Pashtun

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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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In reality, Pakistan does not want a strong, predominantly Pukhtun force on its western borders with the Indian Army staring down at it on the eastern border.
But it would be a travesty of the principle of provincial autonomy if a claim for a separate province [within Sindh ] was put forward by either the Pukhtuns or the Balochs.
On the occasion, he demanded of the authorities concerned to stop unjustified act with the 'Pukhtuns' and tribal men, adding that the JamaateIslami will also raise its voice against the atrocities being carried out with the Pukhtun community at assembly floors.
Kala Bagh Dam issue: The Awami national Party Khyber Pakhtunkhwa president and former chief minister Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti on Tuesday said that construction of Kala Bagh dam was a conspiracy against Pukhtun of the province and his party would strongly resist it.
The storyline about Peshawar in pasta and now days comprised multiple urban themes and the impact of militancy on Pukhtun society.
The decision to distribute free laptops was made by the Chief Minister of Khyber Pukhtun Khwa (KPK), Ameer Haider Khan Hoti following in the footsteps of the PML(N) government in Punjab which was the first to distribute free laptops to students.
Talent award show: The Pukhtun Students Federation (PSF) Dir Lower chapter on Friday arranged a talent award show at the government degree college Gulabad Adenzai.
We served the Pukhtun nation in a way that has no match in the past and we would do the same in future.
He said PPP-S was the only party that raised voice for Pakhtuns' and will struggle to unite the Pukhtun Nation in one province to ensure regional peace, development and prosperity and said that they would never hesitate from rendering sacrifices for protection of their rights.
Addressing the session, Ameer said that the assembly would be a kind of Pukhtun Jirga and every elected representative body knows about this historic institution role and status in the Pukhtun community.
The Pukhtun nation, he said would snatch their rights and authority from the clutches of Bani Gala.
He deplored that the Pukhtun were passing through critical juncture of the history that had badly affected them.
The shepherds, he said confessed to had bought the child from some Pukhtun 22 years ago.
PESHAWAR -- Malik Colts, Auraqzai club, Rahat Shaheed, Islamia Academy, Zabi Sultan, Pukhtun Eagle and Peshawar Stars took berth into the quarter-finals of the ongoing Malik Abdul Ali Khan Memorial Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at University Campus ground on Wednesday.
He said both the Shahi and Bin Shahi villages situated on the Pakistan Afghanistan border the people of which belonged to the Mishwani tribe of Pukhtun.