Manzoor Pashteen, chief of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), was arrested from Tehkaal, Peshawar, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The official of the police station of Shaheen Town, Shiraz Ahmed, confirmed his arrest and said that he was arrested today early in the morning.
Police official says that PTM chief is being shifted to Dera Ismail Khan, where an FIR is filed against him.
On the other hand, senior PTM leader and Member of the National Assembly Mohsin Dawar said in a tweet on Twitter: “This is our punishment for demanding our rights peacefully and democratically.”
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
The capture of Manzoor Pashteen will strengthen our resolve. We demand the immediate release of Manzoor Pashteen.
It should be noted that the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement is a coalition that calls for the extermination of ex-tribal areas, as well as the elimination of extra-judicial killings, forced disappearances and illegal arrests, and demand true and reconciliation framework against those who do so.