He is an articulate, gifted speaker in his native Pashto, and is fluent in Persian and Arabic.
A poster for Tiger Force read, in the local Pashto language: “It gives you power, stamina, and calm.”
Over the course of these meetings, Zalwar Khan, whose name in Pashto means brave leader, becomes more relaxed.
Our Pashto interpreter explained how he had pretended to be a Pakistani policeman when interested crowds approached the compound.
I remember speaking with Taliban mullahs: black beards, white turbans, Arabic inflection to their Pashto.
Barrot (the name means “explosives” in the Pashto language) had direct knowledge of planning for the attack.
There are four in Pakistan, for speakers of Urdu, Sindhi, Pashto, and Punjabi.
1784, from Persian pashto (Afghan pakhto). Related: Pashtun.