Originally Posted by Dawar Faudzi
Really? I remember my dad telling me that "za mung wala jaba dai Jalalabad sa ra der lagei" (im srry if you cant understand what I have written, im still getting used to how Pashto words are spelt in english script). In your other points I agree with you though in order for pashtun nationalism to succeed we must make pashtuns feel more unified. I can also back up your last point on a recent visit to Peshawar, practically all the signs and names i saw of shops and such were in urdu, even shops owned by Pashtuns. Pashtuns in Pakistan have been taught to prize and cherish urdu so much so that they place it above their own language and make fun of peers who cant speak urdu (I have been a victim of this myself).
Jalalabad accent belongs to hard dialect like Peshawar. Dawars of Tank and DI Khan speak soft dialect similar to Kandahar.
Pashto writing and reading is almost dead in Pakistan. Reason is that it has no official status in Pakistan. Pashto is facing tough competition and linguistic invasion from Persian and Urdu.