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Pashtun activist claims Pakistan Army committing human rights violations
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Pashtun activist claims Pakistan Army committing human rights violations

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 May 2020, 12:40 pm

Islamabad: A Pashtun activist has accused the Pakistan Army of committing human rights violations in the country's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Arbab Sohrab Saadat Jabarkhail, who hails from Peshawar and now lives in London, told ANI: "Our houses are getting destroyed every day. Every day our women are getting brutally raped and tortured, which is not acceptable to us."

"We are not going to stop anymore. We are going to raise our voice. We are going to try for help as much as we can."The plight of Pashtuns of Pakistan runs deep and is rooted in a series of unfortunate historical events that have led to systematic discrimination of the ethnic group," he told the news agency.

Pashtuns have often claimed that they have been oppressed by the country's army.

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a movement for the rights of Pashtuns,  has claimed that military supported Pakistani Taliban or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorists.

Arbab Sohrab told ANI: "Taliban is a sad mentality, which is being created by the ISI (Pakistan's spy agecy Inter-Services Intelligence). Their mentality is naive, they do not know anything. They are being trained."

Incidentally, a Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader who was vocal about the rights of Pashtun people was killed by unidentified assailants outside his home in Wana, South Waziristan, in Pakistan