Time to rescue the people of Parachinar

Published: December 25, 2010
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The writer is a PPP MNA and a member of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights

The writer is a PPP MNA and a member of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights

Parachinar used to be called ‘a paradise on Earth’. Despite its natural beauty and strategic importance, Parachinar is presently in a dire state due to sectarian violence initially instigated by the negative policies of former president Ziaul Haq. The residents of Parachinar, predominantly Shia, have been the target of jihadi entities and this has been the primary cause of sectarian clashes there. This violence has transformed the once beautiful land into ruins, completely destroying infrastructure. The main road connecting Peshawar to Parachinar has been blocked by sectarian extremists who have been brutally killing travellers to and from Parachinar.

Local people have been forced to travel through dangerous routes via Afghanistan and back into Peshawar just to purchase daily rations and essential items. Today, even that route has been closed, effectively cutting them off from the rest of Pakistan. This has caused local merchants to raise prices of staple foods such as flour, ghee, sugar and rice up to six times. There is also a tremendous shortage of basic medical supplies and essential life-saving drugs in Parachinar, in addition to a scarcity of proper medical facilities and staff in the area. The youth of Parachinar are worse off since the lack of even basic education has meant that most schools in the area have remained closed for a long time. In the past few decades, the Shias of Kurram Agency have suffered greatly. This started when General Zia relocated the local Kurram militia from Parachinar to other agencies, upsetting the century-old tradition of keeping a local officer in the militia’s hierarchy or as a political administrator.

When the Taliban took over in Afghanistan, the situation got much worse for Kurram agency. And, after their defeat in 2001, a large number of Taliban, along with al Qaeda members, fled to the bordering tribal areas in Pakistan, settling in regions in upper Kurram dominated by Shia tribes. This resettlement became a flashpoint and the oppression of the locals multiplied when, five years ago, the Taliban blockaded the only road that connects Parachinar with Thal — the first town in the settled area. This affected trade and downgraded the social life of the people, strangulating their livelihood. Consequently, they found it difficult to safeguard their families and find jobs, decent food and sometimes even basic medicines.

The situation of Parachinar is only getting worse. The people of Parachinar still remember, with deep affection, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed as they focused on the betterment of this desperately poor and deprived area in order to strengthen its resources by the rehabilitation of its schools, colleges, hospitals and medical facilities. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto also directed PIA to have a flight connecting Parachinar and Peshawar on a weekly basis at an affordable fare. This stopped during former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s tenure and needs to be reinstated urgently. Currently, only a few wealthy residents of Parachinar are able to afford a flight to Peshawar through a private plane service and it charges a high fare. It is time for us to step forward to rescue the people of Parachinar.

Published in The Express Tribune December 25th, 2010.

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  • faraz
    Dec 25, 2010 - 1:43AM

    Taliban under the leadership of the pious Mullah Umer, massacred 4000 shias of Mazar Sharif in 1997; he didnt even spare the 9 Iranian diplomats. And they are supposed to be the good taliban! God help the poor tribals of Parachinar.Recommend

  • Zeeshan
    Dec 25, 2010 - 3:46AM

    The Toori tribe of Parachinar have been living through a terrible nightmare. Taliban intercept ordinary tribesmen travelling of the road and behead them for the ‘crime’ of being born to a different sect.

    Shame on the Pakistani people for sitting by the last few years while our brethren have endured these barbaric acts. Ms Ispahani is right, we must pool our efforts and save the innocent residents of Kurram Agency from the Taliban monsters. Recommend

  • Dec 25, 2010 - 7:19AM

    Why would anyone rescue them? What makes you think being a citizen of Pakistan in Pakistan warrants any demand for protection from the state unless you happen to live in certain parts of the country? Recommend

  • Rahma
    Dec 25, 2010 - 8:43AM

    Er, lady, don’t you like work in the Presidency and also a member of parliament of a party that is ruling the country? Why don’t you DO something instead of writing useless opinion pieces?!Recommend

  • UBAIDULLAH BAJOD
    Dec 25, 2010 - 12:49PM

    Certainly it must be get rid the whole area from the menace of taliban and likewise groups.But the question is, where are our public servants and why they don’t take it serious.It replies that our strong Army couldn’t dare to clear the roads which local talibans have taken under their control.But the main reason which we observed is there are the people who always favoring taliban along with their inhumane and henious deeds in the govt.so it is our govt who can only interfere and provide relief to the victims of terrorism in Parachinar.Recommend

  • Rashid Aurakzai
    Dec 25, 2010 - 1:02PM

    Thanks for briefing us with history of the conflict and informing what ZAB or BB has done for the area. Will you get down to work now and open that road, please. You are the ruling party and who are you blaming for Kurrmamites plight. Who are you complaining to? When will PPP stop hiding in B’s duppata and come up with solutions?

    Or is it not that the PPP is too a bunch of our ruling elites who have no clue, nor determination to deliver. They are just fooling masses and filling their own bellies.Recommend

  • Arifq
    Dec 25, 2010 - 1:13PM

    Time to rescue the people of Parachinar and rest of Pakistan from these fascists philosophies, thank you. Recommend

  • Dec 25, 2010 - 1:28PM

    It is certainly a great piece of writing by the author but the only think i would add is that, the author has been very careful about the digits of the sternness. Perhaps the situtation is much worst than the author pictures it. But yet it is eye-opening for those who still beleive that Parachinar is in Pakistan. A big NO, Parachinar is not in Pakistan anymore. I would add that the cost of an air ticket from Peshawar to Parachinar (these days, only if one finds it) is more than it costs from Peshawar to UAE or Saudi Arabia or certain other countries. Where is our Government by the way?Recommend

  • Awais Khan
    Dec 25, 2010 - 1:39PM

    Dear Farahnaz! No doubt your the past governments may have done so many things but now what we are interested in is that- WHAT YOUR CURRENT IS GOING TO DO WITH PARACHINAR? You are part of the government. Tell us when you are going to ask your own government what to do about Parachinar? Besides, alot of Local residents are also pin-pointing towards the conspiracy theories and involvement of state agencies in this issue. Some people are associating it with the “Strategic Depth” concept!!!! Please inform the readers about the true situation and provide us clear information. Tell us how many steps have been taken by the Federal Government or its representative (Governor KPK)? And of-course what steps have been taken by the ANP Government- apart from corruption?????????Recommend

  • parvez
    Dec 25, 2010 - 1:50PM

    Madam you are the government, it is up to you to do some good for the people or at least try and do some good for the people of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Hina
    Dec 25, 2010 - 2:48PM

    @Rahma – brilliantly put!Recommend

  • AHR
    Dec 25, 2010 - 4:50PM

    Thanks for highlighting this issue. I presume that the power to do something about this issue still rests with the government machinery (which is lead by your party), so a swift action would be highly appreciated. Recommend

  • henry buehler
    Dec 25, 2010 - 5:35PM

    Could american dollars help ?Recommend

  • Farhan
    Dec 25, 2010 - 5:44PM

    @ Rahma and Ms Hina.

    You can ask her to do something but it is utterly unjustified to tell her not to speak on this topic.

    Secondly, Ms Ispahani pls do something for the people of parachinar and open the important roads leading to this beautiful area.

    And also, i would request your government to further help Khyberpakhtoonkhua in fighting against ruthless animals who are destroying schools in KP. Recommend

  • Qaiser Ali Bangash
    Dec 25, 2010 - 6:18PM

    The writer has written something great but i only add one sentence which will solve all the issues. I think its totally game of government , if government want to unblock the road and solve all the problems, they can do it within very short time.

    The second thing is about the supporting leader of Taliban and member of NA (Munir Orkzia), he has openly said that there are no more Taliban in lower kurrum. If there are no more Taliban then who has blocked the road and who are killing the poor peoples of parachinnar in the road? If members of NA better discuss the issue in assembly and tell to Munir Orkazia about the presence of Taliban in lower kurrum and take an better operation step then i think the problems will be sloved.. Recommend

  • Kashan Abbas
    Dec 25, 2010 - 6:54PM

    Dear Writer,
    Excellent article showing your concern about the miserable people of Pakistan.
    This should be the real role of parliamentarians in highlighting the critical issues of country.
    I hope more people would be aware of the situation over there now.
    There is one humble request to the writer is that please try to discuss this issue in the National Assembly and come up with some real action plan to secure peace and prosperity in that region for all of its inhabitants.
    Solute to people who are concerned about oppressed people where ever they are.Recommend

  • Iqbal+Khan
    Dec 25, 2010 - 7:04PM

    Ms Isphani ! Instead of shedding crocodile tears use the army and paramilitary forces to rescue poor people of Parachinar from the menace of Taliban. By the way, Pakistani society has become a society of butchers where atrocities against Shias, Christians, Ahmedis and other minorities is routine.Recommend

  • Asad
    Dec 25, 2010 - 7:09PM

    Thank you for at least bringing this issue in the media, though it deserves a lot from our media who find it worthed to discuss about Veena Malik than to highlight the massacre (I MEAN IT, ‘MASSACARE’) happening in the Kurram Agency. Although the picture portrayed by Ms Ispahani is factual but could be misinterpreted. Being a shia myself, I know what terrible life turi shias are facing over there, nonetheless I would also like to mention that the local bangash (sunni) tribe is also not even spared from the brutality of Talibans. Without going too much in detail I just want to give a brief background of what has happened over there. These two tribes have been living for many years with peace. Taliban with their strategic objectives tried to get control of Kurram Agency along with the neighbouring agencies. Initially they provoked bangash ppl to fight againts turi’s. Bangash’s refused as it was unthinkable for them to fight with those with whom they had been living for hundred of years. Bangash’s tried to aligned themselves to turi’s to kick out Taliban’s from the region. Unfortunately, taliban already penetrated into bangash and with the support of their loyals inside, did two things 1)Not letting any formation of any coalition between two tribes through violent means like spoiling any Jirga formation through bomb blast etc 2) Provoking young bangash against Shia because of difference of religious practice and belives. A division occured amongst the bangash and those who refused to fight againts the turi shias were become the target of brutality of taliban, side by side wit turi Shias. End result – there is less support for turi shias now amongst the bangash sunni because of the fear-factor of Taliban

    The main reason for giving this background was to include the missing picture in the above article and also to not let anybody (even my own shias fellows) to play Shia card against Sunnis, even though recognizing the fact that local sunnis are now fighting along with Taliban’s against the shias and is condemnable and not justified at all.

    On Ms. Ispahani’s little-appreciated but not-sufficient effort, it is irony that that those who are in-charge of governance are themselves crying about their epic failures of responsibilities. Nawaz Shariff is no longer in power now madam. Stop playing Bhutto card and get on to work. The COC of Pakistan army is one phone call away from you.Recommend

  • Imdad
    Dec 25, 2010 - 7:10PM

    I wish there were no Zia Ul Haq in the Pakistan’s past, not only Parachinar much more things will not be worse as it is now….
    ………………….
    Hats off for the Author…..

    God bless you and be happy….

    Great Thanks Madam Farahnaz Ispahani….Recommend

  • karim
    Dec 25, 2010 - 8:06PM

    Parachinar is no doubt under the threat of Taliban attacks,,,,its is a gesture to study the whole political structure of Pakistan..there needs to be a structural change in Pakistan comprising all federal administered geographical entities/…… Recommend

  • zahid
    Dec 25, 2010 - 8:18PM

    whatever you have pen down is 100% true…..Recommend

  • m ali
    Dec 25, 2010 - 8:25PM

    excellent job madam, at least you have the sense of realization and hope that you will undertake through your ruling party to come to the rescue of the community in the area. Unless tribal people are not brought in the streamline of the country system, miseries will not vanish. No part in Fata is immune of the manacle of terrors. See what was the fault of the innocent people of Mohmand and Bajaur agencies killed yesterday and today. The whole Fata is bleeding, we want peace everywhere. Recommend

  • Dec 25, 2010 - 8:41PM

    Yes, that’s correct. What has BB done for these poor souls? Nothing. Instead of bringing history and putting blame only on the shoulders of Gen. Zia won’t solve issues. PPP has certain duties, as the rulers of this country, to mend the wrongs. As someone aptly stated above, stop writing useless opinion pieces and start building some roads and schools in the area. Sitting in cozy Islamabad won’t help matters. Recommend

  • Fawad Ali
    Dec 25, 2010 - 9:22PM

    Greeting Madam. I am a studet,studing in Abbottabad,doing matriculation. I belong to Parachinar and am Turi. I am very much gald to see your so true article about my village Parachinar. I just wanna thank you very much for giving us yours attention and bringing others attetion to the very serious problem we Parachinaries are bearing. I hope such articles can make people aware from the problems of one another and they can share their sympathies and ideas for better solution.
    Thank you very much Madam.Recommend

  • Dr.Shah
    Dec 25, 2010 - 10:18PM

    Mrs. Ispahani your article is based on ground realities and I want to share some information with you by mail. Can I have your mail to communicate? Recommend

  • henry buehler
    Dec 25, 2010 - 10:22PM

    Also Friday, police said nine people were killed by mortar rounds fired by suspected Sunni extremists in two attacks in the northwest. The presumed targets in Hangu district and the nearby tribal area of Kurram were Shiite Muslims, said Hangu police chief Abdur Rasheed.

    In Hangu, three mortars missed a Shiite mosque, hitting a house, killing six and wounding eight. In Kurram, a mortar hit a house, killing three, he said.

    Anti-Shiite militants in Pakistan predate al-Qaida and the Taliban, which are also Sunni. These days, the groups are firmly allied and have overlapping memberships. They generally believe it is acceptable, even meritorious, to kill Pakistan’s minority Shiites because they consider them heretics. Recommend

  • Saima
    Dec 25, 2010 - 10:48PM

    The menace of Taliban and jehadi outfits will not go away simply because they have very powerful supporters. There is a good possibility that these violent groups might take over large swathe of the nation. Until and unless their sources of funding and ideological support by corrupt puppet Arab regimes are not stopped, there is not really much hope. There are even indications that the puppet Arab regimes are just doing these things on the order of a super power in order to keep Pakistan down favoring India. While Pakistani citizens are being killed and nation’s scientific progress is suffering at the hand of these 7th century thugs, India is talking of becoming a technological superpower. We have to go back into history and see who these taleban were. Taliban were created by CIA to fight Russians and wahabis were a bunch of thugs who were hired by British crown to break down the last Caliphate thanks to Col TE Lawrence. They have always been the agents working for the interests of white people. There are literally tonnes of documentaries available on youtube elaborating the relationship between CIA and Taliban and Alqaeda. Such as Zero: and investigation into 9/11. Unless people are not informed of true identities of these monsters, they might still remain trapped in the illusion of good pious muslims which justifies the heinous crimes of these outfits. The poisonous tree which had been planted by Ziaul-Haq in 1980’s when he imported this treacherous ideology from Saudi Arabia in order to benefit Americans strategically has come of age today. The tree that Musharraf has planted is still growing. This tree is going to be even more poisonous. Lets see what will be its fruits. Recommend

  • R S JOHAR
    Dec 25, 2010 - 11:28PM

    The author by bringing to light the plight of the Prachinar people has done an excellent job. Some bloggers have unfairly blamed her for not doing enough being a ruling party MP. I am afraid that the ruling party too is helpless since the country’s defence and foreign policies are dictated by the powerful Army who consider Afghan Taleban and Panjab terror groups as their strategic assets and tools of jihad in Kashmir. They are not planning to start any operations against them despite intense pressure from the Americans and even killing of their own countrymen, who are dying in thousands and whom they are duty bound to protect. There is bound to be more bloodshed and chaos in Pakistan unless this self-destructive policy of supporting terrorists organisations is totally shunned by the Pak Army. May God help Pakistan. Recommend

  • Silent Observer
    Dec 26, 2010 - 12:24AM

    A well highlighted article but madam will you please let us know that to whom these poor people of Parachinar should plea for their miseries ..? You are the government, its good that you have the sense of responsibility and soft corner for the oppressed people of Parachinar but the main thing is that who will solve the problem …? Will Mr. Obama come from USA and solve it for us ..? We appreciate your effort but please take the responsibilities and take some practical steps end the siege of Parachinar. But as we know that the govt has clearly no control over ISI, so wont find any solution of this problem anytime soon. By the way, in next PPP cant make any excuse for not solving this issue and will not be able to deceive the people of Parachinar. The bad news for PPP is that it has almost lost its only safe heaven in FATA.Recommend

  • faraz
    Dec 26, 2010 - 6:09PM

    We always talk and talk but we never come on the conclusion. The people of parachinar are suffering too much and nothing has been done yet except talking, talking and talking. instead of writing this article its better to do something on the practical ground. use your pen with your power to save the people of pakistan.Recommend

  • syed jamshed ali
    Dec 26, 2010 - 7:36PM

    there was a time when i used to saw thousands of pak flags in parachinar,but felt extremely sorry this year ,when there was no pakistani flag left to be seen.ppl are getting frustrated and a day will come when they will stand against its own government.god save us from that dayRecommend

  • Henry buehler
    Dec 26, 2010 - 8:57PM

    Could I work for you ?
    Person said they had job for me I said The job is in Pakistan he said yes the job is in Pakistan the man turned white turned ran did not see him stop running. My country wants something Why don’t I do it for you ? I am a tribal person I respect Tribal people. I am a savage.Recommend

  • Henry buehler
    Dec 27, 2010 - 12:16AM

    When I was in Nangarhar in 2009, an Air Force commander asked me about our reconciliation policy because Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (the leader of the second-largest Taliban faction) told him they wanted to start talks. I said “I’ve got a blacklist”—the kill and capture list—“but nothing on reconciliation.”I contacted our Kabul embassy, which said, “Stay out of it. Only the Afghans should be involved.”
    On May 6,, 2002, a Predator fired a Lockheed missile at a convoy of cars in Kunar province, seeking to assassinate Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, but succeeded only in destroying a madrassah and killing at least 10 nearby civilians.Recommend

  • Henry buehler
    Dec 27, 2010 - 12:26AM

    Stupidity everyone dies making someone die a little earlier is not an act that impresses anyone doing any small thing to help is incredibly impressive but we distance ourselves from being able to do that so much.Recommend

  • Henry buehler
    Dec 27, 2010 - 12:40AM

    The primary threat to the USA is that We have said that the primary threat to the USA is the surplus population generated by the states and that our only tool is harm and that we can be benevolent is a lie that only we believe

    Ferd Incorporated
    A division of American Free Enterprise
    What is required !
    Something other then civil insurection.
    Maintaining an enviroment conducive to the continuation of commerceRecommend

  • Maulana Diesel
    Dec 27, 2010 - 7:37AM

    Our security agencies really need to focus on the sources of funds and ammunition for the Taliban. Specially, I would really focus on how they get their hands on the semtex (the stuff used in suicide bombs). Is this stuff manufactured in Pakistan? if not then how does it come in to Pakistan?Recommend

  • Syed
    Dec 27, 2010 - 3:09PM

    Respected Madam,

    Thanks very atleast for remembering the poor parachinaaris in your mind. You are talking about the things which are to be done by the government and you are part of that government. Don’t write such articles, do something! They don’t need your sympathies, they need help which is practically non-existent on the ground from last four years. Recommend

  • S. Ali
    Dec 27, 2010 - 3:47PM

    Well, this is absolutely wonderful article, many thanks to Ms Ispahani. We are expecting the same from other leaders of PPP. The issue is extremely important for the sake of innocent people of Parachinar (the Paradise). The current situation is due the establishment of former Govt. of MMA (ignorants) in NWFP (currently KPK). This is the time and responsibility of Pakistan army to take serious action against all these (Talibans) to save the country. Recommend

  • Irshad Hussaini
    Dec 27, 2010 - 7:02PM

    Dear all this is not new article , every body in pakistan especially PPP members know what is going on in Parachinar, How many times they make promised? You all know what Faisal Kareem Kondi promised , what PM promised what Reman Malik on Eid day promised which video you can also seen on you tube by searching Reman Malik comments on parachinar, I remember when BB was killed at that time Taliban was telling our people that we have killed your grandmother what you can do? Ya that was the brave Turi then they teach a great lesson to them , it is right that our roads are closed but Taliban can not even think to attack on Parachinar again. But sham to PPP , that Parachinar was meant a second Larkana for them and they are losing it.
    Now they are demanding a non-sense from people of Parachinar to give way to so called good taliban that they will carry attack on Kabul. People of Parachinar will dia to its last person but will not accept this.

    How difficult for a PPP government to resume flights for Parachinar, who is stopping them to give huminitarian aid as all the infrastructure is completely destroyed, But my saloot to the people of Pakistan that despite all these discriminations they regularly celebrating Pakistan day on 14th August, even there are too many beheaded people in front of them, This is the only crime of Parachinarian. Recommend

  • raza
    Dec 29, 2010 - 10:11AM

    that,s a good job Recommend

  • Khan
    Dec 29, 2010 - 12:32PM

    Dear Ms. Farahnaz could you pass your comments about the minority Sunnis guys there in Parachinar. which were badly killed in thousands, looted (properties), forced to migrate etc.by these extremists/conservative shias.

    God forbid, if you are forced to leave your home, and city and then you are being labeled as Taliban, what would you feel?

    Please have a visit, if you can, to Parachinar, and you would come to see the ground reality while looking at the ruin, burned buildings, collective tombs and much more of the Sunnis who are indeed the bona fide residents of their lost land till the moment. Recommend

  • Nabeela Yousaf
    Dec 29, 2010 - 2:01PM

    Wonderful write up…. indeed there is need to address the issues of people of Parachanar. I’m sure PPP leadership will effectively do something in extending legacy of Mohtarma Shaheed in order to streamline the issues of that area. Recommend

  • Silent Observer
    Dec 29, 2010 - 2:14PM

    @Khan…Can you please mention the reason for the ouster of sunni brothers from Parachinar. I think you are a wise man and know the full story behind it. Then why pretending to be so innocent….?? If the Jaji and Mengal people living in Parachinar have had some wise men in power , I think there would have been no such mess like its prevailing today…Recommend

  • zarin
    Dec 29, 2010 - 5:41PM

    For Mr. Khan & those who want to the know the facts facts
    There was no eviction of sunnis but a very strong base of Sepahe Sahaba and Lashkare Jahngvi was established in a mosque exactly as that of Lal Masjid. This was a transit point for AQ training camps in Afghanistan. Riaz Basra like notorious terrorists were hiding there. They were also trying to attack NATO installations in Afghanistan using this route and also using Turis land. For them the best slogan was sectarian and aniti shia. With the sympathy of begoted and so called jehadi elements in establishment lot of property belonging to town committee parachinar was alloted or rented to such jehadis. Most of them were Afghan refugies. They were challenging the interest of local Shia Turis. Turis are in majority so they succeeded to destroy this SSP base and it took sectarian touch and very few neutral sunnis living in Parachinar also left the city. Not only Sunni lot of Shia not happy with the situation left the city and setteled in other parts. Now the Haqani group is involved whick proved this statement.
    The claim that bonafied residents were evicted is also just a slogen to divert attention or gain sympathy. All those were living in city in rented or alloted quarters of town committee so this claim is baseless.There were lot of videos fabricated.This is very old blame and I thing people know reallity.
    Now this is Government job to establish a neutral powerfull commission to investigate the case from the begining and if really sunnis or shia are suffered must be compensated.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Feb 2, 2011 - 3:47PM

    I would also comment on Mr Khan point of view. I request you to please understand the root cause of Parachinar issue. There is no point to discuss that Shia misplaced the sunnis of the areas. No its totally wrong. Sunnis are responsible of their own of such situations. Because they allowed the terrorists like Riaz Basra and others to locate in Parachinar. When Shia realized the worsen situation they stand against these terrorists. Shia made it clear that no taliban are allowed in the area. Shias were trying to escape the Taliban from the area with the help of Government but unfortunately establishment provide full support to them. After all they blasted in Parachinar Bazar in the daylight and thus fight began. Shia do not want to fight against Sunnis because they spent decades together with them but unfortunately the local Sunnis supported the terrorists.
    As Hazrat Ali (A.S) said that “Friend of Enemy is considered as Enemy”. Shia follow the saying of Hazrat Ali (A.S) and fight against these terrorists. As a result the terrorists are badly defeated and escaped form the beautiful land of Parachinar along with the local Sunnis.
    That is the whole story. It is always good habit to understand the reality behind each event rather to consider the wrong people as innocent. Allah almighty don’t like the lie.
    May Allah guide us on the right path and eradicate the sectarian prejudice exist in our hearts.
    I appreciate the efforts of Ms Farahnaz for her courage to write on this issue.Recommend

  • Mahdi Raza
    Feb 2, 2011 - 4:50PM

    Brilliant, after long silence someone dares to speak..hats off..
    Now please press for doing something practical for these miserable peoples…!
    Bravo for the author..!Recommend

  • Sayed Ahmad Hussain Kazmi
    Feb 2, 2011 - 7:24PM

    i am the resident of parachiner and currently i live in dubai. I have not gone to pakistan since last 7 years, because of the block roads to parachinar. the people of parachinar would be thank full to government if a PIA starts taking passenger from peshawer to parachinar.Recommend

  • Feb 2, 2011 - 10:05PM

    Salam
    Madam You do good job…….keep it up……… People like you are the Original Muslims…..
    we hope you will help us.
    Its the hidden truth that our Political Agent, MNA, Governor, Fata Secretary Munir Orakzai.
    are a part of Taliban Network who do not want to open the Roads of Parachinar and they cannot see Parachinar’s development and Advancement.
    Recommend

  • ibrar hussain jan turi
    Feb 3, 2011 - 12:13AM

    We all Parachinarians specially Turi Tribe are so much thankful to miss Farah Naz Asfahani that she has put forward the severe problems of parachinarian nation according to the road Network and other basic problems of that area . we again specially thankful to the government of PPP that Miss Fahmida Mirza has also taken a notice of the speech of miss Farah Naz and approve a committee for that…..Geo PPP, Geo Bhutto, Geo BiBi.
    ibrar hussain jan turi
    president PSF Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.Recommend

  • Henry buehler
    Feb 3, 2011 - 9:12PM

    Monsanto’s also known to have “friends in high places,” so to speak. Recent Wikileaks cables revealed U.S. diplomats angling for a trade war with Europe over genetically modified products, which are notoriously distrusted there. The U.S. allegedly also tried to pressure the Vatican to drop its moral opposition to genetic engineering.

    Profits for Monsanto VS Life.

    Is there some sane person out there in Parachinar that can help The USA in dealing with The USA which is our real problem.Recommend

  • Shah
    Feb 4, 2011 - 12:41PM

    @Henry buehler: If there are some sane persons among Americans on the other side of Afghan boarder with Parachinar, they could easily communicate with lot of sanes over there. I think either there is miscalculation or mistrust in between.Recommend

  • Musawir Hussain
    Feb 4, 2011 - 11:25PM

    Good Job, Many thanks to Miss Farahnaz Ispahani …..Recommend

  • Henry buehler
    Feb 5, 2011 - 12:54AM

    Maximum Feasible Misunderstanding Recommend

  • Henry buehler
    Feb 5, 2011 - 2:19AM

    skullduggery
    Crafty deception or trickery or an instance of it.
    activities intended to deceive; a con or hoax
    Verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way.Recommend

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