Pashtun leader Manzoor Pashteen pens letter to colleague, exposes torture

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PTM Chief Manzoor Pashteen with Abdul Samad Khan (Photo: X)

Manzoor Pashteen, who is incarcerated for more than two months is undergoing brutal and inhumane torture by the Paki police. PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen wrote in a letter that he was tortured in Jhelum prison before being handed over to the Attock Police, who arrested him and sent to Attock jail on January 27. He pens the letter to Abdul Samad Khan, his PTM colleague from the Attock Jail.

Clearly, before being handed over to Attock police, Manzoor was imprisoned in Jhelum prison under the controversial 3MPO act, charged up on by DC Chakwal. Manzoor Pashteen has been vocal about Pakistan Army’s nefarious intentions about the Pashtuns and for the policies that led to the persecution of Pashtuns.

Lahore HC on the arrest of Pashteen

It is worth mentioning here that in the hearing of Manzoor Pashteen’s arrest case, the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench reprimanded Chakwal DC over her reply to the reason for arresting Pashteen. DC Chakwal said that a pamphlet was recovered from Manzoor Pashteen, which posed a threat to law and order. Scorning the DC, court said, “Does peace and order deteriorate with pamphlets?” Later DC Chakwal told the court that Pashteen was freed from the jail on December 27 and that is not imprisoned on her orders anymore.

Interestingly, December 27, is the same day that Pashteen was arrested by Attock police after brutal torture. With due consideration, arresting a person for a pamphlet and that too under 3MPO is clearly not naivety of the Police but a well spun plot to keep Pashteen arrested. And the way he is continuously implicated in other cases one after other by arresting him from the gates of prison shows that its a big conspiracy to harass the PTM chief.

And without a doubt, to manage the police and execute this conspiracy requires an actor that has control over the entire law and order and establishment and that is Pakistan Army. Only Pakistan Army and its general have such a calibre and hold over the establishment.

This malicious foul play clearly shows that human rights and legal system is just a mockery in Pakistan. The only way an individual can survive under the authoritarian regime is to surrender their rights, silence their voice and follow the dictates of barbarian Pakistan Army.

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