Manzoor Pashteen (PTM) raises concerns for Pashtun rights ahead of Islamabad rally

Manzoor Pashteen's special message
Manzoor Pashteen PTM Chief (Photo - News Intervention)

In a recent statement issued by the leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), Manzoor Pashteen, it has been announced that all caravans traveling to Islamabad for the upcoming rally have been halted in various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The statement raises concerns about the Pakistani state’s refusal to grant a voice to Pashtuns and other oppressed communities seeking protection for their rights.

The statement underscores concerns that the Pakistani state does not permit Pashtuns and other oppressed communities to raise their voices for protection of their rights.

The question raised in the statement is whether this denial of voices represents a form of modern-day slavery. It affirms that they are prepared to make all sorts of sacrifices for the sake of the oppressed and subjugated people caught in the bloodshed of dollar-driven wars.

No matter where these caravans are, the message is to strive forward instead of being deterred by arrests. The statement expresses confidence that, God willing, they will succeed in their efforts.

“Our struggle will continue. We have given the message for all caravans to gather at Tarnol Chowk,” Pashteen stated. He indicated that PTM activists will attempt to enter Islamabad from Tarnol in the form of a rally.

As events unfold, the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s determination remains resolute, promising to stand firm for the rights and protection of the marginalized people it represents.

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