Pashtuns demand justice


PESHAWAR PROTESTERS CALL FOR END TO ‘FORCED DISAPPEARANCES’ IN A rare public challenge to Pakistan’s powerful armed forces, thousands of Pashtuns rallied last Sunday (8) in the northwestern city of Peshawar to call for an end to abuses by police and troops.   The crowd chanted anti-military slogans as speakers took to the stage demanding an end to forced “disappearances” and harassment by authorities.   “I salute the Pakistan army but if they are cruel I hate them,” said one female burqa-clad speaker to roars of applause.   Hundreds held posters or photographs of missing family members and friends, whom they say have been seized…

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