Nizamuddin Khan Salarzai

Nizamuddin Khan Salarzai

A post graduate student of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Vienna, free lance writer and photographer, originally from the Bajaur Agency, FATA.

Ready to die for a life of freedom

Since my last post about the fight of the Salarzai tribe against militancy and the death of their tribe chiefs, a lot has happened which needs to be conveyed to everyone. We have been tightly enclosed in a cube that is inaccessible to the outer world and I guess this is why we too have been kept in the dark – far from education and modernity. If you have ever been to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), you must have read the signboards prohibiting foreigners etcetera from entering there. The spectrum of the word ‘foreigner’ has now very cleverly been ...

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Bajaur’s heroes die fighting

To the rest of the world, they were just four names, but Bajaur will pay a heavy price for them. The deaths of the four Maliks and a lashkar chief in the blast that occurred this week in the area was the death of Fata’s voice against terrorists. One of the men who was killed, Malik Munasib, was a light hearted, jolly fellow, whose company would make anyone come alive. He was brave but it took him a while to realise that his fight in Afghanistan against the Russians was a political game, no better than the one being played ...

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