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President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 19th, 2017 at 6:39 pm (UTC+0)
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United States President Donald Trump Addresses the United Nations General Assembly TRUMP: It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our […]

Pakistan’s Population Doubles-2017 Preliminary Census Results

Posted August 26th, 2017 at 11:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Written by Niala Mohammad Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) carried out its sixth population census earlier this year after a 19 year long gap. According to the preliminary results Pakistan has had an overall 57% population increase since its last census conducted in 1998. The 2017 preliminary census results show Pakistan’s population at 207.7 million; […]

iGem Peshawar Wins Bronze Medal

Posted November 16th, 2016 at 7:13 pm (UTC+0)
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by Niala Mohammad A group of 7 biotechnology undergraduate students from Peshawar nabbed the Bronze medal at MIT’s  annual “iGem Competition”. The iGEM, or the international genetically engineered machines competition, is an annual flagship student contest hosted by MIT. This year iGem had 301 competitors from across the globe. iGem Peshawar was the sole representation of […]

#RediscoverKP

Posted October 11th, 2016 at 8:38 pm (UTC+0)
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#RediscoverKP #GoZest Initiative aims at bringing tourism back to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and changing the negative stereotypes associated with the province and its people.   A group of young men and women who were sick of being synonymous with negative connotations, took it upon themselves to change the perception of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Pashtuns. Under the banner […]

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 […]

Game of Thrones in the Land of Drones

Posted August 23rd, 2016 at 8:47 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad If you are not addicted to Game of Thrones, you’ve at least heard about the popular fantasy drama series and its catchy theme song. The young men of Khumariyaan have given new life to Ramin Djawadi’s composition by adapting the GoT theme song to a Pashtun beat. This track is quickly becoming a hit among the younger […]

Mother by Abaseen Yusafzai

Posted May 7th, 2016 at 5:51 pm (UTC+0)
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Translated by Niala Mohammad   My home is heaven because of you, you are my angel, your life is an example for all to follow, you are the sustenance of life And if I were to be what would I become without you I live in comfort today because of your blessings I remember your sadness, […]

The Scholarship Guide for Pakistani & Afghan Youth

Posted March 22nd, 2016 at 3:24 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad Many young men and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan aspire to come to America or other foreign countries in hopes of better opportunities, however some lack the financial means to do so and ultimately become discouraged from having such hopes. But coming to America is not a far-fetched dream, in fact it […]

The ThrillSeekerz of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

Posted February 2nd, 2016 at 5:55 pm (UTC+0)
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    By Niala Mohammad  Faiza Rehman (of Pusht-e-Khera Payan, Peshawar) , Sahibzada Anees (of Topi, Swabi District), Muhammad Ammar (of Tangi, Charsadda District), and Yasawal Ahmad (of Peshawar City) are the founders of “Thrill Seekerz”, a club that started in 2013, in response to the terrorism effecting the youth of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. This club […]

Afghanistan-Pakistan Drug Transit Routes

Posted April 30th, 2015 at 3:17 am (UTC+0)
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by Naseer Kakar & Niala Mohammad India is not the only country complaining about Pakistan’s rising drug trafficking issue; China, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia all have repeatedly voiced their concerns over the smuggling of illicit drugs, mainly heroin, opium, hashish and morphine into their borders via Pakistan. However, Pakistan isn’t producing […]

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