Pakistan Security Personal have indiscriminately shot at PTM Movement protesters
By Assad Sharifi
Pashtun Tahafuz Movement has confirmed that over 40 of its workers have been wounded by Pakistani Armed Forces. Local reports confirmed the wounded have been taken to Miranshah Hospital. Ali Wazir, a prominent PTM activist has been arrested.
PTM official twitter account stated,
“Local reports confirm the firing incident in North Waziristan. Other unconfirmed reports suggest 40+ injured participants of the PTM sit-in were taken to Miranshah hospital.Ali Wazir has been arrested. Mohsin Dawar reported safe but not confirmed.”
Sana Ejaz, a journalist and prominent PTM member and activist twitted,
“Security personnel opened fire on peaceful protesters in North Waziristan including Mohsin Dawar & Ali Wazir, who are thankfully safe. @Aliwazirna50& Dr Gul Alam have been arrested & over 40 workers have been injueed and shifted to Miran shah& Bannu hospitals.”
This is the first time that PTM leadership have come under attack. PTM is a peaceful movement who demands equal rights from Pakistani state.