New Delhi: The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) has demanded the withdrawal of the ordinance banning protests in Balochistan.
To press for this demand and the release of its leaders, the PTM on Sunday launched a massive call for the release of PTM leader Ali Wazir, who is South Waziristan MP, under house arrest for 11 months on false charges and other detainees, in Quetta. Organized the meeting.
According to a post on social media, PTM is the voice of all the residents of the perimeter. This is a voice against colonialism. It demands peace that exists in metropolitan Pakistan. The PTM said it calls for the disappearance of the enforced and the abolition of the draconian laws.
The PTM Jalsa protest in Quetta was to end the growing criminalization of unnecessary checkpoints, intimidate and shut down the Chaman crossing, release all missing persons, abolish the emergency rule.
The PTM demanded the release of Mohib Wazir and Said Rasool, who were arrested on fabricated charges. Mohib Wazir and Said Rasool raised their voice against the brutal oppression and unnecessary checkpoints in Angoor Adda, South Waziristan.
Police raided the homes of PTM workers in Quetta. PTM is raising voice for the release of Ali Wazir, Hanif Pashteen, Owais Abdal and Idres Khattak. PTM will also raise voice for two missing students of Balochistan University.
The PTM is also raising its voice against the controversial criminal law ordinance passed by the Balochistan government yesterday, which makes protests a crime. The PTM will demand that such a controversial ordinance be withdrawn.
Mohsin Dawar, a member of the National Assembly from Waziristan, said in a recent tweet, “I have presented an adjournment motion in the National Assembly to discuss the very related issue of the forced disappearances of Haseeb Baloch and Sahel Baloch from Balochistan University. Baloch continues to go missing and Parliament needs to take notice.
Davar said the Prosecutor General Sindh was trying to adjourn the hearing, which would further delay the proceedings in the Ali Wazir case. It is shameful how the rule of law is being curtailed so mercilessly. Ali is in jail on false charges.
According to the report of Sama TV, Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Agha has promulgated the Balochistan Amendment Ordinance of Criminal Law, which provides for a jail term of up to six months for those who rally or protest on the streets in the province.
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