Paying homage to the heroics and prowess of Pakhtuns

Published: July 15, 2015

Praising the heroics and prowess of Pakhtuns as Twitteratis trended the hashtag #FakhrePakhtoon.

On July 10, 2015, some of the most illustrious and high achieving Pakhtuns were given a grand tribute by Twitteratis. People on twitter, like minstrels, were praising the heroics and prowess of Pakhtuns as they trended the hashtag #FakhrePakhtoon.

It was heartening to see the amalgamation of tradition, bravado, and literature meeting technology, peace and education. Young technology and education activists received as much praise similar to the likes of Bacha KhanKhushal Khan KhattakGhani Khan and Rehman Baba.

It turned out to be a refreshing break from the myopic depiction of Pakhtuns in both national and international media. Young Pakhtuns posted updates showing that Pakhtuns are not just about guns and violence but love, peace, poetry, technology, innovation and art as well.

Here are some highlights from #FakhrePakhtoon:

And lastly, every Pakhtun who has achieved something for Pakistan:

Salman Ahmad.

Salman Ahmad.

He is the co-founder and campus lead at Peshawar 2.0. He tweets as @SalmanAhmad (

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