LAHORE - Punjab government has committed yet another blunder over poor supervision of series of events.
Punjab government has issued Muharram advertisement which allegedly depicts Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen as a symbol of sectarian violence.
The ad, being aired on television with regard to Muharram, shows Pashteen while warning people to avoid sectarian violence.
Afrasiab Khattak of Awami National Party (ANP) has criticsed the act and asked the govt to ‘formally & publicly apologise for running a home department TVC showing PTM leaders as terrorists’.
Reham Khan, ex wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has also took a jibe at the government for ‘this blatant use of government money by PTI in Punjab for racial profiling of Pushtuns & defaming human rights activists who are law abiding citizens.’
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police on Friday issued arrest warrants for Manzoor Pashteen, MNA Ali Wazir and six others.
A letter issued by a senior police official in Swabi and sent to political agents of North and South Waziristan declared Pashteen, Wazir, Dr Said Alam Masood, Fazal Advocate, Khan Zaman, Mohsin Dawood, Samad Khan and Noorul Salam proclaimed offenders and sought their arrest in connection with a case registered against them on August 28
According to the first information report (FIR), PTM workers held a gathering at cricket stadium in Swabi’s Shah Mansoor Town without required no-objection certificate from authorities concerned.