited with the change of name of the NWFP to Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, it is President Asif Zardari. The movement for renaming the NWFP saw many ups and downs over
Badshah Khan: The unsung champion of federalism and democracy – by Nadir Ali Dirojay Pukhtunyar: The Pashtun homeland in the south and east of Afghanistan and the north-west of Pakistan has become synonymous with terrorism and violence. Certain quarters suggest that the Pashtun region and society is intrinsically violence driven. The Pashtuns have a
Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Islam and non-violence — by Ishtiaq Ahmed: Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a man of peace. He approached Islam in the hope of finding a complementary message to Gandhi’s interpretation of Hinduism as Ram Raj and ahimsa (non-violence) and he found it
ANP member of parliament killed in Swat in a suicide attack by Taliban: PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber killed a provincial lawmaker and his brother Tuesday in Pakistan’s northwest Swat valley, where the military claims to have quashed a Taliban uprising. A man with explosives strapped to his body walked apparently
ANP deal with TNSM in Swat: A critical perspective: Can ANP afford to offer more sacrifices against a ruthless enemey (ISI-Taliban allaince)?
The media-mujahideen’s campaigan against PPP and ANP: The ‘image’ and the ‘reality’ A suicide bomber blew himself up at the exit gate of a packed Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding 13. The occasion was the conclusion of the Third Inter-Provincial
The issue of ‘Greater Pakhtunistan’ and trading of allegations between the JUI-F and the ANP – By Hamid Mir: The recent emergence of the issue of ‘Greater Pakhtunistan’ and trading of allegations between the JUI-F and the ANP should be a matter of serious concern for all patriot Pakistanis who would like democracy to succeed in Pakistan. In
In Asfandyar Wali Khan’s defence: by Gulmina Bilal Asfandyar Wali Khan has fled the country. Or so people will have you believe. In recent days, friends and family have bombarded me with questions and snide remarks about his whereabouts. Some have found this to
Why are the supporters of Taliban in Pakistani media against Asfandyar Wali Khan – Abbas Ather:
Son of the soil, great Pakistani leader Asfandyar Wali Khan, and the supporters of terrorists in Pakistani media e.g. Mushtaq Minhas: While the terrorists of Taliban/Al-Qaeda/Sipah-e-Sahaba are actively involved in acts of terror in various areas in Pakistan, their supporters in politics and media are busy in dirty disinformation campaign against those great sons and daughters of Pakistan who are
The Bacha Khan family of Pakistan – by Abdul Qadir Hasan: Abdul Qadir Hassan writes in praise of the Bacha Khan family of Pakistan.
Understanding the insurgency: Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi This state of affairs did not develop in a year, but gradually since 2001. The Musharraf regime and the MMA government in the NWFP allowed these elements to entrench themselves and expand their influence The October
The lion of Pakhtunkhwa, Asfandyar Wali Khan, attacked by Taliban terrorists: Unhurt Asfand vows to hit back, establish govt’s writ 5 killed in attack on Wali’s house Staff Reporter/Agencies PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber blew himself up as he tried to run into the house of Awami National Party President Asfandyar