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Pakistan’s security establishment all out to undermine rightful Pashtuns’ rights movement

Bannu Protst

Crooked tribal chiefs of Mamandkhel tribe to hold “solidarity rally tomorrow Friday to undermine Pashtun Protection Movement BANNU: Soon after the Pashtun Protection Movement organized a protest demonstration in Bannu against the FIRs registered against the movement’s active members just for voicing their concerns against state terrorism and seeking constitutional rights, the tribal chiefs (Malakaan) of Mamandkhel tribe vowed they ...

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Manzoor Pashteen narrates in LUMS how did he start the Pashtun Protection Movement?

Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen

When the military operation was launched in Waziristan in 2003, its implications started telling its side effects. In 2005, the situation was if you had spoken against the Taliban your dead body would have been thrown away. And that too, beheaded. Your hands cut off. Your face defaced. Your ears severed. If someone used to dare speak against the military ...

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Thousands ‘disappear’ amid insurgency in Pakistan


An organization in Pakistan’s insurgency-wreaked regions says its preliminary lists have identified thousands of people who have disappeared over the past 15 years. 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 Pakistan’s northwestern Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, ...

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Pashtuns in Swat protest against the security forces of Pakistan, demand an end to human rights violations

Swat protest

SWAT-PASHTUNKHWA: Hundreds of Pashtun masses in Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa staged a big demonstration in Khwazakhela against the security forces of Pakistan, calling on Islamabad to quit its military installations and to put an end to the ongoing brutalities, inhuman treatment with residents on military check-posts and also to the human rights violations by the security forces in the ...

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Editorial: If Pakistan was made by Pashtuns’ forefathers, then what it would have been?

Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen

EDITORIAL: Pakistan, if, was made by our forefathers, the forefathers of Pashtuns, and if it was their dream, they wouldn’t have made such a Pakistan where their children are not safe, where their children are being bitten by terrorists coming out of snake pits and biting them. If Pakistan was made by Pashtuns’ forefathers, and if they would have kicked ...

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I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan, says Afghan President


KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday announced his support to the peaceful anti-terrorism and anti-extremism movement in Pakistan. On his social media account, the president wrote: “The civic movement aimed to build united front against extremism is historic and based on the principles of Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan’s philosophy of non-violence.” I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan. The ...

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Pashtun’s leaders support #PakhtunQamiJirga


The Chief of Awami National Party, Asfandyar Wali Khan and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party head, Mahmood Khan Achakzai openly announced their parties support to the Pashtun long march in Islamabad. Following the extra judicial killing of Naqeeb Mahsood on 13 January in a fake police encounter in Karachi—capital city of Sindh province, Pashtuns—across the board started peaceful protests across the ...

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Pashtun Spring in Islamabad demands an end to Pashtuns’ genocide

Pashtuns sit in

Pashtun Spring in Pakistan; ‘Pakistan’s security agencies conduct slow motion Pashtun genocide and sponsor terrorism in Afghanistan’. The Pashtun Long March has reached Islamabad and staged a sit-in in front of press club, wanting Justice for Naqeeb Mahsood, full stop to Pashtun genocide in Pakistan, human rights violations in FATA and Pakistan imposed terrorism and militarism, but it was totally ...

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Naqeebullah protest moves to Islamabad, demands end to ‘Pakhtun genocide’

A stage is set up in Islamabad during the protest demanding justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud.— Photo by Shakeel Qarar Hundreds of people from the tribal areas rallied in Islamabad on Thursday, demanding the arrest of suspended SP Rao Anwar who has been accused of killing 27-year-old aspiring model Naqeebullah Mehsud in a staged ‘encounter’ in Karachi. The protesters had gathered in ...

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The Pashtun Times condemns ban on Mashaal Radio transmissions by Pakistan

Mashaal Radio RFE RL

BANNU: Banning Radio Mashaal transmission in Pakistan is a blatant attack on free speech. The target audience of Mashaal Radio was the Pashtun belt, half of which doesn’t have access to internet, cable network. In the tribal belt the prime source of news dissemination was Mashaal, which was silenced the way they silenced Mashal Khan in Abdul Wali Khan University ...

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