PTM not against any community, institution: Pashteen

Published January 30, 2021
Demonstrators of Pashtun Protection Movement gather at a public rally in Peshawar. — AFP/File
Demonstrators of Pashtun Protection Movement gather at a public rally in Peshawar. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) have said that they are not against any individual, community or institution but will keep raising their voice against alleged extra-judicial killings.

At a news conference at the National Press Club here on Friday, PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen said in reply to a question that “we are only against those who are involved in creating insecurity for our people”.

The PTM leader said: “We want to walk along with people from all walks of life to raise the voice of unvoiced and helpless people.”

He said the PTM wanted to live in coherence with all to promote peace.

The PTM leaders announced holding a demonstration on Feb 7 in Peshawar where women and children of those who have been killed, gone missing, or were behind bars will be present.

Flanked by MNA Mohsin Dawar and other office-bearers of the party, Mr Pashteen called for the release of Dr Said Alam Mehsud and MNA Ali Wazir and the arrest of those responsible for the killings of innocent people in erstwhile Fata.

Published in Dawn, January 30th, 2021

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