Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicPashtun Tahafuz Movement

Topic: Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

Year after Pashtun protests, Pakistan military is on arrest spree as civilians fight back

Media is largely silent on arrests and abductions while political class switches between showing acceptance and accusing India and Afghanistan.

Pashtun activist Manzoor Pashteen, critical of Pak army, denied entry to Balochistan

Here’s what’s happening across the border: PML-N spokesperson says Imran Khan govt stole her party’s projects, and Mahira Khan-Fawad Khan starrer film first in Pakistan to get same-day release in China.

Imran Khan says can’t have Pakistan treated like a ‘hired gun’

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor reflects on country’s fault lines; Voice of America’s Urdu website reportedly blocked in Pakistan.

ISI got Pashtun rights activist named on no-fly list

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan hails China visit and is off to Malaysia late November; Malala’s father’s biography gets published.

Pakistan govt curbs, media ‘blackout’ failed to stop Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s long march

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pak judge owns 2,200 cars, claims tax department, and the court says no more Indian shows on Pakistani televisions.

Musharraf should return to Pakistan soon to avoid ‘disgraceful’ situation, says chief justice

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Malala’s portrait adorns the walls of London’s famous gallery; Pakistan could become 4th most populous country by 2030.

‘Hurdles’ this Pashtun leader faced just to travel from Islamabad to Karachi

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Punjab police introduce new measure to prevent honour killing, and a special force deployed in Murree for tourist safety.

Imran Khan’s marriage is in trouble, again, and his pet dogs could be a reason

Here's what's happening across the border: The govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa decides to negotiate with protesting PTM members and app-based taxi service Careem gets hacked.

The Pashtun movement is not burning buses or seeking separation — it is a fight for dignity

There is nothing wrong with the PTM’s demands — it is not a separatist movement, nor is it threatening to invade parliament or the Supreme Court.

Why Pakistan’s Pashtuns are defying the government and marching in Lahore

The tribal community has organised itself to voice its demands after years of resistance against human rights violations. Manzoor Pashteen is leading the way.

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Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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