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Mohmand

 

a group of Afghan and Pashto tribes living in the region of the Khyber Pass, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They number approximately 300,000 (1970, estimate). They speak an Eastern Pashto dialect. They are Sunni Muslims. They are divided into two groups: the Bar Mohmand (upper, or highland, Mohmand) and the Kuz Mohmand (lowland, or valley, Mohmand). The highland Mohmand engage in farming and cattle raising (some are nomads), and the lowland Mohmand engage in farming.

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Baloch and Pashtun activists including Dr Naseer Dashti, Executive President Baloch Human Rights Council and the Coordinator of the Sindhi Baloch Forum and Siraj Khan Moomand, President Pashtun Council Canada and member PTM Committee Canada also attended the seminar and revealed about the violations of human rights in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Prof Iqbal Shakir, Fazal Moomand, Rahim Bangash, Hashmi Niazi and Khayyam Yusufzai also spoke on the occasion.
He was contemporary of Hamza Baba, Dost Mohammad Khan Kamil, Qalandar Moomand, and Ajmal Khattak.
Young research scholar Mohammad Daud Khan Moomand said in his paper that the last couplets of Rahman Baba's poetry had great strength and impact, and most Pakhtun readers had learnt them by heart and quoted those Maqtaas (last couplets) as proverb and maxim to reinforce their arguments in social gatherings and debates.
Readers should take care while quoting a literary figure like Rahman Baba,' Mr Moomand said.
This was stated by Said Wali Khial Moomand, resident director of PAL, Peshawar chapter.
He said that the Peshawar office had no financial issue, adding that the resident director's post recently vacated by Mr Moomand on his superannuation and several other newly-created positions would be filled through a set criterion.
He, however, said that Mr Moomand would continue to serve as resident director till completion of the process of formation and notification of new policy rules being framed under his supervision.
Mr Moomand said the land for the PAL regional office had been acquired in 2008 during the then tenure of resident director late Prof Mohammad Azam.
The construction work on the regional office will be completed in 18 months,' said Mr Moomand.