Tag Archives: Pashtuns

Pakistan: Labelling Pashtun Nationalist Group as Terrorist will be Counterproductive

The Pashtun rights movement needs to reign in its activism and refrain from scandalizing the role of state institutions in a volatile security context, says one Pakistani analyst.

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Bad Goodbyes

Afghans have concerns over the future of refugee families and ties to Pakistan.

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Reporting from Hell: The Story of Pakistani Journalism

Media in Pakistan entered 2014 under the old threat to journalists’ lives. Caught in bloody crossfire between blind state power and extremist terror, journalism has always been a tightrope walk in Pakistan. Media by default is part of this war for being the sole platform to showcase the bloody drama in newspaper columns and on the airwaves.   Last year …

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In Afghanistan, Victory Comes From Sports, Not War

Celebrations erupted across Afghanistan last week after the country’s nascent national team won the South Asian Football Federation Asian Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal, beating regional giant India 2-0. The jubilations show that Afghans, like any other nation, cherish the normal pursuits of present-day life:  peace, happiness and national preeminence. Cricket is another major sport that Afghans are fast becoming passionate about …

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