• Current Affairs - Community - Culture

    Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

    Introduction to the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) or Pakhton Tahafuz movement emerged as a social¬† movement among the Pashtun community in Pakistan, predominantly in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Its origins trace back to May 2014, when eight students in Dera Ismail Khan founded the movement. Originally named the “Mahsud Tahafuz Movement,” it underwent a name change on February 1, 2018, to become the “Pashtun Tahafuz Movement. It advocates for the rights and freedoms of Pashtuns, emphasizing the need for accountability for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and other injustices that the community has long endured. Goals…

  • Culture - Arts and Creativity

    Pashtun Folk Stories

    Introduction Pashtun folk stories are a rich cultural treasure. They hold wisdom and values passed down through generations. These tales connect us to the quest for meaning and the love for storytelling. Come, gather around, and be enthralled by the enduring legacy of Pashtun folklore. It transcends borders and eras, bringing us together. ¬†Heart of Pashtun Tales Pashtun tales’ core lies in a deep sense of honor, courage, and resilience. These stories often revolve around themes of bravery, loyalty, and justice. The protagonists actively use their strength and cunning wit to overcome challenges and protect their loved ones. Their unwavering…

  • Culture

    Pashtun achievements in various fields

    Introduction The Pashtun people, hailing from the region primarily between the borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan, have carved a distinctive niche in the tapestry of global culture and achievements. With a rich heritage that boasts a unique language, traditions, and a strong code of honor, Pashtuns have contributed significantly to various fields such as literature, the arts, politics, sports, and science. This document aims to shed light on the exceptional Pashtun achievements in various fields, setting a precedent of excellence and inspiring generations to come. Literature and Arts The Pashtun people love stories. They have a long history of storytelling.…

  • Culture - Society

    Women’s Rights and Challenges in Pashtun Communities

    Women’s Rights and Challenges in Pashtun Communities.In the diverse world of human cultures, the Pashtun communities have a unique history, traditions, and values. Within their cultural stories, we find tales of women who have overcome challenges to assert their rights and voice. Exploring further, we see a mix of tradition and modernity, where women’s progress reflects societal growth. Nevertheless, gender-based violence and sexism remain serious problems in Pakistan. Especially in the Pashtun tribes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a region in Pakistan that were originally known as Pashtun tribes, women still struggle with land ownership, forced marriage, education, the hijab, and other…

  • Culture

    Pashtun wedding traditions

    Pashtun Wedding Customs: A Tapestry of Tradition and Celebration Introduction Pashtuns, also known as Pathans or Afghans, are an ethnic group with a rich cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years. They are primarily found in Afghanistan and Pakistan but have a large diaspora worldwide. A wedding is one of the most important and cherished occasions in Pashtun culture. It is a union between two individuals and a celebration of family, community, and tradition. Pre-Wedding Rituals In Pashtun culture, weddings are not just a one-day affair but a series of events lasting up to a week. The preparations for…