Pushtun


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Synonyms for Pushtun

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

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Sanctuary areas are safe due to terrain (mountains, jungle), geographic location (across international borders), or location among a supportive population (Sadr City, the Pushtun tribal areas in Pakistan).
3) For example, while the Pushtun areas of Afghanistan are often "tribally-organized" most of the rest of the country is not.
And the Afghan government, for its part, will not develop the capacity to enforce its writ unilaterally in the Pushtun areas on any timeline politically acceptable in the US - and most likely never will, despite high levels of US support.
Ethnic groups: Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushtun, Baloch, Muhajir (i.
The US and UK accuse Iran of arming these insurgents through Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a "mercurial" Pushtun war-lord who for years has had links to Iran's IRGC as well as to the Saudi and Pakistani intelligence.
The country's northwest frontier is hard to control, with a range of Pushtun, Uzbek, and other tribes who roam the high reaches around the ancient Silk Road to China.
Conversely, the Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA), a grouping of six religious parties, running on anti-Musharraf and anti-US platform, won its seats primarily within the Pushtun area of the tribal-dominated NWFP.
True, if when you say "our cities," you're a Pushtun yakherd hired by the Liberals for a little freelance voice-over work.
57) The nine members of the Drafting Commission, supported by a Secretariat and the United Nations, were not to develop a comprehensive Draft Constitution, but rather to produce recommendations for the President of the Islamic Transitional State of Afghanistan, so as to form of the first consensus on key constitutional issues with the involvement of Pushtun representation, including influential returnees.
Of Pushtun origins, American by birth, Anila Daulatzai tells of her commitment to Afghan refugees in Pakistan and in Afghanistan itself.
Rassoul is the former aviation minister, a fellow ethnic Pushtun and a close aide to former king Zahir Shah.
People are very down on the Pushtun at the moment but I spent a lot of time in the company of Pushtuns and I have to say I have never met such warm and hospitable people.
Key cities in the Pushtun south have followed Kabul swiftly in falling, including Jalalabad.
It indicates bin Laden was probably in a ravine deep inside Paktia, which is a South Western province in Afghanistan and Pushtun tribal territory.