Manzoor Pashteen along with his colleagues Bilal Pakhtun, Idrees Pashteen, and Zohaib have been arrested by the Kohat police. Manzoor Pashteen was travelling to Waziristan to join Jani Khel sit-in at the time of his arrest.
Mohsin Dahwar, leader of PTM confirmed Manzoor’s arrest in a tweet and said “Utterly shameful how Manzoor Pashteen has been arrested to try and stop him from joining sit in underway in Jani Khel (Bannu). Dissent is not a crime. Demanding rights is not a crime. Demand his immediate release and of all of PTM’s activists.”
According to sources, PTM chief Manzoor Pashteen and other members of the PTM have been arrested by the Kohat police to prevent them from joining the ongoing sit-in in Jani Khel.
Social media activists have condemned the arrest of Manzoor Pashteen and demanded immediate release of the Pashtun rights leader.