Pohyal Stori

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Pohyal Stori
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Born (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 23)
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
NationalityGerman-Afghan
CitizenshipGermany
EducationBachelor of Science - Computer Science
Alma materUniversity of Bonn, Germany
Occupation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Cultural Activist
Years active2014 - Present
Height6’2
Parents
  • Abdul Nasir Stori (father)
  • Jalghoza Stori (mother)
Relatives
  • Dr. Kabir Stori (grandfather)
  • Shahmahmood Miakhel

Pohyal Stori (born 11 March 1998) is an German-Afghan entrepreneur and cultural activist.[1][2] Stori is the grandson of Dr. Kabir Stori, renowned Pashtun nationalist, poet-writer, and Chairman of the Pashtoon’s Social Democratic Party (PSDP). Stori is best known for his contribution to the protection of the true essence of Pashtun culture and language.[3][4]

Stori is an avid supporter of Manzoor Pashteen, a human rights activist from South Waziristan in Pakistan, and has dedicated himself to protect the Pashtun culture and language.[5]

Early life and education

Stori was born and brought up in Germany. He belongs to the Afghan lineage and is the grandson of Dr. Kabir Stori, a renowned Pashtun nationalist. Stori’s father, Abdul Nasir Stori, is a doctor by profession.[6][7][8][9]

Stori, from a young age, was inclined towards computer science. He started programming when he was just nine years old and honed his skills by interning at one of the world’s best technology companies. Later on, Stori became the language department’s managing director. Stori pursued his bachelor’s degree at the University of Bonn in Germany, majoring in computer science.[10]

Career

Stori commenced his career at the age of 16 when he managed to introduce the Pashto language in Google's translation system. By developing an automated translating system, Stori ensured the further development of the official language of Afghanistan: Pashto (spoken by over 70% of the population).[11]

He also published Pashto WebFonts, which is an open-source database that is widely used by leading sites like Google and several others. By the age of 22, Stori achieved immense success and is currently the owner of several IT companies. [12]

Stori‘s work as a cultural activist is imperative for young Afghans who are trying to educate themselves and adjust to foreign countries. He aims to fight for the unification of Pashtuns, following the footsteps of his grandfather.[13]

Personal life

Stori is a strong supporter of Manzoor Pashteen and his movements. Manzoor Pashteen is a human rights activist from South Waziristan in Pakistan who is fighting for the rights of the Pashtuns. His aim is like his grandfather to create a united Pashtunistan[14]

Stori is fluent in German, Pashto, Dari and Spanish.

References

  1. "For the Stori family, Pashto is more than a language". NewsBytes. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. "Pohyal Stori". Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  3. "Between Pohyal Stori, Kabir Stori, Pashto, and a Family Legacy that Never Dies". Pukhtoogle. 20 September 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  4. "For the Stori family, Pashto is more than a language". in.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  5. "For the Stori family, Pashto is more than a language". menafn.com. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  6. Thakur, Aabha. "Pohyal and The Pashtun Tribe". Too Kind Studio. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  7. Mushtaq, Saad (17 September 2020). "Pohyal Stori: The Bannerman Of Dr. Kabir's Legacy". The Hear UP. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  8. "Abdul Nasir Stori". Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  9. "Pohyal Stori Archives". CPERSIAN. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  10. "Who is Pohyal Stori?". OneWorldHerald.com. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  11. "Pohyal Stori and his legacy". Disrupt India. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  12. balaji, Pranesh (19 September 2020). "Pohyal and Pashto". Pantheonuk.org. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  13. Malik, Saqib (17 September 2020). "Pohyal Stori: The Bannerman Of Dr. Kabir's Legacy". Verna Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  14. "For the Stori family, Pashto is more than a language - NewsBytes". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 17 October 2020.

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