Profile : Abdul Rahman Baba

Abdul Rahman Baba (1650–1715) (Pashto: عبدالرحمان بابا‎; popularly Rahman Baba, Pashto: رحمان بابا‎), was a Pashtun poet from Peshawar in the Mughal Empire (modern-day Pakistan). He remains the most popular poet among the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan.[1] His poetry expresses a peaceful mystical side of local culture which is becoming increasingly threatened by less tolerant interpretations of Islam.

Nasir Kazmi ~ Poetry

Jab tak ham masroof rahe yeh dunya thi sunsaan
Din dhalte hi dheyaan mein aye kese kese log

The Z-scheme

The Z-scheme owes its origin to several investigators. First it was Robert Emerson and his co-workers, including the authors (1956-1964) at the University of Illinois (at Urbana-Champaign) who discovered and embellished the “Enhancement effect” in oxygen evolution, which occurred when light absorbed in one photosystem (currently called PSI) was added to light absorbed in another photosystem (currently called PSII).

Badal: An Important Code of Pashtunwali

The concept of revenge or Badal is one that has captured the imagination of many observers, researchers and investigators. Badal in simple words means, “to seek justice or take revenge against the wrongdoer”. This applies to injustices committed yesterday or 1000 years ago if the wrongdoer still exists. Revenge is mandated in practice by “an accusatory insult, act or condition that offends the Pashtunwali norm”.

لاؤډ سپیکر- تاج رحیم

   یَره سم جنتی سړې وه ـ که مسلمان نه وه نو څه وشو نیک کار خو ئې کړې دې کنه ـ   زما پوخ یقین دې چې په برزخ کې به ئې کلمه وئیلې  وی ـ مسلمان شوې به وی ـ هسې خو جنت ته نشی تلې کنه !

Formation of private schools’ body discussed

A meeting of several private schools functioning in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday discussed the formation of an elected body representing all the institutions in the province. A press release said that the meeting was held at the Warsak Model School and College, Peshawar, under the chairmanship of its director Fazal Hussain. It said the basic […]

Fata University remains elusive

The newly appointed vice-chancellor of Fata University, which is yet to take material shape, has a Herculean task at hand since he is facing a host of problems in making this higher education facility functional for the students of conflict-hit tribal areas. Prof Shafiqur Rehman, who was earlier working as chairman of environmental sciences department, […]

Elimination of militant sanctuaries a must to keep schools safe

The problem of destruction of schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cannot be resolved without the elimination of the militants’ safe havens in the adjoining Federally Administered Tribal Areas, experts have said. The provincial civil administration appears to be helpless in nabbing and putting the culprits to trial by the courts because criminals remain unscathed and police […]

Aqil Shah inaugurates college at Dheri Baghban Peshawar

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Sports Syed Aqil Shah on Monday inaugurated the newly constructed Bacha Khan Government Girls Degree College Dheri Baghbanan. Secretary Higher Education Farah Hamid, College Principal Safia Gul, ANP PK-4 President Zahid Hussain, President Dheri Baghbanan Ward Aamir Sabir and Wards Presidents and Secretaries of PK-4 were also present on the occasion. […]