Umar Khattak, a Pashtun activist claimed that “Pakistan has kept hundreds of Pashtun girls in Lahore as sex slaves, kidnapped girls from SWAT and Waziristan”.
Talking about the atrocities, Khattak told ANI that “Pakistan Army bulldozed several of the houses, looted markets and raped women”.
“Pakistan has misled Pashtuns enough, now we won't be fooled. Pakistan wants to use the area for terror camps hence wants us to evict. We are forming a Pashtunistan liberation army, we will launch an armed struggle against Pakistan. This Pashtunistan liberation army will put an end to terror. We appeal to the global community to support us, said Khattak”.
According to UNHCR about 5 lakh people from the area have fled to Afghanistan to escape atrocites of Pak Army:Umar Khattak,Pashtun activist pic.twitter.com/Y5SHEdsxUj— ANI (@ANI_news) January 14, 2017
Making serious charges against Pakistan, Khattak claimed that “Pakistan is not a country, its a project of the western imperialists, destroyed identity of local ethnicities”.
Appealing to the International community to help the Pashtuns, Khattak added that “Pakistan can use nuclear weapons against us.Its a nuclear black market selling such weapons to rogue nations”.
Pashtuns are predominantly an ethnic group native to Afghanistan and North-Western Pakistan. They are an important community in Pakistan, which has the largest Pashtun population and constitute the second-largest ethnic group.