PAKISTAN All Pakistan Trade Union Federation « Release Ali Wazir, leader of PTM and member of Assembly, Immediately »

Statement

We, All Pakistan Trade Union Federation and its hundred thousands members, are against the act of ruling government of Tehreek-e-Insaaf, arresting the political leadership of different political parties and members of Parliament on the name of corruption and on the name of terrorism. 

APTUF strongly condemned the arrest of leader of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement Ali Wazir belongs to North Waziristan, struggling to protect the rights of Pashtun. Ali Wazir was arrested and he is in Jail, he is a leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). 

We support the struggle led by PTM, a civil rights movement demanding security and rights for Pakistan’s Pashtun minority. 

We APTUF asked government to immediately stop killing of Pashtun youth by the security forces, and support the call of PTM leaders said “We will launch a robust sit-in protest so that we can take major decisions because we can no longer tolerate these conditions on our soil.” 

We strongly condemned the majority of the more than 70,000 plus civilians killed in this violence were Pashtuns, while more than 6 million members of the ethnic group have endured displacement since the onset of conflict in 2003 

1. APTUF demand ruling government to immediately stop killing of PTM leaders, their youth. 

2. Release Ali Wazir immediately, he is in Bannu jail. 

3. Lift all false charges against Ali Wazir 

4. Start table talk with PTM and its leadership, and resolve Pashtuns issues and problems. 