Maryam Nawaz's support for anti state PTM leaders raises serious eye brows

Maryam Nawaz's support for anti state PTM leaders raises serious eye brows

*LONDON: Maryam Nawaz Sharif demanded the law enforcement agencies to release the arrested Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement leaders*, who have been alleged by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to be carrying out anti state agenda.

Punjab Police arrested PTM leaders Ali Wazir, Bilawal Mandokhel, Muzammil and Ismat Shaagen jahan ahead of their rally in Lahore.

They had reached Lahore for a rally scheduled on Sunday.

“Our Pashtun brothers should be released and they should be allowed to stage their protests,” Maryam tweeted.

پشتون بھائیوں کو فوری رہا کیا جانا چاہیے اور جلسہ کی اجازت دی جانی چاہیے۔ یہ ملک اتنا ہی ان کا ہے جتنا ہم سب کا۔

Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) April 21, 2018 <link>

ظلم و زیادتی کے خلاف اٹھنے والی آوازوں کو زبردستی دبانے کی کوشش نہ کبھی کامیاب ہوئی ہے نہ ہو گی۔ وجوہات کا سدِباب کیا جائے۔ link

Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) April 21, 2018 <link>

The administration has refused to grant permission to Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement for its public gathering at Lahore’s Mochi Gate on Sunday.

The PTM’s request for holding a rally in Lahore on April 22 was rejected due to “prevailing security circumstances”.

Ali Wazir, a member of PTM, in a statement appealed the people of Lahore to gather at Mochi Gate to learn about the ordeal Pashtuns were going through in war-hit areas.

“We want to give details that don’t reach you due to media censorship,” the PTM member said.

Various civil rights groups, including Lahore Left Front, Joint Action Committee and Women Action Forum, have announced support for PTM’s event.

“We have informed the police that come what may we will hold Jalsa at Mochi Gate,” a member of Left Front said.