Breaking News or Sad News?

July 30, 2007

We, Pashtoons, are the most affected people who have suffered both terrorism and the war on terrorism. And, as I have explained in the petition, it is our media which is giving coverage to the terrorist and extremist activities which not only defame our culture and history, but also pushes us into war with the rest of the world. So our media should change its trends of giving coverage to the activities of extremist elements.

In the first step, the media can give coverage to the acts of the terrorists in such manner which also condemn them and their acts. And then the terms should be changed like a suicide attack and bomb blast should be not aired / published as BREAKING NEWS but as SAD NEWS. It’ll discarriage the terrorists. Instead of terrorist acts, media should highlight political efforts.


Media should stop coverage of terrorist activities

July 24, 2007

I think media has a major role in promoting extremism and terrorism which is the biggest threat to the humanity.

Do you agree it?

If yes, please read this petition and sign it.


Meet Haji Gulzar Alam

July 19, 2007

The other day when we were returning from Bacha Khan markaz, we stopped at his shop to meet Haji Gulzar Alam. The signboard erected over his shop was portraying a bearded Haji Gulzar Alam, the once adorable Pashtoon singer.

In Bacha Khan markaz, we had seen an old issue of Pakhtoon magazine which had published Gulzar Alam’s interview. He was quoted on the title: ‘Pashto music has no future.’

I don’t know whether he quit singing because ‘it has no future’ or it was due to growing Talibanisation in the country? I should have asked him about this, but we could not meet him as the shop was closed.

My friend, who is also a singer, told me, ‘He is still a singer, but he is Talibanised!’

Some two year ago, he announced to set up a music academy, but then he ‘founded’ a Property Dealer Shop instead of music academy.

So singer Gulzar Alam is now Haji Gulzar Alam, whom you can meet at his shop ‘Haji Guzar Alam Property Dealer’ on Pajagi Road, near Bacha Khan markaz, Peshawar.


Learn Pashto

July 17, 2007

Recently, I learnt that many people in the world are interested in learning language. It was a great discovery for me, as Pashto is my beloved language and the moment I learnt the fact, I started to contribute what I can.

We are working to launch a website where we will post information and related articles, news etc written in Pashto with English translation and audio format.

Currently we have created a weblog to see how it works. Suggestions, comments and help is welcomed.

To visit the Learn Pashto, click here.