Taliban and Pashtun culture

The Taliban have done nothing but destroy Pashtun culture.


Letter July 05, 2011

ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to Asad Munir’s article of July 3 titled “Lal Masjid siege — three years on”. Kudos to the writer, and also for his article in another newspaper which was published some weeks ago titled “Our one-sided view of drones”. Both articles truly reflect the feelings of most Pashtuns, since we want to rid our society of the menace of extremism and militancy. The Taliban have done nothing but destroy Pashtun culture. Imran Khan and his supporters who claim to speak for the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Fata really do not know much about Pashtun culture.

Yes we are religious but that doesn’t mean that we support the Taliban and their allied militants. We love Bhutto, Ghaffar Khan, Achakzai, Mengal, Marri, GM Syed and we want the US to stay here and eliminate these extremists through their drones, because it seems our own state is unable or unwilling to do that by itself.

Ajmal Bangash

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2011.

COMMENTS (2)

Bangash | 10 years ago | Reply My Yusufzai reflects the Punjabi view that "US created terrorism". Fact is the Pakistan Army created these monsters which are now out of control and which the army cannot defeat. Today vast swathes of FATA are ruled by these Taliban savages while Pakistan Army sulks because America won't respect it.
A R Khan Yusufzai | 10 years ago | Reply This may be the opinion of 1 person but the majority reject the notion of "we want the US to stay here and eliminate these extremists through their drones". We have a capable Army and we can find a solution to it. Once these occupied forces leave our region, we would easily solve our problems we were gifted by these "forces". If the writer has any doubt about Imran Khan, he should see study the current survey's.
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