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Eid ul Adha-Across the Durand

Posted September 14th, 2016 at 5:47 pm (UTC+0)
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  Although Eid ul Adha heavily revolves around the concept of sacrifice, Pashtuns in the region associate this holiday with fashion and of course food. Children in Charsadda & Khost wearing their most colorful and sparkly outfits Young men wearing traditional hand embroidered “jama’ clothing in Paktika and Khost.  Elder men dressed in traditional clothes, polished […]

Washington D.C. Stands with Peshawar

Posted December 19th, 2014 at 8:55 pm (UTC+0)
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by Niala Mohammad “Why innocent children? What kinds of monsters target children?”  Crowds of people gathered in DuPont circle with tearful disbelief at the events that unfolded in Peshawar. Hundreds gathered in Washington, DC’s DuPont Circle to light candles for the 141 lives lost in Peshawar, 132 of which were children. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman, […]

North Waziristan IDPs in Dire Need of Help

Posted July 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad & Arshad Mohmand “I brought my two sick daughters from Mir Ali to Bannu on motorcycle, their mother followed us by foot. My 6 month old daughter died on the way, I could not get her help in time because of the curfew.” Dilnawaz an IDP from North Waziristan There are half […]

Dildar Garai, Charsadda- The Epicenter of Kohl Production in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

Posted May 29th, 2014 at 8:15 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad & Shoaib Zada Adorning the eyes and marking the chin with ranjeh or kohl are an essential part of the beautification process for Pashtun women. Ranjeh is a staple beauty product that almost every Pashtun women has in her possession. Many poets have written about their beloved’s kohl filled “intoxicating” eyes. Hence […]

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