Manzoor Pashtun, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), told in a protest against the killing of Irfanullah Afridi, a resident of Bara area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, that if the Irfanullah Afridi’s father and other leaders wanted him, the PTM would Extend this series of protests to other areas.
Protests against the killing of Irfanullah Afridi by police have been going on in Bara Bazaar since June 7.
Manzoor Pashtun, the leader of the Pashtun Salvation Movement, told protesters during a visit to Bara that “blood has been shed on Pashtun soil for a long time, but now is the time to stop it.”
Manzoor Pakhtun and his entourage Ali Wazir, a member of the National Assembly, were warmly welcomed in Bara Bazaar in Khyber.
Manzoor Pashtun said in his speech that the chanting against army had been stopped, but when he realized that justice was not being done to Irfanullah Afridi’s father, “then the PTM would take the issue in its own way.”
Officials at the Counter-Terrorism Department said a few days ago that Irfan had been killed in a confrontation with police. They said the four were armed and had opened fire on police.
Mohammad Rafiq, head of a committee set up by political parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, told that the government should accept the award requests, adding that the Guinean protests would continue indefinitely.
He expressed confidence that the series of protests would extend to Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Political parties, local leaders and human rights activists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have called for a halt to the killings. But Chirag Afridi, a spokesman for the Bara’s coalition of political parties, said they could no longer remain silent on such atrocities and would speak out against them.
“There have been many such cases in this place and the people of Bara are tired of enduring these atrocities. For the first time in the history of Bara, such a pearl is going on, and until then, Insha’Allah,” he added. “We will continue to protest until it is made clear whether Irfanullah Shaheed was really a terrorist or whether he was killed innocently.”
Protesters against the assassination of Irfanullah Afridi demanded that the government stop extrajudicial killings, disappearances and subsequent acts of terrorism.