Leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), Pashtun policemen of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the common Pashtuns are openly calling the Peshawar bomb blast as a trick of the Pakistani intelligence agencies. The explosion that killed over 90 people, including a large number of policemen were Pashtuns by nationality.
A large number of KP policemen along with the public protested against the Pakistan-sponsored suicide terrorist attack and raised slogans saying “we know who is behind these unknown attacks”; “the ISI was directly involved”. As a reaction the Pak Army controlled government issued an order to line officers, platoon commanders, editors, staff, outposts, guards that “no official should participate in social media or any other kind of protest in view of the recent terrorism, if any employee is involved in it [protest] he will be dismissed from the job. Be aware!”. Two dozen Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police officers have already paid the price of protesting against the Pakistani regime in tandem with people demanding justice. They have become victims of collective punishment by state forces.
Manzoor Pashteen, founder of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), has been quite vocal in pointing out the direct involvement of Pakistan Army in Peshawar blast and similar attacks against Pashtuns in the past. “The policy of terror is yours [Pak Army], you give training and then you reorganize by bringing them through discussions and search the people’s houses and in the name of destruction destroy the common people,” Manzoor Pashteen wrote in his tweet. He further said that “If the Pakistani media discriminates against us by not giving us coverage on the request of the generals, then of course, it should not discriminate against the entire Pashtun nation. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police protest today was not covered by the Pakistani media even though they raised slogans of peace”.
Manzoor Pashteen squarely blamed the Pak Army for Peshawar bomb blasts and warned the Paki regime saying “that it seems to me that you are going to lose now, this will be your last game on this land. I repeat my words to those who make war policies. This may be your last game on our soil, this time you are going to lose”.
It should be noted that Pashtun government employees who raise their voice against ISI and journals are immediately killed by ISI. Police officer Khurshid was martyred by unknown persons in Tapi, North Waziristan. Between the forts and check posts, unknown persons have carried out more than 500 target killings in the last few years.
Today, after the Friday prayers, the people protested in other areas including Peshawar and made it clear that the Pashtuns are united against the killing of the nation and now they will not be involved in any more manoeuvres of the Pakistan Army.