CRICKETER Irfan Pathan
is all set to show off his acrobatic skills on a very different pitch this time.
The theory has been a matter of curiosity since long ago, and now I hope a scientific analysis will provide us with some answers about the Israelite origin of Afridi Pathans
Pakistan was triply furious u at the sanctions, at WashingtonAEs convenient hypocrisy and the fact it was left to cope with the aftermath of the war, not least the radicalising and rise of the Taleban among the Pathans of Afghanistan, the Pathans in its refugee camps and the Pathans in its own border lands.
The ISI matched the Indians by encouraging its Pathan extremists to aid the Muslim militants in Kashmir.
I have seen more than one visitor discouraged from taking a picture by a group of Pathans.
Tribal representation was sent to the District Commissioner, by the Pathans, to lodge their resentment over not having been granted the award.
The Taliban are probably as good guerrilla fighters as you will find, especially on their own ground, and most of them are Pathans.
We walked for 12 days across the Hindu Kush, much of it through Pathan country and I re-read the Ballad of East and West about a British colonel's son and Kamal, a Pathan chief who steals the colonel's mare.
The case also led to a Pathan-organised strike in Karachi on February 11 in which two policemen were killed, and highlighted the divide in the city between Urdu-speaking Mohajirs, who are of Indian origin, and the migrant Pathans.
The Mohajir boy and Pathan "Juliet" eloped in February and were married.
Several years ago, more than 1,000 people died in riots between Pathans
and Muhajirs living in Karachi.
originate in Pakistan's northwest Frontier Province, a rugged region inhabited by fiercely independent and very conservative tribesmen who seldom let women out of the home.
Mr Tariq Khan, head of the Pathan
council, said it passed the death sentence yesterday as bands of Pathan
Gangs of Pathans
went on the rampage to protest at the alleged kidnapping of a Pathan
girl by a Mohajir boy.
To them, "A nonviolent Pathan
[another name for a Pashtun] was unthinkable, a fraud that masked something cunning and darkly treacherous," writes Eknath Easwaran in Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan, A Man to Match His Mountains (Nilgiri Press, 1999).