Message of the Director:
The Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar is a teaching, research and publication institution. It is situated in the historical valley of Peshawar that has been home to the rich cultural heritage of the Pashtoons. Peshawar is on the route to Central Asia and over centuries has witnessed the passage of not only invaders and conquerors but also ancient caravans that stopped here at the famous Qissa Khwani Bazaar (Bazaar of the Story Tellers) on their way from the historic silk route. In modern times it has established itself as a great seat of learning with the University of Peshawar playing a pivotal role.
The Pashto Academy was established in 1955 at the University of Peshawar due to the untiring efforts of its founder Director Maulana Abdul Qadir who through his academic and administrative skills and potentialities and potentialities gave a very solid foundation to this unique institution. Under the patronage of the Academy the Pashto Department was established in 1961 as a Postgraduate teaching department. The main objective of the Academy since its inception has been the promotion and depiction and depiction of the Pashtoon social and cultural life. The Academy attracts scholars and researchers from all over the world who have worked and are still working on all aspects of the life of the Pashtoons.
Prof. Dr. Salma Shaheen
Photo Exhibition in memory of Dr. Mohammad Azam Azam
All fans & friends are invited to a Photo Exhibition in memory of Dr. Mohammad Azam Azam, a great Pashto Novelist/Poet At the exhibition, the artisitc inspirations of Dr. Azam drawn by a young Art Lover from Ningarhar, Afghanistan Mr. Hamdullah Arbab will be displayed. Professor Azam, author of 11 books, had rendered meritorious services to Pashto language and literature for abou...Read more
Making Pashto as compulsory , subject praised
Including Pashto language as compulsory subject in syllabus was welcoming initiating that would help improving condition of Pashto language and Pashto literature which was not improved compare to other languages, Director of Pashto Academy University of Peshawar Dr Salma Shaheen said on Friday while addressing one-day seminar on International day of mother tongues in the Auditorium Hall of the Academy. She said...Read more
KO-PAK Festival Held at Pashto Cultural Museum University of Peshawar
Jointly organized by University of Peshawar and Korea Pakistan Centre, the KOPAK festival, enthralled the audience students with the great similarity being found in the culture and daily life of people of both the countries. The festival was organized in compliance of a series of Memorandum of Understandings signed in the recent past between University of Peshawar and various Korean Univer...Read more