Pashto language and literature department

Pashto language and literature department

Pashto department is one of new established in configuration of languages and literature faculty of paktia university. Now everything is on its primary steps to be promoted in near future. Pashto department which has its own vision is established in 1392. This department had only first grade in one class, was from education faculty. But currently in 1393 it has two more classes and now it has from first to fourth grade classes for both male and female students. Pashto department has 6 rounds graduates so far. The graduate’s students number is reach up to 500. Fortunately, the Pashto language and literature department also discovered the Shabana academic program in the year 1399 and for the first time in the night program, the student was accepted. Also the Pashto department has a good academic environment, and a new valuable library.


Pashto department in edifice of languages and literature faculty of paktia university has interest for their native language to serve from the deep down and wants to train professional cadres for pashtoon society with Islamic values and morality.


The purpose of the Pashtu Languages ​​and Literature Department is to educate professionals in their field who will become proficient sources of the language and enrich the language in every respect so that in the future it will be developed in line with other advanced international languages. Stand in and, internationally, Pashtuns identify this ancient language so that Pashtuns and non-Pashtuns can solve and harvest the needs and difficulties of their profession through the resources if Pashtu language. The Pashto Department of Languages ​​and Literature of Paktia University believes in upholding the highest standards, quality and Islamic values. In order to help undergraduates (students) the named-before department tries to tender professional graduates who would resist troubles to stabilize enlightenment and vanish darkness within community.

Current Condition

At present, the Pashto department has six undergraduate and master lecturers who carry out daily lessons in full harmony and coordination. Although the shortage of departmental teachers is one of the serious threats, our existing teachers have shown with great boldness that despite their many problems they are teaching more than they are obligated to and serve the community this way.

In addition, classes, boards, markers, desks, carpets, cupboards, computers, and other stuff have been provided by Pashtu language and literature department at the personal expenses of the students, but printers along with tables are government property.


The Pashto department divides its needs into two basic and non-core sections.


1-  Basic requirements: The Pashto department is already facing a shortage of teachers. Currently, there are six lecturers, all of them are masters and one of them are in PHD education. So, we want the higher authorities to address this problem.

The library and the lab are important needs that we and the students face, even though we have a library, but it does not have enough books to meet our needs. Lack of access to the internet of teachers and students is also a critical requirement, and in addition to this, if we have scientific and research centers that can greatly help to increase the level of knowledge, then the creation of academic centers and programs is one of our needs. It is believed that lecturers and teachers should benefit from it.

2- Non-core/incidental requirements:

In addition to basic needs, non-core needs should also be taken into account; academic seminars and trips should be considered for lecturers and students, as well as facilitate connections with other academic centers and universities.


The Pashto department has the following lecturers؛

Associate professor Ehsanullah Pamir (head of department)

Professor yarmohammad paktin (Lecturer)

Associate professor Ahmadullah Kargar (Lecturer)

Associate professor Sultan Zahid (Lecturer)

Associate professor Emal khmar (Lecturer)

Assistant professor Arifullah Haqfarast(Lecturer)







Introduction to the director/head of Pashto department of language and literature faculty, Paktia university:

Associate professor Ehsanullah Pamir is the son of colonel Shah Hassan, was born in Band-e-Chak area of ​​Maidan Wardak province, 1369. He did his primary education at Umar-e- Farooq secondary School in Chak District, did his secondary education at Noor-ul-Madares High School and his pro-higher education at Ghazi Gul Ahmad Khan High School. In 1986 he took the Kankor Examination, got Passed to the Pashto Language and Literature Department, Kabul University and finally was through with it in 1390. He loved literature from his childhood, attended poetry and literary meetings during school and university, helped the civil and cultural communities of late, and wrote on the current state of the country, published in various newspapers in the country. The teacher has worked with a private company for one year during his student life. He was appointed as a lecturer of Paktia University in year 1392, later on joined the master’s program of Pashto Language and Literature in the University of Kabul in Year 1394 and graduated in 1395.

He is fluent in Dari, Pashto and English; along with that, has a great attitude toward the teachers, the students and the administrative staff. His three literary works are all-set to be published, two of them are skillfully translated and the remaining one is his thesis written under the title of 'Demonstrative language', whose influence is valuable in literature and linguistics and it's believed to be something new added to Pashto language.

He currently serves as the director of the Pashto department in the Faculty of Languages ​​and Literature of Paktia University, and is the editor of the academic magazine of Paktia University and also is the chief of the periodicals called 'Pohazai' from the Faculty of Literature. The teacher always gives students the idea of ​​unity and acceptance of one another, living in the hope of a sound and virtuous Afghan society and a clean and peaceful Afghanistan.