Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicPashtun Tahafuz Movement

Topic: Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

‘Taliban rule’: Pakistanis fume after police violently disrupt Pashtun singer’s concert

Singer, poet and scholar, Karan Khan’s music is derived from his experiences and lived identity as a Pashtun. A police 'attack' on his concert didn't go well with Pakistanis.

Battered economy, brewing uprising in Pakistan means India can’t rule out adventurism in 2021

CPEC is slowing down and China is hesitant to finance Pakistan Railways. That doesn’t mean Beijing will back off.

Pakistan’s Bhutto-Zardari siblings can show India’s dynasts how to fight the good fight

Like Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, the Bhutto-Zardari siblings have been ghettoised by their parents’ politics. But unlike the Gandhis, they are also a symbol of hope for their people.

Killing of 4 dissidents in a week shows Covid has not slowed down Pakistani ‘deep state’

Activists living abroad allege that Pakistani 'deep state' is using the cover of Covid-19 pandemic to act on dissidents.

Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan arrests PTM rights activists & signs peace treaty with Taliban

PTM's cause is Pakistan's cause. It is only asking for what’s in the Constitution, but the establishment has nothing to gain by implementing the Constitution.

At Lahore ThinkFest, Pakistan science minister Fawad Chaudhry justifies slapping TV anchor

Controversy-ridden minister Fawad Chaudhry advocates stronger defamation laws in Pakistan after TV anchor suggested he was part of a porn video.

Why Manzoor Pashteen, a young Pashtun leader, is a thorn in Pakistani army’s side

Pakistan government sees Manzoor Pashteen's Pashtun Tahafuz Movement as contentious and a threat to the nation's national unity.

From Jinnah’s family to Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan thinks everyone is a foreign agent

Those who differ with the state in Pakistan aren’t people with opposing viewpoints but foreign agents.

Pakistan military can’t handle growing Pashtun storm, so it’s blaming countries like India

The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement is difficult for India to support because the movement owes its success to the absence of foreign funding or support.

Pakistan says India’s RAW creating unrest in FATA, funding human rights groups there

Pakistan's DG, ISPR, Asif Ghafoor, says Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies funding the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, which is agitating in FATA.

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G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

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A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.