Farman Nawaz

Farman Nawaz (Urdu: فرمان نواز); (born 5 May 1977) is Media Manager at Federal Tax Ombudsmen Secretariat Islamabad. Nawaz initially worked as a sub editor at Peshawar based provincial newspaper The Frontier Post. He contributed articles to mainly English newspapers of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. Nawaz wrote against terrorism, extremism, and Talibanization. But his Urdu articles, published on Express News website were mainly about women rights and the status of women in Pakistan . Farman Nawaz is inspired from the liberal views of Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi and translated the Urdu articles of Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi into English. References from his articles are included to reports of various institutions, thesis and online contents. Report ‘Debating the Pakistani National Interest over the Kerry-Lugar Bill’of Middle East Media Research Institute took references from his article ‘First violation of Kerry Lugar Bill’ published in The Frontier Post.[1] Quarterly publication, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, of Association of Indian Diplomats in its vol. 6 (2011) gave special importance to his article ‘For Better Trade Ties’ published in Daily Dawn.[2] The think tank South Asian Analysis Group highlighted his work about religious liberalism in its report ‘Identity Crisis and Political realities of Indian Muslims’.[3] Research thesis titled ‘I AM (NOT) MALALA–ANTAGONISTIC PERCEPTIONS OF A NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE’ of Department of Foreign Languages (National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest, Romania) took references from his article Noble Prize Winner’s Fate in Pakistan’ published in Daily Outlook Afghanistan. [4] Nirmalya Dutta of Daily News and Analysis of India (DNA India) in his news story pointed to his article published in Daily Times about transgenders. [5] Salman Tarik Kureshi in his Daily Times article wrote a complete paragraph about his article published in the same newspaper. [6] Research article Promoting and Propagating Secularism through Gorakh Sutras published in International Journal of Exclusive Management Research took reference from his article “Why Indian Muslim Ullema are not popular in Pakistan?. [7] [1] Ahmad, T. (n.d.). Debating the Pakistani National Interest over the Kerry-Lugar Bill. Retrieved October 06, 2017, from
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Enlightenment through books: A unique project to educate children and adults of Bannu

BANNU (Staff Report) – From outside the building looks like an ordinary house with a small gate, but inside an unusual activity is underway – men and children sit in rows listening intently to a man standing in front of them, talking about importance of peace for future of their children. This is a Shamsher … Continue reading

Girls outperform boys in Bannu intermediate exam results

BANNU: Girls have once again outdone boys in the FA/FSc results announced by the Bannu Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. All three top positions were clinched by girls. Faiza Sharif of Girls Inter College Bannu secured 999 marks out of 1,100 and stood first. She was followed by Maheen Shahab from the same college who … Continue reading

Efforts under way in Bannu to revive MMA

BANNU: Efforts are under way to revive the defunct Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) in the province. During a meeting held in Bannu district on Monday, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl leader and Federal Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durrani said time is ripe to bury the hatchet and join hands with Jamaat-e-Islami to revive the alliance. Speaking to The Express … Continue reading

Heavy rains trouble North Waziristan IDPs in Bannu

BANNU, 2 August: The internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency residing in camps in Bannu are facing many difficulties due to rains in the area. The displaced persons said rainwater seeps through their tents that makes their lives miserable inside the camp. They said it is not possible to cook anything during the rain … Continue reading

Two security personnel, three suspected militants gunned down in Bannu

BANNU: At least two security personnel  and three suspected militants were gunned down early Thursday morning during a clash in Bannu’s Daryoba area. Officials confirmed that a group of militants attacked the security checkpost at Dayoba in the early hours of the day, in the Frontier Region of Bannu adjacent to North Waziristan; and opened indiscriminate fire … Continue reading

HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and Thalassemia centers to be established in Bannu

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to initiate an integrated programme for treating HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Thalassemia patients. PC-1 of the programme has been approved and Rs500 million has already been cast aside. The first-of-its-kind programme will address the aforementioned diseases under one umbrella. It will not only focus on treatment of patients but will also … Continue reading

RPO of Bannu to replace Capital City Police Officer Ijaz Ahmed

PESHAWAR: One of the two police officers — DIG Mubarak Zeb Khan and Regional Police Officer (RPO) of Bannu Mohammad Tahir Khan — will replace Capital City Police Officer Ijaz Ahmed, who is likely to relinquish charge of his post on July 31, according to sources. A senior police official told Dawn that CCPO Ijaz … Continue reading

Left in the lurch: IDPs protest hostile attitude of police, customs

BANNU: The displaced population from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) took to the streets of Bannu on Saturday to voice their grievances against the hostile attitude of police and customs officials. A large number of internally displaced persons (IDP) marched through various parts of the city and landed outside Bannu Press Club. They shouted slogans against the … Continue reading

Traders of Bannu reject federal govt decision about withholding tax

By Jamal Qamar BANNU: Traders of Bannu on Monday has rejected the federal government decision of With Holding Tax and termed it an economical murder for them. While addressing an emergency meeting central president of traders union Malik Salim Ur Rehman, district president Naik Jahan Shah, president district chamber of commerce Shah Wazir Khan, general … Continue reading

No rest till you’re home: NWA IDPs unhappy at pace of return

BANNU / HANGU: Even as the second phase of repatriation continues and 157 families were sent back to North Waziristan Agency (NWA) over the weekend, internally displaced persons (IDP) remain unhappy with the pace of return. Tribal elders and political leaders held a protest rally in Bannu, organised by Waziristan Youth, on Monday to pressurise the … Continue reading

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