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QK Archives: Frontier rage
Published March 2001 by NEWSLINE republished for educational purposes solely Frontier Rage By Behroz Khan For the first time in its 15-year existence, the offices of The Frontier Post and its sister-publication, Maidan, were sealed by the Frontier governmen...
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April 2013 Mass migration in Tirah
exodus Mass migration in Tirah April 2013 published by The NEWS on Sunday After falling to TTP, around four thousand people have moved down from the valley and still more are coming By Javed Aziz Khan They were killed, houses set on fire, villages occupied ...
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QK Archives: Kafir Kot
Dera’s mysterious fort Ghulam Ali Published march 2004 Statesman Kafir Kot or “infidels’ fort” in the Khasore hills outside the village of Bilot Sharif on the road to Chashma in Dera Ismail Khan has been ignored by the archeologists. Deserted and rocky, it ...
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QK Archives: On doing Pakhtunwali
On doing Pukhtunwali Written by Dr Aneela Z Babar Monday, 29 May 2006 Magnus Marsden is not alone in critiquing how the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) has long been represented as, Home to a distinctive kind of violence, not so much communal as well as...
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QK archives: Pirpai: Chota Vilayat
Chota Vilayat Maryam Babar July 4 2004 Yesterday I visited the past. It was during one of my regular visits to the various rural areas of the Frontier. Our still un-named province. As I prefer to go to these places without too much prior briefing, I was not...
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Peshawar Radio’s aesthetic phase when N.M. Rashid ran the show
Peshawar Radio’s aesthetic phase when N.M. Rashid ran the show City Diary Afzal Hussain Bokhari 25 January 2005 Statesman With huge listeners’ mail piled up on his table, station director of Radio Pakistan Peshawar, late Noon Meem Rashid, who was later to b...
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QK Archives: A readable anthology of Hindko poetry
A readable anthology of Hindko poetry Published Monday October 6 2003 by Statesman Peshawar By Afzal Hussain Bokhari It is very rare that a book in Hindko gets published from Peshawar, Abbottabad, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan or any other Frontier town where the...
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QK Archives: Election Day 1997 Lakki Marwat
ELECTIONS '97 IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICTS OF N-WFP published by Zeenath Jehan 2nd. February 1997. 9:30 A.M. It was a wet and dreary day when the plane carrying me to Dera Ismail Khan took off from Peshawar airport. Elections (on 3rd. February) beckoned. Many ...
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QK archives: No solo trekker returned alive from Makra
Source: THE NEWS on Sunday November 2006 In Paya, the story goes that no solitary walker has returned alive from Makra; a myth put to test By: Salman Rashid "Never has a solo trekker returned alive from Makra!" Mohammed Arshad, who was pretending to be my g...
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Electoral Landscape: Some Lessons from NA4 By-Elections
By Yasir Khan With next general elections less than a year away and the current uncertain political landscape, recent by-election in NA4 took extra significance. The ruling PTI wanted to prove that its model of governance can payoff electorally. The opposit...
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