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Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM)

Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes
February 14, 2020

Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes

By Daud Khattak
In the age of social media, labeling people traitors, infidels and foreign agents doesn’t necessarily inspire the self-censorship it once did.

What Next for the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement?
January 31, 2020

What Next for the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement?

By Umair Jamal
With its leaders arrested, where does the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement go from here?
Pakistan’s Crackdown on Pashtun Dissent Reflects Weakness, Not Strength
January 29, 2020

Pakistan’s Crackdown on Pashtun Dissent Reflects Weakness, Not Strength

By Farahnaz Ispahani
The inability of the Pakistani state to stomach Pashtun dissent reflects internal fragility.

Pakistan Arrests Human Rights Leader Who Criticized Army
January 27, 2020

Pakistan Arrests Human Rights Leader Who Criticized Army

By Associated Press
Pashtun Protection Movement head Manzoor Pashteen was arrested Monday, accused of making anti-government speeches and inciting violence.

The Return of the Pakistani Taliban
October 08, 2019

The Return of the Pakistani Taliban

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
After fading in the wake of 2014’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the TTP is poised for a resurgence.

Pakistan Declares War on Pashtun Nationalism
May 02, 2019

Pakistan Declares War on Pashtun Nationalism

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Pakistani military is trying to sound the death knell of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement.

Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM
February 13, 2019

Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM

By Hussain Nadim
Securitizing the movement has put the state in an impossible situation. It’s time to de-escalate.
Pakistan’s Pashtun Rights Movement Suffers First Casualty
February 05, 2019

Pakistan’s Pashtun Rights Movement Suffers First Casualty

By Daud Khattak
A year after the PTM took shape, one of its leaders has been killed and frustration is growing.

A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan
February 01, 2019

A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan

By Afrasiab Khattak
The February 2018 Islamabad sit-in gave birth to the most dynamic, active, and nonviolent youth political uprising Pakistan has seen.

Return From a Pakistan Dungeon
November 05, 2018

Return From a Pakistan Dungeon

By Shah Meer Baloch
Thousands of people have been “disappeared” in Pakistan. And for those who reappear, life is never the same.

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement Comes Under Militant Attack
June 05, 2018

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement Comes Under Militant Attack

By Daud Khattak
PTM supporters were attacked by the “good Taliban” in Wana, South Waziristan.
Pakistan’s Counterproductive Dismissal of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement
May 04, 2018

Pakistan’s Counterproductive Dismissal of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

By Daud Khattak
PTM’s criticism of the Pakistani military is furious, but their methods are constitutional and Islamabad would be better off listening.

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