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A hat made in Afghanistan has become popular not only in the country but also across parts of Pakistan after it was worn at public rallies and protests by the leader of the Pashtun movement Manzoor Pashteen. Pashteen, the 26-year-old graduate who is leading protests calling for the rights of Pashtuns to be respected, has unintentionally sparked a new movement, this time with his attire. He is usually seen at public demonstrations wearing a red and black patterned ‘Mazari hat’, which has become a symbol of peaceful protests and has also earned

The gigantic grey tomb of Malik Gajju Khan within an extensive old cemetery attracts a large number of people. But still for most it is shrouded in mystery as little is known by common people about his achievements and his role in establishing a state for Pakhtuns in the 16th century. For several centuries, his final resting place remained in a state of oblivion and its was found on word of mouth and for the construction of tomb with the financial support of late nationalist politician Azam Khan Hoti during

When the world was created there was no such thing as culture. People referred to other people as “humans”. They all shared the same society, lifestyle and civilization as a part of one race “humans”. But as the world progressed people realized the differences among themselves which marked the division of society as casts, creed, civilizations and cultures. Today we live in a world where more than 6.5 billion humans belong to different cultures and ethnic groups which is kind of interesting to know. Pakistan alone has 4 provinces and

It was a hot summer day, the 27th of July 1880 when the British decided to launch an offensive against the Afghans for the second time. The British had not forgotten the humiliating defeat of the first Anglo-Afghan War. This time they had set up with new strategies, manoeuvres, machineries and a better understanding of the topography of the battlefield. The 66th Regiment of the British Army led by General Burrows battled against the army of the Afghan leader Ghazi Ayub Khan. They fought each other at Maiwand which is

Pashtun youth in Peshawar held a grand “Attan for Peace” in Bagh-e-Naran public park Friday (April 7) in a show of unity against militancy and violence. The mood was festive as an estimated 500 people from all over Peshawar arrived at the spacious park in Hayatabad township to participate in or watch the Attan, a traditional Pashtun dance performed by men on happy occasions. The performers beat drums while men of all ages danced in a circle. A number of women came to encourage the Attan and to support the

The administration of Khyber Agency begun an initial assessment of the railway track in the tribal area today, after almost ten years, to put the British era locomotives back on track, officials said. The Khyber Steam Safari, a tourist train which ran from Peshawar to Landikotal was shut down because of security concerns in 2007. Khalid Mahmood, the political agent of Khyber Agency told The Express Tribune that after an initial meeting with the railway lines department a survey was initiated to check the quality of the railway track. ?It

Khyber Khalid Mehmood told the reporters that the discoveries are the result of the effort made by the archaeological department. He added further added that the survey also disclosed around eight sites of immense Buddhist importance. This archaeological survey was carried in Tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Agency. It was carried out in a period of around 75 days and the thirty thousand years old 110 ancient sites were discovered as a result of this survey and a number of relics like images and paintings carved on stones were also discovered.

The Swat Cap House, a small shop located at the centre of the main Mingora city, still carries the responsibility of making the traditional cap of Swat, known as ‘Swati Cap’ or Pakol. The history of the Swati cap can be traced back to the rule of last Wali of Swat Miangul Abdul Haq Jahanzeb who, after being chosen as the Wali of Swat in 1949, felt the need for such a cap that would become a symbol of the Swat state and also give identification to the people living

Peshawar & its History covers a thousands of Years. To highlight the historical sites and tourist spots in the Peshawar City, TCKP in collaboration with Directorate of Archaeology Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has organized a unique awareness activity of Special City Tour for Families to Peshawar Museum, Gor Khatri & Sethi House. The participants started their tour from Peshawar Museum, where they visited various galleries and evinced keen interest in the antiques and antiquities and its history. After visiting Peshawar Museum participants went to Gor Khatri and Sethi House. The

One of our famous, respected Swabi’s poet and analyst Sir Noor Ul Ameen Yousafzai said about mentioned shawl that what is that dark red spot representing in the shawl (Chail) , so he said that when the brave people of Swabi (YOUSAFZAI) fought against the army of Sikh on the battlefield of Shahmansoor. And when the army of Sikh run away and battle came to end, the mothers,sisters and wives of those brave peoples came and when they found their beloved sons, brothers and husbands died, they covered them with

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