Pukhtoon Students Federation (PSF) is a leftist and nationalist student organization and a student wing of the Awami National Party in Pakistan. It was founded by Asfandyar Wali Khan in 1968 who became its executive committee member.
It is present in various universities of Pakistan, especially in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Pukhtoon students federation was founded on 8th April 1968 at the historical tomb of the great national hero Khushaal Khan Khattak. This federation is the continuation of the epic struggle of Khudai Khidmatgaran and Tehrik e Anjuman e Islah e Afghana. the foundation of it coincided with the worst racial oppression and social injustice of the rulers of those times under one unified system. Every student belonging historically to the region Pukhtoonkhwa irrespective of his/her color, race language, and religion can become a member of PSF. Pukhtoon Students Federation (PSF) is the legacy of Khan Abdul Ghaffar “Bacha” Khan (1890 – 20 Jan 1988) خان عبد الغفار خان a Pashtun political and spiritual leader known for his non-violent opposition to British Rule in India and his Khudai Khidmatgar movement. His grandson Asfandyar Wali Khan as a student activist, during the national uprising against the dictatorship of General Ayub Khan, launched & organized PSF & became its Central Executive Committee member. Pukhtoon Students Federation opposed the military dictatorship of General Yahia Khan who replaced Ayub Khan through a coup-de-tat in 1969 and banned PSF along with all political activities.
The PSF has the following organizational structure:
- Central Cabinet: The duties of the central cabinet are to supervise all the activities of PSF in Pakistan and abroad.
- Provincial cabinets work under the central cabinet.
- These are:
- Pukhtoonkhwa Cabinet
- Sindh Cabinet
- Balochistan Cabinet
- Punjab Cabinet
(Note: Oversees cabinets are organized)
Constitution of PSF includes the following points: To spread the light of knowledge and art. Follow the non-violence principles of Abdul Ghaffar Baacha Khan. Promotion of Pashto language, culture, Pukhtoonwali code, and cementing of national bonds based on culture. To champion and safeguard the rights of pukhtoons and especially of the students. To work for the unification of all pukhtoons and cementing the national unity based on pukhtoon traditions, solidarity, and integrity of Pukhtoon society with progressive thinking. To support democratic forces and to oppose imperialistic and colonial powers and work for the development of the country, nation, and all humanity.
The cabinet of Pukhtoon Students Federation includes the following cabinet members:
- Central Executive Committee: Chairman (Mashar) & 4 members
- Presidents: President, Senior Vice President & 4 Vice Presidents
- Secretaries: General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary & 4 Joint Secretaries
- Media: Press Secretary & Information Secretary
- Finance: Finance Secretary
- Law and Order: Legal Advisor & Security Secretary (Salar)
- Miscellaneous: Culture Secretary, Stage Secretary, Sports Secretary, Blood Secretary, Web Admin, Welfare Secretary & Propaganda Secretary.
We feel proud to become a part of the Pukhtoon Students Federation, PSF isn’t only attempting the activities concerned with governing a country or area, Pukhtoon Students Federation is getting success in the field of education as well. For the last several years continuously the members of Pukhtoon Students Federation are holding positions in their levels, departments, and faculties in Federal Urdu University, Dawood Engineering College, National College, Gulshan College, and many more.