Pashto language and literature department

Pashto Language and Literature Department

Pashto department is one of the new established departments in configuration of languages and literature faculty of Paktia University. Pashto department passes its primary steps for more promotion in near future. Pashto department which has its own vision and mission was established in 1392. This department had only first grade students in one class which was transferred from education faculty. In 1393, two more classes were created and currently, it has four classes from the first to fourth grade for both male and female students. Pashto department has graduated about 500 students so far. Fortunately, this department proposed night shift section in 1399 and has accepted a number of students too. Finally, Pashto department has good facilities and academic environment.


Pashto department in edifice of languages and literature faculty of Paktia University that has special attention and interest on Pashto as their native language to serve from the deep down and wants to train professional cadres for Pashtun 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 this language and enrich the language in every aspect so that in the future it will be developed in line with other advanced international languages. It is intended to identify this ancient language to the international society so that Pashtuns and non-Pashtuns can solve and harvest the needs and difficulties of their profession through the resources of Pashtu language. Pashto department in Paktia University believes in upholding the highest standards, quality of society 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 time, Pashto department has six master’s degree level lecturers who carry out daily lessons in full harmony and coordination. Although the shortage of instructors in the department is one of the serious threats, but our existing instructors have shown with great boldness that despite their problems, they are teaching more than they are obligated to and serve the community in 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 sections: basic and non-core sections.


1- Basic Requirements: Pashto department is already facing a shortage of instructors. Currently, there are six lecturers who are all masters and one of them is candidate for PHD. So, we expect special attention of officials in this regard.

The library and the lab are important needs that the department and the students have faced. Even though we have a library, but it does not have enough books to meet our needs. Lack of access to the internet of instructors and students is also a critical requirement. In addition, if we have scientific and research centers that can greatly help to increase the level of knowledge. Creation of academic centers and programs is also from our basic needs to be useful for our students and instructors.

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.


Pashto department has the following lecturers؛

Assistant Professor Ehsanullah Pamir (Head of Department)

Assistant Professor Yarmohammad Paktin (Lecturer)

Assistant Professor Ahmadullah Kargar (Lecturer)

Assistant Professor Sultan Zahid (Lecturer)

Assistant Professor Emal khmar (Lecturer)

Assistant Professor Arifullah Haqfarast (Lecturer)







Head of Pashto Department

Assistant professor Ehsanullah Pamir is son of Colonel Shah Hassan who was born in Band-e-Chak district of ​​Maidan Wardak province in 1369. He has completed his primary education at Umar-e- Farooq Secondary School in Chak district and his secondary education at Noor-ul-Madares High School. Mr. Pamir has finished high school in Ghazi Gul Ahmad Khan High School. In 1986, he participated in Kankor examination and succeeded in Pashto department of language and literature faculty at Kabul University. He was graduated at bachelor degree in high percentage of marks from aforementioned university in 1390. He loved literature from his childhood who has attended in poetry and literary gatherings during the school and university. Ehsanullah has also close relationships with civil and cultural communities. He has used to write on current situation of the country which has been published in various newspapers in the country. Ustad Pamir has worked with a private company for one year while he was studying. Through a tough competition, Mr. Pamir could successfully become as Pashto lecturer in English department of literature faculty at Paktia University in 1392. Consequently, he joined back at Kabul University to complete his master’s degree in the same field who successfully defended the thesis of his master’s degree in 1395.

He is fluent in Dari, Pashto and English. Pamir has good behavior with all his colleagues, students and the administrative staff in the faculty. His three literary works are all-set to be published that two of them are skillfully translated and the remaining one is his thesis written under the title of 'Demonstrative language' which have been very effective in literature and linguistics fields as a new achievement in Pashto language.

Currently, Ehsanullah Pamir serves as the head of the Pashto department, editor of  Qalam academic magazine and chief of periodicals called 'Pohanzai' at Paktia University. Ustad Pamir always motivates students toward ​​unity and acceptance of each other as Muslim brothers. He expects a better and peaceful Afghanistan for his society.