Posts by Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur

No liberty without equality

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • April 21, 2018

Never had so much tears been shed in a rally like the tears shed that day. Families of missing persons joined the rally hoping that Manzoor Pashteen will somehow recover their lost siblings. It was amazing to see so much hope in those sleepless eyes.

De GULLUNO NANDARA (Festival of Flowers)

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • April 18, 2018

Till militancy ruined the beautiful Tochi valley, there were flowers all around in spring, in the fields, in the hills and the valleys beyond the hills. This was the time for the festival of flowers, De Gulluno Nandara.

Mazar-i-Miramshah

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • March 31, 2018

What are the tribal people returning home to?
Visiting Miramshah was like visiting a graveyard. It was remodelled, clean and spacious, but without hope and happiness — like a grand mausoleum teeming with long-suffering humanity. On my way back I wondered if it should be renamed Mazar-i-Miramshah.

Towards reforms

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • January 18, 2018

Why is there now such urgency to mainstream Fata?
The tribes have lived under the FCR since the British Raj, so it is surprising that they are now anxiously campaigning for reforms. People ask why they can’t live with it for a while longer.

Delaying Fata reforms

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • December 25, 2017

When are we going to reach such a broad-based consensus again?

The Only Way Out

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • August 9, 2017

Militancy cannot be fought by the army alone; to fight militancy the two primary areas for interventions are education and creating economic opportunities.
Poverty and lack of opportunities has stifled the education system in FATA.

Cheegha 2, Azghana Karkha

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • May 23, 2016

Azghana Karkha is a call to all Pukhtuns, especially tribal to unite under the banner of Cheegha against tyranny of terrorists and their friends and supporters.

Waziristan IDPs- Lessons learnt

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • May 20, 2016

Sufi Mohammad (TNSM) was created by the government to dilute power of Pakistan Peoples Party in Dir, Mangal Bagh was created by Political administration to dilute the powers of Barra Committee, Taliban were created to bring peace in Afghanistan. Each one of them turned their guns against the government at some point in time, what’s so different about LeJ, LeT, JuD and others?

Position of weakness

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • May 16, 2016

As political leaders in Islamabad celebrate a consensus decision to speak to the Taliban and give peace a chance, the people who have suffered at the hands of militancy in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are wary.

Cheegha, The Call- Video, Militancy in Waziristan

By Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur • May 13, 2016

“Waziristan remains a mystery and a puzzle for most of the world. Reports of violence and terrorism are frequently associated with its name. For people living here, life has become a hell of uncertainty. A drone strike could kill them or their family members one day, a suicide bomber the next or action by the Pakistan army the day after. Is this all there is to Waziristan?
Ghulam Qadir Khan, sets out to show us the true face of Waziristan in his book Cheegha, The Call. This video is a summery of Waziristan saga.