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EFSAS comments on Manzoor Pashteen's arrest by Pakistani spy agencies


Founded in 2014 by Pashteen and his group of young activists, the PTM advocates for the rights of ethnic Pashtuns who have been affected by the numerous conflicts and wars launched by the Pakistani military on their traditional lands. It has since emerged as a powerful socio-political force in the Pashtun belt of western Pakistan, as it successfully tapped into the public’s existing sense of alienation and lack of trust in Pakistan’s government and military.