Source Pravda.Ru

Western Journalists Banned From Pashto-Populated Areas Near Afghanistan Border

The leadership of the religious party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam in Pakistan has banned American and European journalists from visiting the area of Mohmand near the border with Afghanistan, which is populated by Pashto tribes. According to the Dawn newspaper, the head of the Moslem Religious Academy Darul Aloom Islamia in Mohmand Qari Samiullah said, "we will kill all foreigners who dare infiltrate into our territory." Pashto tribes enjoy significant autonomy in relation to the central authorities in Islamabad in this north-western province of Pakistan. They have their own police, and all disputes and important issues are decided by the tribe's elders council at meetings (jirga) and council gatherings (shura). In the area populated by Pashto tribes, pro-Taliban sentiments are very prominent, as the Taliban is mainly made up of ethnic Pashtoons.

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?

Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Comments
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin: Russian servicemen return home from Syria as victors
Putin: Russian servicemen return home from Syria as victors
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Ugly Christmas tree in Kiev's center shocks Ukrainians
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Viktor Yanukovych speaks about Maidan snipers and Donbas civil war
Viktor Yanukovych speaks about Maidan snipers and Donbas civil war
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action