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One of the three main leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) is Mohsin Dawar, a lawyer and an adherent of the core Bacha Khan values of ... If it hurts me to see the proud Pashtuns stripped of every ounce of dignity, imagine how someone who has lost his home, his son, his livelihood and ...
Islamabad, Pakistan - Thousands of people have attended a rally in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore demanding basic rights for ethnic Pashtun ... Pashteen denied the claim on Sunday, saying the PTM was "not anti-Pakistan" and was only demanding constitutional rights for the Pashtuns, who make up ...

A new civil rights movement in Pakistan is galvanizing a rapidly growing following among the country's ethnic Pashtun minority by doing the nearly unthinkable: openly accusing the powerful and popular Pakistani military establishment of being "oppressors" who kill or whisk away Pashtuns by ... rights
Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen has emerged as the leader of a movement demanding security and rights for Pakistan's Pashtuns -- the second-largest ethnic group in the country. Since February, his organization, the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) or Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns, has ...
In a protest led by the Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement, thousands gathered in Peshawar, Pakistan, last Sunday to demand the release of missing persons and ... severe domestic costs, especially for Pakistani Pashtuns, straining its already-fraught relationships with both Pashtun-majority Afghanistan and the U.S.. protests
SWABI: Awami National Party provincial chief Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti claimed on Thursday that his was the only party which had been fighting for the rights of Pakhtuns. He was addressing a public meeting here at the government high school ground. The movement for the Pakhtuns' rights would continue ... protests

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan who is popular in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and particularly among the Pashtun population has extended his support for most of the demands voiced by the recently launched Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM). He termed the demands as ... protests
Now a secular movement, led by young activist Manzoor Pashteen, has struck a chord with thousands of Pashtuns, who say "enough is enough." The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns, PTM) blames both the Pakistani military and Islamists for the destruction in their ... protests
Now a secular movement, led by young activist Manzoor Pashteen, has struck a chord with thousands of Pashtuns, who say "enough is enough." The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns, PTM) blames both the Pakistani military and Islamists for the destruction in their ... protests
Da sanga azadi da, 'what kind of freedom is this!' is the electrifying melody, driving participants into passion akin to frenzy at the gatherings of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). Its rhymes give expression to their miseries: destroyed houses, dead, disappeared and frustrated loved ones, uprooted ... protests
By addressing the Pashtuns' grievances, Pakistan could let go out its outdated self-image as a monolithic state. ... The rally, orchestrated by the Pashtun Tahafuz [Protection] Movement (PTM), had massive nationwide participation, especially from KP and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
With this background, a tsunami of young Pakhtuns have risen up. No one had heard about the Mehsud Tahaffuz Movement (now the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement, or PTM) when it organised its long march to Islamabad. The organisers themselves probably did not expect the kind of response they got, with ...
LANDI KOTAL: The leaders of Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement have said that they have no anti-state agenda as all their demands are in accordance with the Constitution of the country ... They added that their struggle was meant to secure all the legal and constitutional rights for the terrorism-affected Pakhtuns.
The leaders and volunteers of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) have said that Pakhtuns were not terrorists and the Pakhtuns were the loyal citizens of Pakistan. The leaders and workers were addressing to a procession organized at Bacha Khan square of Landikotal bazar on Sunday under the ...
Addressing a rally at Bacha Khan Chowk at Landi Kotal at Khyber Agency on Sunday, the PTM leaders said that they were taking serious note of what they called a "venomous campaign" against the Pashtun community on media, by identifying them as "traitors and agents of the enemies of the country," The ...
A veterinary student from Pakistan's militancy-hit tribal areas, Manzoor Pashteen did not appear to be destined for the national stage. But the 26-year-old has become a rising celebrity as the leader of a new protest movement advocating for the rights of Pakistan's Pashtun minority. Pashteen's rise has seen ...
The hat has become something of a symbol: the design is now worn by those who support Pashteen's cause, to fight for the rights and protection of Pakistan's ethnic Pashtun citizens. His popularity has swelled to such an extent that some of his followers - as a gesture of respect - have taken to referring to ...

There were two things the British feared the most as a threat to their rule in India. The first was Russian invasion into Afghanistan waiting for an opportune moment to enter Northern India. The second was a united Pakhtun rebellion within British India with support from Afghanistan. In spite of all efforts made ...
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that all Pakistanis have equal rights per Constitution and no discriminatory policy is being adopted against anyone by the law enforcement agencies. He stated this while responding to a Calling Attention Notice regarding alleged humiliation of Pashtuns at ...
Lahore: Two days after Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders addressed a massive public gathering in Qilla Saifullah as part of their nation-wide movement against ... Leaders of PTM claim that in the past two decades, 32,000 Pashtuns have gone missing from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Leaders of a Pakhtun protest demanding equal rights for the ethnic community were booked in Balochistan's Killa Saifullah on Tuesday. The Killa Saifullah station house officer filed a first-information report against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders Manzoor Pashteen, Haji Hidayatullah, Ali Wazir, ...
For instance, last week, a group of Pashtun students held a sit-in outside the office of the vice-chancellor of the Punjab University Lahore, protesting ... Many Pakistani Pashtuns live in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the embattled area bordering Afghanistan that in recent years has endured ...
Anger among the Pashtuns living in Pakistan at the state's despicable treatment of them had been brewing for almost a decade-and-a-half. It finally spilled on to the streets when Naqibullah Mehsud, a young Pashtun man from South Waziristan, was killed extrajudicially on January 17 by a dirty cop named ...
The young Pashtuns are marching again. This time they are in Balochistan. Mainstream media has once again failed them. Whether the media blackout is a result of express advice by the state or a mode of self-censorship or linked to corporate imperatives, it is a matter of grave concern. A generation of ...
ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly will take up the issue of the alleged discrimination against and humiliation of Pashtuns at the hands of the law ... Pashtun leaders have been claiming that a negative image of the Pashtuns has been developed in the country, which has escalated the victimisation of the ...
Anger among the Pashtuns living in Pakistan at the state's despicable treatment of them had been brewing for almost a decade-and-a-half. It finally spilled on to the streets when Naqibullah Mehsud, a young Pashtun man from South Waziristan, was killed extrajudicially on January 13 by a police officer ...
The New York Times: To be young and Pashtun in Pakistan. ARAB NEWS PAKISTAN | Published — Saturday 10 March 2018. In this file photo, A protester holds a photograph of Mehsud during a protest in Karachi against his killing. (AFP) ...
Having a false notion of bravery and heroism about themselves, Pakhtuns are practically the most wretched people in today's world. Both politics and ... The ongoing developments, variously termed strikes, Pashtun Long March and national resistance, intend to put an end to this age of terror. In the whole ...
LAHORE: A number of Pashtun and Baloch students of Punjab University (PU) have been observing a sit-in outside the vice chancellor's office for the last couple of days, demanding the administration restore their fellows expelled recently. The students alleged the PU administration of victimising Pashtun ...
But my Pashtun ethnic origin, my being from Waziristan, would turn me into a target for racial profiling. The prejudice and suspicion against ethnic Pashtuns like me intensified after the tribal areas became the base for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, whose bombing campaign killed hundreds in Pakistan's ...
The march was unprecedented because it rejected Pashtun masculinity which has become the cultural economy of war in the region. In the ten-day long sit-in, the Pashtuns, who are otherwise known as 'primitive' and conservative, repeatedly shouted, 'Nar Pashtun, Batur Pashtun,' (who is) the manly and ...
LAHORE: An internally-displace labourer, Muhammad Din, frequently checks his mobile phone so that he doesn't miss his son's call. “It's been eight years since Din's teenage son went missing in the tribal areas,” says Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of Pashtun Tahafaz Movement, while sharing the ordeal of ...
While officials have been heralding their counterterrorism successes and praising the bravery of Pashtun residents of South Waziristan and the rest of the ... For decades, millions of Pashtuns in Fata and elsewhere have sought shelter in Karachi, the major cities of Punjab such as Rawalpindi and Lahore, ...
The long Pukhtun march was preceded by years of systemic neglect & abuse. The promises made during the elections in 2013 have been forgotten. You would think that officials would sit up and take note when the encounter-murder of a gorgeous young Pathan boy united us into coming out on the streets ...
Not surprisingly, when the "Taliban" controlled most of Afghanistan in the late 1990s, their government was composed of rural Pashtun religious figures. ... Although both presidents of Afghanistan since then have been ethnic Pashtuns, the main support for the government continues to be the non-Pashtun ethnic groups.
More than 6 million Pashtuns were displaced by fighting. Thousands are still unaccounted for. Pashtun laborers, traders, students, and professionals face harassment, stereotyping, and racial profiling across Pakistan. The January murder of one such Pashtun victim spurred our movement for reclaiming our ...
After years of tension and exclusion, it seems Pakistan's Pashtuns – the country's second-largest ethnic group – have had enough. In January, a large crowd began protesting after 27-year-old shopkeeper Naqibullah Mehsud was shot dead by a police officer in Karachi. The protesters marched from Khyber ...
The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) or Pashtun Protection Movement, is working with the families of those who have disappeared during more than 15 years of unrest in ... These regions are predominantly populated by ethnic Pashtuns, who comprise up to 20 percent of the country's population.
A grassroots movement, devoid of the routine prescription of party cronyism or institutional politicism, the procession of the Pashtun community amalgamated in mourning and protested the oppression of the Pashtun community in the wake of Naqeeb Ullahs extrajudicial murder. Pashtuns have borne the ...
Bacha Khan's background as a Muslim and a Pashtun made his non-violent struggle appear unique. In a way, he was able to change the common discourse that Pashtuns are short-tempered people. Bacha Khan famously proclaimed that “we would have fared ill if we had not learnt the lessons of ...
Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad for the past week. The protests were initially sparked by the extra-judicial killing of Pashtun shopkeeper Naqeebullah Mehsud, ...
Mehsud's death mobilized thousands of Pashtun protesters to march from Dera Ismail Khan district in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the capital, Islamabad, about 400 kilometers to the northwest. In Islamabad, the Pashtuns held a 10-day peaceful protest against militancy and extrajudicial ...
It has been over a week since thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from Pakistan's tribal areas marched toward the country's federal capital. Since then, they have been observing a sit-in protest, braving not only the cold weather, particularly during the night, but also the colder response from Pakistan's 24/7 Urdu ...
The 27-year-old's killing, in what appears to have been a staged gun battle, has prompted a protest movement led by young Pashtuns from the tribal areas ... “Certainly, this kind of organized struggle for Pashtun rights, reforms and resources has not been seen in years and years,” said Rahimullah Yusufzai, ...
Members of the Pashtun community in Pakistan have staged a series of protests against extrajudicial arrests and killings of members of the ethnic minority ... If the state can address the grievances of Pashtuns, who have experienced violence and injustice, and yet have protested peacefully, it will set a new ...
... capital of Sindh province. The rally also called on authorities and the army to clear mines planted in their areas during their operations there. Updated Date: Apr 08, 2018 20:55 PM. Tags : #Karachi #Movement For Protection Of Pashtuns Group #Naqeebullah Mehsud #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Pashtun # ...
There was no big national media house owned by anyone from the region to spotlight the plight of Pashtuns. “This vacuum is now being filled by committed and competent journalists in the region and movements like the PTM who seem to give voice to the muted turbulence of Pashtun spirit,” Babar ...
"My husband was picked up by the military four years ago," cried Bibi from the stage, addressing the tens of thousands of Pakistan's Pashtun minority who gathered in the northwestern city of Peshawar on April 8 to demand an end to alleged forced disappearances and harassment by authorities. "We don't ...
Pakhtuns are talking and Pakistan must listen. They are talking the language of peaceful protest, the most beautiful language human civilisation has invented. In order to make sense of these protests, it is important to understand the medium, the message and the messenger. It is equally important to put the ...
LAHORE: Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PSM), on Tuesday, lamented the racial profiling of Pashtuns by the state authorities and said the blatant profiling has escalated the victimisation of the community. Pashteen was speaking at an event organised by the Pashtun students ...


 

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