Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Archive

LUBP’s Open Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Shia Genocide in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: Honorable Ban Ki-moon Secretary General, United Nations HN HQ; New York City NY 10017; USA Sir, On behalf of the Shia Muslims of Pakistan, we wish to state that we have found the UN completely silent and inactive on
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
In quest of a Pashtun discourse on terrorism – by Abdul Nishapuri: It is a fact that in South Asia, no other ethnic group has suffered more than innocent Pashtuns, of Sunni, Shia and non-Muslim backgrounds, at the hands of takfiri terrorists and their local and international sponsors. However, despite the
Understanding the Malala Affair – by Shiraz Paracha: A large number of Pakhtuns unconditionally and wholeheartedly support Malala Yousafzai. To them Malala is a symbol of Pakhtun pride and identity. Such people see Malala as a kindle of hope because they feel frustrated by the negative image
About PTI’s performance in KP – by A Z:   Many people have talked about the PTI’s performance in the KPK. It has been far from optimal and surely should have been better. However, there has been palpable progress in the past 15 months frustrating the people who
Is it fair to criticize CM Pervez Khattak’s dance in the Islamabad sit-in?: I don’t see anything wrong with CM Pervez Khattak’s innocent dance at the PTI’s Azadi March rally in Islamabad. As long as provincial and district administrators are helping the flood-affected people, CM’s absence for a day or two is
In Imran Khan’s Naya KP, fathers and sons of ‘a community’ continue to die: Four days ago, a father and son were target killed in Abbottabad. Now, a father and son have been target killed in Hangu. Syed Hussain Shah gunned down along with his son Syed Qaiser Abbas in Hangu (15 July
خیبر پختنوخواہ کے انتہائی خطرناک دہشتگردوں کی فہرست جاری، سب دیوبندی اور وہابی ہیں: پاکستان کے صوبے خیبر پختونخوا کی پولیس نے ایسے دہشتگردوں کی ایک فہرست جاری کی ہے جو حکومت اور پولیس کو مطلوب ہیں۔ذرائع کے مطابق ان مطلوب دہشتگردوں کی فہرست میں آٹھ سو اکّیس دہشتگردوں کے نام شامل ہیں
Shiraz Paracha relinquishes his services as KP CM’s media adviser and spokesman: Peshawar. July 02, 2014. Shiraz Paracha Media Adviser and Spokesman for the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has formally relinquished his services. Since April this year, Mr. Paracha was inactive due to bureaucratic hurdles created for him by some in
Pashtun nationalists have every right to criticize PTI’s resolution in support of Hazara province but…: A resolution moved by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for creating a new Hazara province was adopted with majority vote by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on 21 March 2014. The resolution read that the provincial assembly should request
PTI’s good governance in KP province and Shia genocide: 1 June 2013 to 10 March 2014: Here are some actual statistics on Shia genocide (target killed due to faith) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province since Imran Khan’s PTI came to power on 1 June 2013. A higher number of innocent Sunnis has been killed by the
A candid conversation with two Pashtun nationalists on Deobandi terrorism: Recently I had a candid conversation with two Pashtun nationalist friends, both of them supporters of Bacha Khan and ANP, on the issue of the Salafi-inspired Deobandi terrorism in Pakistan and also its export to Syria under the auspices
کچھ لوگ طالبان اور سپاہ صحابہ کے دھشت گردوں کی دیوبندی تکفیری شناخت سے انکاری کیوں؟: تعمیر پاکستان ویب سائٹ کے بانی مدیر عبدل نیشاپوری ،معروف پشتون تجزیہ کار فرحت تاج ،پارہ چنار سے تعلق رکھنے والے طوری قبیلے کے شیعہ نژاد پشتون سکالر صادق علی ،معروف صحافی دفاعی تجزیہ کار عارف جمال اور دیگر
Conversation: Why are Pashtun nationalists mute on Deobandi ideology and identity of TTP-ASWJ terrorists?: Related posts: Role of Abdul Ghaffar Khan in the spread of Deobandi ideology in Pashtuns – See more at: Ahmad Shah Durrani Abadali and Shah Waliullah: Pioneers of Shia Genocide in Subcontinent – See more at: Historical
Javed Ghamidi says that Taliban’s beheading is tribal Pashtun cluture: Related post: جاوید احمد غامدی، پشتون ثقافت اور طالبان – از خان زمان کاکڑ – See more at: Javed Ghamidi neglects the fact that beheading is not a part of Pashtun or tribal culture. The tradition of beheading
PEHRC releases full list of terrorist incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since PTI came to power in June 2013: Source: Pakistan Equality and Human Rights Commission (PEHRC) Since 1 June 2013 to 4 February 2014, in more than 93 terrorist attacks, at least 441 innocent people have been killed while 635 have been injured by radical Deobandi terrorists
KPK Right to Services Bill – by Awab Alvi: Today PTI will unveil KPK Right to Services Bill which will make all government officials to be legally bound to dispose of services, requests and all the matters of citizens including issuance of certificates, licenses, permits and other services
Congrats to Shiraz Paracha – by a sad Jiala: As a Jiyala and a regular LUBP leader, I was very happy to see Mr. Shiraz Paracha being appointed as Media Advisor to Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Chief Minister, Pervaiz Khattak. The PTI-led government has found a great talent and have
In PTI-ruled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Taliban terrorists gain foothold in Peshawar: New York Times: Source: New York Times – with minor edits and additional information PESHAWAR, Pakistan (27 July 2013) — Groups of Taliban fighters are spilling out of the tribal belt in northwestern Pakistan into the region’s largest city, Peshawar, where they
PTI-Jamaat coalition in KPK province shows its pro-Taliban, anti-women colours once again: The above news clip is a clear reminder, once again, of those fifth columnists in Pakistani society who stand with the Taliban. It is clear as day that today, Imran Khan’s PTI and its KPK provincial Government coalition partner,
In Naya Pakistan, PTI-JI coalition presents Naya Budget: A lot of figure fudging and wrong calculations in KPK’s budget document. Higher education budget actually decreased this year. KP Elementary & Secondary Education Budget increased from 20.96 to 24.6. This is an increase of 17%, not 33% as
“Dear Taliban, This is your province.” says PTI CM in KPK. Taliban oblige by killing 21 Pashtuns in Malakand!: “We have no enmity with the Taliban” PESHAWAR (17 May 2013): Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) senior leader and soon-to-be Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pervez Khattak on Friday said that the coming provincial government was ready to hold talks
ECP to decide the fate of 182 minority candidates today: Friday, April 05, 2013 ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will decide the fate of 182 minority candidates contesting elections on 10 national assembly seats reserved for minorities today (Friday). The ECP is scheduled to hold scrutiny process of
Tribal NGOs condemn brutal assassination of Fareeda Afridi: Peshawar: A condolence meeting was held in SPO office Peshawar to remember Ms. Farida Afridi who was brutally assassinated by the brutal, negative and anti social forces today morning at Jamrud Khyber Agency, FATA. Farida Afridi was a founding
Journalism in conflict areas of Pakistan: Individualland Pakistan (IL-Pakistan) is an active non-partisan, not for profit registered civil society group. Since its inception, IL has worked on pertinent issues in respect to governance, rule of law, media communication skills, strengthening civil society and democratic development.
The ANP and revenge attacks —by Farhat Taj: If terror attacks in Pakistan is Pakhtun revenge, then the ANP must be involved in the attacks. Surely, ANP and non-ANP victims of terrorism share the same culture and social setup By now the notion that several of the
Imran Khan gains ground in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -by Zia Ur Rehman: Iftikhar Ahmed Jhagra, a former provincial minister, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on October 28, abandoning his long affiliation with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). “The Imran Khan-led PTI is the only party that can bring peace and prosperity
Marginalizing Pakhtoons here but longing for their rule in Afghanistan, Army paradox — by Kahar Zalmay: My people want to live peacefully with their neighbours. My people are poor, their wishes and desires too little and they want to live as free men, not soldiers During my extensive travels in the Pashtun heartland after a
Why Fata cannot be a province – by Ali Begum: CHANGE is inevitable and it has to come in Fata. The area has to be brought into the national mainstream. While the FCR in the NWFP and Balochistan was replaced with the Act of 1935 in one go, the
Pakistan and the Search for Identity (Part 1) – by Rusty Walker: About the author: Rusty Walker is an Independent Political Analyst, educator, author, Vietnam veteran-era U.S. Air Force, from a military family, retired college professor, former Provost (Collins College, U.S.A.), artist, musician and family man. Rusty Walker is an ardent
Urdu text of Amn Tehrik’s Peshawar Declaration: A comprehensive strategy to eliminate terrorism: Amn Tehrik (Peace Movement) is an emerging and dynamic movement of concerned individuals and organizations from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the promotion of peace in the troubled regions of the province. Amn Tehrik has been regularly organising
Questions for General Pasha: If I have to comment on ISI chief’s emotional speech in the in-camera session of the parliament, I can say this via Mirza Ghalib: roney se aur ishq mey beybaak hogay, dhoey gaye hum aisey ke bas pak hogay
Peshawar Declaration: The real one by Amn Tehreek, the fake by PTI: Pakistan Tehrik Insaf after today Daharna has issued a Declaration with the name of Peshawar Declaration to counter Amn Tehrik Peshawar declaration issued on 16th Jan 2010 after two days long consultation and deliberation, we demand from PTI to
An agenda for Pakhtuns in Pakistan – by Baryal Utmanzai: Pakhtun Leadership (both politicians and civil society) should stand with any one who helps them achieve for Pakhtunkhwa a complete and unadulterated regional autonomy. Without such an autonomy, Pakhtuns are doomed to social, cultural and economic slavery. Centralized State
Extreme politics -by Waqar Gillani: The Punjab government, surprising many, has withdrawn the prosecution charges of riots and vandalism at The Mall, Lahore, against different clerics. On February 14, 2006, two persons were killed during looting and plundering by a mob protesting against blasphemous
Pakistan’s Pashtuns Feel More Alone Than Ever – By Shaheen Buneri: Pashtuns straddling the Pakistani-Afghan border face serious challenges to their socio-cultural survival. It’s very hard for the estimated 50 million Pashtuns to know whether the world recognizes their numerous sacrifices in the ongoing war, or whether all of them
Political agent torturing students – By Farhat Taj: It has been almost ten months now. The political agent (PA) of Khyber in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has subjected 13 students from the Government Degree College, Jamrud, Khyber Agency to acute mental torture. The students’ representative,
Has ANP sold itself to the ISI? – by Farhat Taj: What is wrong with the ANP? — Farhat Taj The ANP fell on its knees during the signing of the Swat peace deal with the terrorists. ANP circles have anonymously claimed that suicide bombers were sent to the top
Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children killed: Religious extremists killed a Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children in northwestern Pakistan this week for mounting a legal challenge against a Muslim who was charging a Christian exorbitant interest, local sources said. According to a story
Dr. Farooq Khan’s assassination by the Taliban: Another son of KP, Pakistan has laid down his life: According to police, Dr. Farooq was in his clinic when two unknown gunmen entered his clinic and started firing. Dr Farooq was the Vice-Chancellor of the proposed Islamic University. He also served as a Shura member of Jamaat-e-Islami for