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The current list of Pashtoons tribes/clans circulating from various pages on facebook is completily wrong. They mentioned 72 tribes while according to wikipedia Estimates of the number of Pashtun tribes and clans range from about 350 to over 400 They are traditionally divided into four tribal confederacies: the Sarbani (سربڼي), the Bettani (بېټني), the Gharghashti (غرغښتي), and the Karlani (کرلاڼي). According to Khyber.org an authentic Pashto online resources website, they published a book “Pukhtani Qabele Opejhany” written by Dr. Latif Yad where they mentioned about 135 tribes with complete information,

Back in the 80s, when there was only state-run TV, an engineer-turned-singer created waves when he sang poems of the great Pashto poet Ghani Khan. Sardar Ali Takar, whose singing style resembled Saigal and Ustaad Nashanas, quickly became a favourite among the youth. It was not only his poetry and voice but the music was also modern, which attracted the Pashtun youth. Sardar Ali Takar’s sonorous voice and Ghani Khan Baba’s poetry became somewhat synonymous. Decades later, Takar is still known and revered for singing the great Pashto poet, Ghani

Two new Pashto poetry collections were launched under the auspices of the Academy Of Letters, Peshawar chapter, here at the Iranian culture centre on Friday. Among the collections were ‘Da Staree Juand Saande Auo Sandery’ of Feroz Afridi, patron-in-chief of Qatar Pakhto Adabi Jirga, and ‘Maana Tanga Khaamoshee’ of Guhar Shanas, a US-based Pashto poet. Poets and writers attended the event in large numbers. Minister for local bodies Inayatullah Khan, who was the chief guest at the event, said creating poetry was a great social service and therefore, poets should

Pashto ghazal maestro Khial Mohammad was decorated with the highest civil national award of Afghanistan at a function held at Afghan Consulate here on Thursday. Afghan Consular General at Peshawar Dr Abdullah Waheed Poyan decorated Khial Mohammad with Mir Bacha Khan Award on behalf of Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani. Earlier the Afghan consular general announced the prestigious award for the singer during a function organised by Pak-Afghan Journalists Peace Forum on November 1, 2016 at Nishtar Hall. He read out the message of President Ashraf Ghani wherein he lauded

A two-day festival to pay tribute to Pashto poet and scholar Khushal Khan Khattak concluded in Akora Khattak, Nowshera on Sunday. ‘Jashan-e-Khushal’ focused on the revival of Pashto in the province. The festival was organised after a hiatus of 27 years. Organisers were unable to hold the event for over two decades due to deteriorating law and order in the province. “The people of this region used to celebrate a festival known as Khushal Mela or Jashan-e-Khushal since 1920,” Alamzeb, the chief organiser of the event told The Express Tribune

In 2006, Google started with machine learning-based translations between English and Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Almost 10 years later, with this update, Google now offer 103 languages that cover 99% of the online population. The 13 new languages — Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa — help bring a combined 120 million new people to the billions who can already communicate with Translate all over the world. But, as already existing documents can’t cover the breadth of a language, we

In the case of Kakaji Sanober Hussain Mohmand, his pen was indeed mightier than the sword. Unlike other heroes during the time of independence, Kakaji, as he was more commonly known, used his writing to free Pukthuns from British colonialism and oppression of latter governments. He breathed his last on January 3, 1963. Sadly, few Pukhtuns today know of his contribution and sacrifices. That is predominantly the reason his anniversary passed by without much aplomb in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Even the culture department failed to remember this great revolutionary. Kakaji was born

Two Pashto writers, poets and critics – Rajwali Shah Khattak and Shamsul Qamar Andesh –passed away in 2015, leaving a piercing void in the hearts of their fans. Researcher, scholar, poet, critic and academic, Dr Rajwali Shah Khattak died of cardiac arrest at the age of 63 on July 21. Popularly known as “Wali”, he dedicated his life to Pashto literature, culture and traditions. He was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the government and received international recognition. Khattak was declared “Man of the Year” by American Biographical Institute in 2008 for his

Sufi poet Rahman Baba’s Urs (death anniversary) gathered poets from around the province at the Khana-e-Farhang on Sunday. Organised by the Rahman Baba Adabi Jirga, the event is usually held at the mausoleum of the great poet, but this year, for the first time, it was held at the Iranian Cultural Centre. Devotees and poets, from amateurs to established writers, were in attendance to pay their respects to the region’s most loved poet. The sessions were divided in two, with many poets invited on stage to present their work. Very

  The native Pashtun tribes, who are often described as fiercely independent people, have inhabited the Pashtunistan region since at least the 1st millennium BC. Much of their mountainous territory has always remained without government rule or control. This is perhaps the main reason why the indigenous Pashtuns still follow Pashtunwali codes, which is a basic common law of the land or “code of life”. Pashtunwali rules are accepted in Afghanistan and Pakistan (mainly in and around the Pashtunistan region), including by some of the Pashtun communities around the world.

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