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[Opinion] Plight of the nation

Zaman Punyali A huge hall lavishly adorned and embellished is full of people. They are wearing imported outfit and thick fumes of expensive fragrances and perfumes. They are carefree as life is wholly kind on them and they have never … Continue reading

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ANP elects leaders of Chitral chapter

Gul Hamaad Farroqi CHITRAL: Awami National Party (ANP) elected office bearers of its Chitral chapter today. Provincial Minister for Livestock, Hidayatullah Khan administered the oath of office to the newly elected leaders. According to information shared with the media Syed … Continue reading

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[Sports] Polo on Donkeys in Chitral

Chitral: Donkey riders are seen entertaining themselves at a very interesting polo match, during the 10-day long Kosht festival in Chitral Valley. G. H. Farooqi

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Mastuj-Boroghil road construction ordered

Monitoring Desk CHITRAL: The federal government has directed the departments concerned to immediately start work on widening and construction of the Mastuj-Boroghil road. According to chitraltoday.com, the directive was issued on the special recommendation of Peshawar Corps Commander Lt-Gen Asif … Continue reading

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Chitral under attack: 16 soldier of Chitral Scouts, 10 border policemen killed by ‘Taliban’

Gul Hamaad Farooqui CHITRAL, Aug 27:  Around 400 Taliban from Afghanistan’s Nooristan province infiltrated into Chitral and eliminated three checkposts in Arandu and Mirkhani areas, killing about 16 Chitral Scouts and 10 border policemen early Saturday. Besides, over a dozen … Continue reading

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[Opinion] Three cups of sincerity

By Nosheen Ali On April 17, the CBS investigative programme “60 minutes” revealed shocking details of alleged misconduct by Greg Mortenson, the renowned American humanitarian who builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan through his charity, the Central Asia Institute (CAI), and who co-authored the top-selling … Continue reading

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BANE OF HUMANITY – US Marines who sported themselves by hunting Afghani civilians

That the 12 captured members of a “kill-team”, comprising US Soldiers in Afghanistan, are on trial, facing death penalty or life-in-prison, is most likely going to be of little help for the recent American “damage-control” efforts, in wake of harrowoing revelations … Continue reading

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[Documentary] “The Taliban in Pakistan” by VBS.TV

Referred by Rory Ahearn In a recent trip to Pakistan to report on the recent spike in the region’s violence and bloodshed, Suroosh Alvi heard over and over the same sentiment from people on the ground: America’s war on terror is … Continue reading

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[Voices Around] Musharraf, please not from Chitral – letter

The recent hasty setting up of APML in Chitral and announcement by his spokesman that Pervez Musharraf would contest National Assembly elections from Chitral has not gone down well with those who have liking for him. Musharraf no doubt has … Continue reading

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Afghan-Wakhi poet and cultural activist, Ustod Tazagul Sazgar, has passed away

By Nurmomad Islamabad, September 23: A highly respected Afghan-Wakhi scholar, poet and cultural activist, Ustad Tazagul Sazgar, has passed away in a road accident in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. According to information received by Pamir Times Ustod Sazgar was returning … Continue reading

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