PTM Gulalai Ismail manages to escape Pakistan, seek political asylum in leading country

PTM Gulalai Ismail manages to escape Pakistan, seek political asylum in leading country
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ISLAMABAD - PTM leader Gulalai Ismail manages to escape Pakistan, seek political asylum in United States.

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) Gulalai Ismail was wanted by law enforcement agencies for her alleged involvement in ‘anti-state activities.

However she has managed to escape Pakistan and has sought asylum in the United States after she managed to escape to New York last month, *New York Times* link reported on Thursday.

“She is now staying with her sister in Brooklyn and has applied for political asylum in the United States,” the report added.

Gulalai didn’t reveal how she escaped the country.

“I didn’t fly out of any airport,” she commented on her journey.

“I can’t tell you anymore,” she said in an interview this week. “My exit story will put many lives at risk.”

She has been accused of treason, though human rights defenders said that the allegations were bogus and that she was being targeted for highlighting abuses allegedly committed by Pakistani military.

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