Peshawar Archive

‘Nothing changes for us … we will live and die sweeping’: PESHAWAR: Afzal Masih, 28, slowly walks along Warsak Road, reflecting on his situation, broom in hand. “I am a sweeper, my sons will be sweepers and, in the future, so will my grandsons,” he says. In a jarring similarity shared
Sidelined minorities: ‘The present system has turned us into second-class citizens’:     Published: April 2, 2013 PESHAWAR: Non-Muslims in Nowshera on Monday demanded the government give them what they described as the right to elect their representatives so people subscribing to various religions can play their due role for the
Deobandi militants continue to attack women: Lady Judge Kulsoom Azam critically injured in Peshawar: Peshawar (18 March 2013). Deobandi militant belonging to banned militant outfit Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (affiliated with the Taliban) attacked the judical complex in Peshwar. Two blasts took place near the Peshawar central jail and the judicial complex in
Peshawar mosque attack: Sunni Barelvis become victim to sectarian terrorism by Deobandi militants: PESHAWAR: Saturday’s blast in Mohallah Baqir Shah hints at the beginning of a newer, darker chapter in the history of this city, which is already gripped by sectarianism. Masjid-e-Chishtia belongs to the Sunni Barelvi sect, which until recently, was primarily
We condemn attack on Sunni Barelvi mosque in Peshawar by Takfiri Deobandi militants of ASWJ: We condemn attack on Sunni Barelvi mosque in Peshawar by Takfiri Deobandi militants of ASWJ-LeJ and Taliban. A bomb exploded in a Sunni Barelvi mosque in Peshawar, killing at least 6 people and wounding more than 25 others. Pakistani
Shia life in Peshawar: from harmony to horror – by Fattu Lohar: The Shia communities in almost every major city in Pakistan have a story of pain and grief to tell. Peshawar is no exception. But the gloom and doom wasn’t there always. Peshawar is perhaps that oldest living city in
Malik Jarrar Hussain’s assassination: The double whammy of being a Shia and a human rights activist – by Shazia Najmi: Last week when the Human Rights Watch report pointed out Pakistan Army’s complicity in the assassination campaigns against the Shias, the Baloch political activists, and religious minorities such as the Ahmadis, the Christians, and the Hindus, it was apparent
#ShiaGenocide: PPP’s Bashir Bilour (Dr. Syed Riaz Hussain) martyred by Deobandi militants in Peshawar – by Mazhar Toori: In the unabated wave of Shia genocide in Pakistan, the Takfiri Deobandi terrorists of Sipah Sahaba Taliban (SST, also operating as ASWJ, LeJ, TTP) gunned down Dr. Riaz Hussain in Peshawar today. He was the president of Pakistan People’s
A tribute to Khurshid Khan, an honourable Pashtun police officer beheaded by Taliban-ASWJ terrorists: On October 14, Superintendent of Police Khurshid Khan and six security personnel were killed and several others injured when scores of militants attacked two check posts near Mattani police station. The militants beheaded Khan and took away his head
Salute to Inspector Hukam Khan of Peshawar Police: Pakistan’s Punjabi-Urdu dominated urban elites often equate all Pashtuns with the Taliban. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the last four decades, thousands of honourable Pashtuns including tribal leaders, political leaders and activists of ANP, PPP, moderate
Maulana Hassan Jan, a senior Deobandi cleric killed by Takfiri militants of Sipah Sahaba – by Abdul Nishapuri: Maulana Hassan Jan was a leading Sunni Deobandi cleric of Peshawar who was martyred by the Takfiri Deobandi militants of the Sipah-e-Sahaba Taliban (SST) on 17 September 2007. Maulana was born on 6 January 1938 in Prang, Charsadda. He
Let’s burn a Shia mosque and desecrate an Ahmadi mosque: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine Related posts: If they burn a Quran, they’re evil Attack on Shia mosque in Peshawar kills 7 (Guardian – 2008) Here is a documentary proof of how Shia Muslims in Pakistan are routinely harassed, persecuted
On Sadruddin Hashwani: Dr Shahid Masood’s new financier: Related article: Disgracefully dismissed: Dr Shahid Masood fired from ARY TV ……. Dr Shahid Masood flattering Hashwani I am pleased to announce that I will be a colleague and a co-worker with some of you very soon in my
Extremist Deobandis’ attack on Ghazi Baba shrine in Peshawar: Attack on shrine in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa kills three PESHAWAR: Gunmen attacked the Ghazi Baba shrine overnight in Budhber, on the outskirts of Peshawar, and killed three caretakers. “At least five militants attacked the shrine and opened indiscriminate fire, killing three
Friday massacre at mosques: Deobandi Taliban massacre 70 namazis: More than 70 people including children have been killed in bomb and grenade attacks on two mosques in northwest Pakistan, according to reports. Up to 70 people have been killed in two attacks on mosques in north-western Pakistan. A
First anniversary of Meena Bazaar bomb blast: Source : TOPNEWS Peshawar bomb attack victims struggle for daily life Islamabad, Oct 28 : The victims of a devastating car bomb attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar city in 2009 still face enormous hardships to meet their daily needs as
Concerns over Post-military operations developments in KP – by Idrees Kamal: Amn Tehrik (Peace Movement) , an organization of  Political workers, civil society, writers, intellectuals, Lawyers, Students, Labours, Women, Poets and sensible segment of the society and comrises political workers of almost all the secular political parties working in the
Help the secular, or face the extremists – by Daud Khattak: Fear of targeted killing by the Taliban knocking at the door of Peshawar has forced the leadership of key secular parties to stay inside, thus providing an open field to the religious and pro-Taliban elements to win the hearts
A hero who died with his boots on: A tribute to Safwat Ghayur – by Ismail Khan: Dawn, August 9, 2010   THE bugle was blown. A gun-salute rang in the air as the casket was lowered into the grave. At that moment the tears could no longer be held back as memories flashed through my
Rivers burst, floods kill at least 110 in KP: PESHAWAR: Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 110 people in most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands more
The Noble ‘Servant’ Of Peshawar- by Shaheen Buneri: Source: Radio Liberty Khurshid Khan, an eminent 60-year-old lawyer and deputy attorney general of Pakistan, wants to “heal the wounds” of the terror-stricken minority Sikh community in that country. So he does an extraordinary thing at a temple in
Of friends and fire: Taliban’s violence against the JI and Khalid Khwaja – by Nadeem Paracha: On April 19, a Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) rally in Peshawar was attacked by a suicide bomber. The gruesome attack was allegedly engineered and undertaken by members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The irony is that the JI are one of
JI still in a state of denial: Monday’s suicide bombing in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani bazaar was an outrageous suicide attack that left some two dozen people dead and many more injured. The victims were mostly Jamaat-i-Islami supporters attending a rally. It is still not certain whether
Well done, students of Peshawar University and Pashtun Aman Committee – by Nasir Ahmad: Pashtunkhwa Peace Forum, a worldwide group of Pashtun students and professional, lauds students of Peshawar University and Pashtun Aman Committee for stopping Zaid Hamid from speaking at the Islamia College Campus. A belligerent hate monger, racist, chauvinist and thug,
Peshawar: The tale of an orphan city – by Ismail Khan: The scars of wars went deeper and left an impression not only on the social and cultural fibre but also devastated Peshawar’s infrastructure. — Photo by AP “Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the
Zaid Hamid faces tough resistance in Peshawar: This was really a bad day for Zahid Hamid in Islamia College Peshawar when he was fully resisted by workers of Amn Tehrik and both factions of Pakhtun Students Federation. Zaid Hamid arrived today with full VIP protocol to
Amn Tehrik protest in Peshawar: We strongly condemn arrest of Amn Tehrik leaders; Governor NWFP should be removed immediately because of his support for a pro-terrorism cleric. Members of Amn Tehrik and leaders of various students organisations who opposed Zaid Hamid’s entry into the
The dauntless heroes of NWFP Police — by Farhat Taj: A police officer and bystanders remove an injured victim of a suicide car bomb in Peshawar. Photograph: A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images The public perceive the police as as much an innocent casualty as the innocent civilians in the state’s pursuit
Peace Carvan: A journey for peace – by Shujuaddin Qureshi: It was an unusual gathering at Karachi’s Cantt railway station, where over 100 people from civil society organisations, intellectuals, political and trade union workers, and journalists had gathered for a peaceful cause. Sixty of those gathered, including more than
PTUDC meeting in Peshawar – by Farhad Kayani: Thanks: In an area heavily dominated by the presence of Taliban forces, the Marxists in Pakistan organized a meeting of the PTUDC, with the participation of several important trade union leaders, with guest speaker Lal Khan, the editor
Peshawar romantics defy Taliban for Valentine’s: Thanks: Dawn, 13 Feb 2010 This picture taken on February 11, 2010, shows a woman choosing Valentine’s Day gifts at a shop in Peshawar. — AFP PESHAWAR: Hip young romantics in Pakistan’s most dangerous city are splashing out on
Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba kill Iran consulate official in Peshawar: Group responsible:The jihadi and sectarian alliance between Sipah-e-Sahaba and Taliban (who usually operate under various banners such as Jundollah, Lashkar-e-Jhangavi etc). Motives: To damage the inter-sectarian harmony in Pakistan
Car bomb kills 117 in Meena Bazar in Peshawar, and Imran Khan’s stance on Taliban: Car bomb kills 91 in Pakistani city of Peshawar By RIAZ KHAN (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A car bomb tore through a busy market in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 91 people as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
49 killed in Taliban attack on Peshawar: Omer Farooq Khan, TNN 10 October 2009 PESHAWAR: Hitting back to avenge the recent killings of some of its leaders and consistent US drone attacks, the Taliban on Friday exploded a car bomb in a crowded Peshawar
Editorial: Taliban hit back in NWFP: Editorial: Taliban hit back in NWFP Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the two car-bombings in the territory of the NWFP — as distinct from the tribal
ANP MPA killed in Peshawar: Why do Taliban target secular forces and minorities only? Why do they spare Jamaat Islami, PML-N, JUI and Tehreek Insaf?: MPA killed, 8 injured in Peshawar blastUpdated at: 1605 PST, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 PESHAWAR: Member of the NWFP Assembly Alamzeb Khan of ANP has been killed while eight others including his personal assistant were critically injured when a
Taliban kill another Barelvi Pir in Budaber, Peshawar: The terrorist of Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba (an alliance of extremist Deobandis and Wahhabis) slaughtered
Objectifying the Pakhtun: The false fantasy of "Operation Lion Heart"; the Taliban and the dubious role of Pakistan Army….: Objectifying the PakhtunWednesday, December 31, 2008Farhat Taj Some people on the editorial pages of The News have have fantasies in which they objectify the Pakhtun. It is as if the Pakhtuns do not human needs, constraints and concerns but
Suicide attack kills three at the main gat of Qayum Sports Stadium in Peshawar: Bilour was the target; Taliban accept the responsibility…: Suicide attack at the main gate of Qayum Stadium after the closing ceremony of inter-provincial games kills three in Peshawar: Bilour was the target; Taliban accept the