Tag Archives: Pashtuns

My Immigrant Pashtun Parents and Me: On Love, Sacrifices, and Change

This was originally published over at the The Thrival Room and titled On Immigrating and Parents’ Love. My family and I immigrated to the U.S. from Swat, Pakistan, some fifteen years ago when I was twelve years old. Advertisements

Posted in being human, family, I don't know what I'm doing actually, migration, Pakistan, Pashtuns, society | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Punjabi-Pashtun and Pashtun-Punjabi Racism and Hatred in Pakistan

Pre-pre-script: The comments on this article were quite phenomenal, many of them reiterating my point. To read them, please click here (scroll a little down on the page to view them). Pre-script: I realize I’m using “Pukhtun” and “Pashtun” interchangeably … Continue reading

Posted in I can't believe this needs to be said out loud, Just stop, Pakistan, Pashtuns, social justice, violence in this world | Tagged , , | 115 Comments

On Pakistan’s Sick Choice to Expel Afghan Refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

I almost feel bad for writing this because I think Pakistan’s choice to expel Afghan refugees out of the area is merely a clever tactic to divert people’s attention from the real problem facing Pakistan – militancy and what just … Continue reading

Posted in Afghans, human rights, I can't believe this needs to be said out loud, migration, Pakistan, Pashtuns, social justice, violence in this world | Tagged , , | 23 Comments

Why Malala Yousafzai Deserved the Nobel Peace Prize – and stop simplifying her story, folks.

Because today, December 10, 2014, is the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, and Malala is there along with many other Pashtuns. The post below is basically copied and pasted from my Facebook status about the matter. Since it wasn’t intended as … Continue reading

Posted in Death to patriarchy, human rights, I can't believe this needs to be said out loud, Pashtun Leaders, Pashtuns | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Pashtuns bringing up “shame” in the kidnapping of the 26+ Pashtun girls

The latest news regarding anything my people (the Pukhtuns) is that at least 26 girls from the Bajaur Agency (Pakistan side of the border) were discovered today, November 26th, in a home in Karachi, a home where they were being … Continue reading

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The difference between “Pathan” and “Pashtun”/”Pakhtun”

Pasting this from the old bloggie. (lolz @ the writing style … I’m pasting it as it was originally written for my own amusement.) P.S. There’s a vibrant discussion taking place under the original posting over at my blogger blog. … Continue reading

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Pashtun Personality of the Week: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the Non-Violent Soldier of Islam

Pasting directly from the old blog. Continuing our series on Pashtun Leaders. What better day than August 14th to write about the prominent Pashtun leader and thinker, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan – popularly known as Baacha Khan (or Badshah Khan)! … Continue reading

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Pashtun Personality of the Week: Ghani Khan – Philosopher, Poet, Sculptor

Again: Pasting from the old blog! (Just a reminder, I’ll be doing this with most of the posts from there! So please be patient in case you’re getting too many notifications from me with the updates.) Khan Abdul Ghani Khan … Continue reading

Posted in forbidden things, Pashto, Pashtun Leaders, Pashtuns, Poetry, society, Writing | Tagged , | 14 Comments