Thousands protest against terrorism in South Waziristan
They have: Thousands of people in Wana, South Waziristan, took to the streets on Friday against the recent wave of terrorism and demanded the immediate restoration of peace in the region, media reported.
The protest comes as terrorism rears its head in the country again, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, Dawn reported.
Pakistan has seen a rise in terror attacks across the country, believed to have been planned and directed by outlawed leaders of Afghanistan-based in Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), reported Alba.
The TTP, which has ideological ties to the Afghan Taliban, carried out more than 100 attacks last year, most of which occurred after August, when the group’s peace talks with the Pakistani government began to falter.
Yesterday, security forces killed 11 militants, including a key commander from the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, in a raid in South Waziristan. Separately, two separate attacks on police in Lakki Marwat and Dera Ismail Khan left five officers injured.
As terrorism rears its head, residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have taken to the streets, demanding that the government do more.
On Thursday, thousands of people demonstrated for peace in the Bajaur district.
On Friday in Wana, people from all walks of life, including political workers, social activists, shopkeepers and youth, attended the organized peace march.
Holding white flags and banners, the participants chanted slogans for peace and against the new wave of terrorism in the region, particularly in the tribal districts, Dawn reported.
Leaders of the PPP, PTM, LMP-N Y AWP He went to the demonstration.
They said that the government was responsible for establishing security in the region, stating that terrorism was not acceptable at any price.
Speakers noted that there was an increase in attacks against security personnel in Wana, while ordinary citizens were kidnapped for extortion.
They complained that the government had failed to control the situation and warned that protests in the area would continue until a police force was formed to remove both the “good and bad Taliban” from the area, Dawn reported.