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The US-Taliban Prisoner Swap

Posted June 6th, 2014 at 3:30 pm (UTC+0)
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by Niala Mohammad On May 31st, 2014 the US-Taliban prisoner swap took place, just weeks after President Barack Obama announced his withdrawal strategy from Afghanistan. Reactions about the prisoner exchange have been mixed. Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, a senior Afghanistan analyst at the Middle East Institute told Deewa Radio that although Americans applaud the release of […]

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 […]

Growing Extremism Amongst Pashtun Women

Posted May 23rd, 2014 at 3:18 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad The shuttlecock burqa– and chaddar-wearing Pashtun women that once populated the streets of Khyber-Pukthunkhwa are now lost amidst a sea of women donning Arabian-styled abayas all over the city of Peshawar. These traditional forms of “pardah,” or “veils,” have been traded in for a more conservative alternative, popularly known in the region as “thorra burqa” (black […]

Babar Ahmed on “Amka and the Three Golden Rules”

Posted May 20th, 2014 at 7:40 pm (UTC+0)
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by Rahman Bunairee Babar Ahmed’s movie Amka and the Three Golden Rules is a simple tale with a strong message for Mongolians, suggesting that they properly utilize the wealth of natural resources they have recently discovered. The film revolves around a ten year old orphan boy named Amka who finds a golden coin while collecting […]

Stirring Up a Hornet’s Nest with Carlotta Gall

Posted May 13th, 2014 at 4:24 pm (UTC+0)
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by Niala Mohammad Whether you agree with Carlotta Gall or believe that her claims are parallel to a script from a Bollywood movie, Carlotta Gall is not fazed. Carlotta herself says she is ready for the media and Pakistani government to “totally trash” her but first she wants to put her book, The Wrong Enemy: […]

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