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or Push•tun


n., pl. -tuns, (esp. collectively) -tun.
a member of a people of S Asia, living mainly in E and S Afghanistan and adjacent parts of Pakistan, esp. the Northwest Frontier Province.
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Noun1.Pushtun - a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of AfghanistanPushtun - a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan; "Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"
Afghanistani, Afghan - a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
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He said the Pushtun were also facing the humiliation of ethnic profiling by LEAs.
PESHAWAR: A two-day career fair that ended on Thursday will encourage women to expand their work horizons in traditionally male-dominated Pushtun society, organizers believe.
The Pushtun Community has also met with governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair in CM House and discussed the ongoing investigation and development so far in Naqeebullah case.
While Al-Qaeda's fighters can be killed and defeated, the Taliban, belonging to the Afghan Pushtun majority, cannot be wiped out.
The minister said that the government had taken serious notice of a programme aired by PTV in which a poet ridiculed and stigmatized the Pushtun community and had imposed a life time ban on the participation of the concerned poet in any programme of the official channel.
Sources said security agencies and police conducted search operation in educational institutions, madrassas, residential houses, and small villages of Pushtun Khaima and apprehended 100 suspected persons for allegedly violating rent act and possessing illegal arms and drugs.
Traditionally, Afghanistan has enjoyed relative peace under the Pushtun regime.
Pakistan has a history of troubled relations with the Pushtun nationalists because of their support for Pushtunistan as well as with northern alliance because of their anti-Taliban stance which highlights how the statecraft or the government in place affects the relations.
Pakistan has the green card in the form of Pushtun link through which the former can cash its interests any time.
The intervening area between the two boundaries has been occupied by Pushtun tribes.
Participants highlighted challenges facing by Pushtun in the province due to lack of leadership.
Taliban rebels attacked an Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter after it made an emergency landing in territory under Taliban control in Pushtun Kot district.