CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONSOF KURRAM PUKHTOONhttp://parachinar.net/tradition.htm
I just want "The all knowing eye" to be be made well and become as proud strong and joyful as "The all knowing eye" can be. Why don't you try watching this movie "The Man Who Would Be King"Directed by John Huston. Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer.
The Last prince of KalashThe Film which needs money to be madeSha Khan is a member of the Kalash, the last animists in Central Asia, living high in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan.The Last Prince of the Kalash is the story of his battle to regain the title of ‘Prince’ during the ritual snow hockey match; a chaotic struggle played on a steep mountain side.This film documents a fight for identity and self-determination in a remote land still reeling from the worst floods in memory.
Where is Nuristân, and Who Cares?The region called Nuristân is one in a chain of ethnic refuge areas that line the mountains of the Indian Plate collision zone from Afghânistân to Southeast Asia. Nuristân lies in the Hindu Kush mountains of northeastern Afghânistân, spanning the basins of the Alingâr, Pech, Landai Sin, and Kunar rivers. It is the homeland of a unique group of Indo-European-speaking tribal peoples, now called Nuristânis, who fled and resisted Islâm as it spread eastward. In 1895-96 the Nuristânis were finally conquered by the Afghân armies of Âmir Abdur Rahmân Khân, and the people were obliged to abandon their ancient religious beliefs in favor of Islâm.Nuristânis are today such devout Muslims that they were the first citizens of Afghânistân to successfully revolt against the communist overthrow of their government in 1978. Their success inspired others throughout the country to rise up and bleed the Soviet Union to death through thirteen years of war. The straw that broke the Soviet Union's back sprouted in Nuristân, and we must acknowledge the pivotal historical role that the Nuristânis played in nurturing the seed.
Sir George Scott Robertson K,c.s.i.Wrote a book in 1896 calledThe Kafirs of The Hindu-KushI think it is a very good read.
Also Friday, police said nine people were killed by mortar rounds fired by suspected Sunni extremists in two attacks in the northwest. The presumed targets in Hangu district and the nearby tribal area of Kurram were Shiite Muslims, said Hangu police chief Abdur Rasheed.In Hangu, three mortars missed a Shiite mosque, hitting a house, killing six and wounding eight. In Kurram, a mortar hit a house, killing three, he said.Anti-Shiite militants in Pakistan predate al-Qaida and the Taliban, which are also Sunni. These days, the groups are firmly allied and have overlapping memberships. They generally believe it is acceptable, even meritorious, to kill Pakistan's minority Shiites because they consider them heretics.