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Magzine ‘Pakhtoon’ relaunched

PESHAWAR, January 04 2005: The Awami National Party has relaunched the historic “Pakhtoon” magazine, which was closed due to financial and political crisis after the demise of Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan popularly know as Bacha Khan.

Talking to inp, Awami National Party provincial general secretary Mian Iftikhar said the relaunching of Pakhtoon magazine was aimed at informing and educating the workers with new developments in the party’s affairs.

He said the total circulation of Pakhtoon magazine was 2000 and it would be run by the Bacha Khan Turst. Noted poet Sahil and Afrasiyab Khattak would be its editor and chief editor respectively.

Iftikhar further said since long there was no proper coordination between the party workers and leaders, that had created misunderstanding among the party workers, which weakened the Awami National Party in the province. “We have informed all Pakhtoon writers particularly in Briton, Saudi Arabia, Germany and UAE who would send their articles through internet,” he added. “At that time all state machinery was against Awami National Party therefore there was a dire need to launched a magazine to educate the Pakhtoon nation,” Iftikhar said and added Bacha Khan in 20s launched Pakhtoon magazine from Charsadda whose printing press was later seized by the government.

The magazine, he said, was then ran by Wali Khan for highlighting social, historical and political issue which was closed in 90s due to financial constraint. He said Pakhtoon magazine had highlighted women issues, their miseries and the common Pakhtoons’ right that was why he added Pakhtoon women wrote many articles for that magazine to express their woes. “That was very much popular among the Pakhtoon women and they usually appreciate the efforts of Bacha Khan who always talked about females’ autonomy,” he informed.

After closing of “Pakhtoon” magazine, he said the gape between party workers and leaders was widening with each passing day, as a result Asfandyar Wali Khan finally planned to relaunch the historic magazine that he informed would bring coordination among the workers and further educate and inform the common people about the ANP affairs.
Source: The Frontier Post
Date:1/4/2006