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Zubair Torwali

THE LOCAL'S GROUSE

THE LOCAL'S GROUSE

Weather patterns have gone awry in northern Pakistan, sparking great anxiety and worry Published Jun 24, 2018 07:10am

Two languages, two classes

The British came to India in order to conquer it and ‘civilise’ the natives. To this end they used the means of... Published Feb 23, 2014 08:18am
Here is no enemy but a rough winter

Here is no enemy but a rough winter

With a weak infrastructure, winter pushes the residents of many parts of northern Pakistan to the Stone Ages. Updated Mar 05, 2014 09:17pm
The converted fundamentalist

The converted fundamentalist

Our protagonist was fortunate to have had the opportunity of free study without the influence of a ‘teacher’. Published May 04, 2013 05:15pm
The converted fundamentalist

The converted fundamentalist

Our protagonist was fortunate to have had the opportunity of free study without the influence of a ‘teacher’. Published Mar 15, 2013 11:57am

Malala, the world and Pakistan

AS THE world celebrated Malala Day, we as a nation remained reluctant to stand against extremism that surely is not an effect of the war on terror but a mindset to maim, execute and terrorise the resistant Published Nov 16, 2012 10:21pm

Malala, the world and Pakistan

Mingora: As the world celebrated Malala Day, we as a nation remained reluctant to stand against extremism that surely is not an effect of the war on terror but a mindset to maim, execute and terrorise the resistant Pakistanis for political power under the Published Nov 16, 2012 08:01pm

Swat-Kohistan abandoned and neglected

In Swat, the upper narrow valley towards the north beyond the town of Madyan is usually called Swat-Kohistan due to different ethnicity of the people living in the mountainous region. Published Oct 07, 2012 12:09am

Swat-Kohistan abandoned and neglected

IN Swat, The upper narrow valley towards the north beyond the town of Madyan is usually called Swat-Kohistan due to different ethnicity of the people living in the mountainous region. Published Oct 06, 2012 09:11pm

Community police left in the lurch

THE decision by a handful youth of community police in Bahrain, Swat, to have a meeting for a future strategy for their rights have shaken the nerves of the district police administration and in return it is trying to pressurise the poor youth, who had jo Published Sep 06, 2012 12:16am

Malakand community police left in the lurch

PESHAWAR: The decision by a handful youth of community police in Bahrain, Swat, to have a meeting for a future strategy for their rights have shaken the nerves of the district police administration and in return it is trying to pressurise the poor youth, Published Sep 05, 2012 07:07pm

REDD+ initiative for saving forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: The Forests in Pakistan are severely threatened by growing consumption of fuel wood and illegal logging. It is feared that if immediate action is not taken this natural resource would be totally consumed Published Aug 30, 2012 03:32am

REDD+ initiative for saving forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

THE FORESTS in Pakistan are severely threatened by growing consumption of fuel wood and illegal logging. It is feared that if immediate action is not taken this natural resource would be totally consumed within next 15 years. Published Aug 29, 2012 09:21pm
Swat valley, a paradise that was

Swat valley, a paradise that was

It is rightly called Switzerland of Pakistan. In 2002, a Swiss tourist declared Swat more beautiful than her homeland. Published Aug 23, 2012 07:40am

Swat valley, a paradise that was

The Valley of Swat is famous for its fruit laden orchards, fertile lands, snowcapped peaks, the mighty and zigzagging River Swat, waterfalls, lush green pastures, azure lakes and not the least, the relics of Gandhara and Darada civilisations. Published Aug 22, 2012 10:13pm

The case of stranded Swatis

The Malakand operation has so far rendered over three million refugees. The majority indeed is from the worst-hit... Published Jul 05, 2009 12:00am

Conceding space to bigotry

N November 19, the Council of Islamic Ideology of Pakistan issued recommendations giving women the right to seek... Published Dec 20, 2008 12:00am