PTM Leader Manzoor Pashteen Arrested In Peshawar
Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen has been arrested in Peshawar. According to PTM activists, the PTM founding leader was taken into custody in Peshawar on Sunday night.
Police officials have confirmed the arrest of PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen. Last week, Pashteen had demanded the formation of ‘qaumi jirga’ for negotiation over the on-going issues and grievances of the Pashtun community.
PTM workers and activists have taken to Twitter to condemn the arrest. MNA Mohsin Dawar has also posted a tweet condemning the development.
Last night Manzoor Pashteen was arrested in Tehkaal, Peshawar. This is our punishment for demanding our rights in a peaceful & democratic manner. But Manzoor's arrest will only strengthen our resolve. We demand the immediate release of Manzoor Pashteen.#ReleaseManzoorPashteen
— Mohsin Dawar (@mjdawar) January 27, 2020
#ReleaseManzoorPashteen , he is the leader of thousands of pashtuns who are making the mistake of claiming their constitutional human rights fearlessly in the face of brutal oppressors pic.twitter.com/NJO8Orjd9C
— meena gabeena (@gabeeno) January 27, 2020
Strongly condemn #ManzoorPashteen’s arrest. Instead of addressing grievances, the insecure security State continues to terrorise, threaten & abduct #Pashtuns who demand right to life, justice & accountability. #ReleaseManzoorPashteen #TruthCommission #PakhtunLaJwandoonGhwaRdu https://t.co/4xjjcSEWHo
— Bushra Gohar (@BushraGohar) January 27, 2020
I am shocked to know that PTM's leader @ManzorPashteen has been arrested last night. After the bail of @Aliwazirna50 & @mjdawar they were organizing PTM again in full zeal. His arrest is the most cowardice act of the state authorities. #ReleaseManzoorPashteen
— Gulalai_Ismail (@Gulalai_Ismail) January 27, 2020