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Afghanistan’s Ghani drops Pashtun name from official documents

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AFP/Asia One, 31 October 2014

“Thomas Ruttig of the Afghanistan Analysts Network said the decision to drop the name was a “good step” as the president works on making the new national unity government a success.

He added that it was reminiscent of an initiative to remove tribal names undertaken by former president Mohammed Daoud Khan, as a top-down effort in the 1970s.”