During a meeting of the Afghan Forun, a cross-border peace initiative in Peshawar, Pashtun Culture Day is celebrated on September 23 every year since 2014.
Every year, gatherings are held in various cities, particularly, Peshawar, Quetta, Islamabad and Karachi, to mark the day. In Karachi, the day is celebrated with great enthusiasm by showcasing poetry, music, dance, attire, customs and several other aspects of culture.
However, this year, in Karachi the Awami National Party’s Sindh celebrated Pashtun culture day on September 22 outside the Karachi Press Club and another show is organized on Sea View today.
Fida Kakar, leader of the Pashtun Students Federation said,
“On September 23, Pashtuns not only in Pakistan but also across the world will mark the day. It is the reason that we are stick to that day.”
She further added,
“Pashtun culture is not associated with a certain political party.”
With over 1,790 tweets, #PashtunCultureDay trends # 1 in Pakistan on Twitter.
People on Twitter used the hashtag #PashtunCultureDay to share pictures and videos of Pashtun culture and heritage.