Pashtun


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Synonyms for Pashtun

a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan

an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan

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ANP, which has been using the Pashtun card, has won only one seat on its own symbol, the Laltain.
Like the past years KMU this year also celebrated Pashto day and memorized the participants Pashtun culture by tableaus, songs, fun fair and dresses.
Afghan regimes have always tried to change ethnic balance of the country by moving Pashtuns to non-Pashtun areas, and giving false information on ethnic quality and majority or minority groups.
Presidential candidate Ghani is a Pashtun, while Abdullah is half Pashtun and half Tajik.
In this scenario, Pakistani generals, instead of continuing to sponsor Afghan Pashtun militant groups (such as the Taliban and their allies in the Haqqani network), would be compelled to fend off a potentially grave threat to Pakistan's unity.
Local Baluch population shares ethnic rivalry with Punjabis and Pashtuns.
Pashtun leaders have said the Taliban, centred largely in the Pashtun-dominated south and east, prevented them from voting.
If the taliban continue attacks on NAtO forces during a ceasefire called to help other Afghans, Pashtuns and Muslims, they will lose support as a result.
The Taliban operates from the area, drawing its support from the Pashtun people, who make up 92% of the local population.
Pashtunkhwa Mili Awami Party, which holds considerable sway in the Pashtun populated parts of Balochistan including Quetta, also took out protest rallies in Quetta, Chaman and other areas the other day and claimed that at least 20 Pashtuns, most of them labourers had fallen prey to the target killing of which five were their comrades.
Summary: A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday at a meeting in north west Pakistan of an ethnic Pashtun nationalist political party.
Even if the situation on the ground had required an increase in troops, under the plan of broadening the current campaign in Helmand to reach Kandahar, the Taliban's main stronghold and the Pashtun cultural-ideological center which supplies the movement with followers and fighters.
The decision to sideline the king aggravated the disenfranchisement and oppression of the Pashtun tribes (the majority political element in Afghanistan) occasioned by U.
Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, is a Pashtun, because the United States understood that it needed a Pashtun figurehead.
The Yousafzai tribes inhabiting Swat harmoniously inter-mixed Buddhist and Islamic values with their own Pashtun traditions and customs, and formed a society based on peace, love and tolerance," Sharar maintained.