PTM vows to avoid using anti-state slogans after successful negotiations with jirga

PESHAWAR: The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and tribal leaders in a successful meeting on Tuesday has agreed to not use slogans against the state and its institutions, Newsone reported.


According to details, the negotiations between PTM leaders and tribal leaders were held at the residence of former tribal MNA Shahjee Gul at Hayatabad, Peshawar. Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and Abdullah Nangyal represented the PTM whereas, besides Shahjee Gul, Malik Khan Marjan Wazir, Shah Farman, Malik Waris Khan and Ajmal Wazir were prominent amongst the members of government jirga.

The Jirga assured release of all PTM workers and members arrested in Islamabad, Wana, South Waziristan and Mirali, North Waziristan.

PTM also called off the plan of demonstrations at different places on third day of Eid after being promised by Jirga that their workers will be released.

A new round of talks will be held on June 22 between the tribal elders and PTM to discuss further concerns.

On June 04, the army media wing spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor remarked that on the directives of Chief of Army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa no stern action was initiated against the Pashtun- Tahaffuz Movement in Wana.

While addressing an important press briefing, Asif Ghafoor informed media over the buildup of PTM movement and interactions between PTM’s activist and Pak-Army.

He said that following Islamabad Dharna(Stage In) by Pakhtuncommunity over the killing of Naqeebulah Meshsud, the army called upon their participants to hold talk. He further revealed that Manzoor Pashteen was one of the member who came along with delegation seeking Pak army to consider their demands.


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