The attack on the leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz movement in Pakistan is drawing global criticism

The attack on the leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz movement in Pakistan is drawing global criticism

Prominent Baloch leader Sami Deen Baloch said that the attempt to kill Gilaman is strongly condemned.

Pashtun Tahfuz Movement (PTM) Gilaman Wazir
Pashtun Tahfuz Movement (PTM) leader Gilaman Wazir was attacked in Islamabad.

Quetta: A massive attack on Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Gilaman Wazir in Islamabad left him critically injured, drawing criticism from around the world. Prominent Baloch leader Sami Deen Baloch condemned the attack and called for the culprits to be punished.

In a post on X, Sami Deen Baloch said, “The attack on PTM leader and poet Gilaman Wazir in Islamabad is very sad. Gilaman's assassination attempt is strongly condemned. We request that the responsible persons be arrested and punished for a comprehensive investigation into this incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy and complete recovery.”

Earlier, the US chapter of PTM had issued a statement demanding that Gilaman Wazir be shifted from Pakistan to Germany for medical treatment as a very important step for his proper treatment and survival.

“PTM activist Gilaman Wazir is risking his life after the brutal attack in Islamabad. We urgently need to be shifted to Germany for serious medical treatment. @GermanyinPAK, we request you to expedite his visa process. His life depends on it,” PTM's US chapter posted on X.

Jessica Kroner, a human rights activist and consulting editor of Peace for Asia, a Geneva-based organization that researches human rights, gender and minority issues, also raised the same issue and called for Wazir's transfer to Germany, saying that “there are not enough medical facilities. In Pakistan to save his life.

In her post on 'X', she demanded that the Pakistani authorities provide an air ambulance for the critically injured human rights defender. “I am Jessica, a German citizen and I have been actively involved in the Pashtun defense movement in Pakistan for many years,” she said.

“One of our colleagues, Gelaman Wazir, a famous poet and revolutionary figure in the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM), is in Islamabad. He is seriously injured. Doctors have recommended that he be shifted to Germany as soon as possible, as the necessary medical facilities to treat his condition are not available here. We request the Government of Pakistan to immediately provide an air ambulance to take him to Germany for critical medical care. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter, as every minute counts in saving lives,” the post further reads.

Earlier, the abduction of Paytm founder, Manzoor Pashteen last year attracted international attention.

According to a report published by Al Jazeera, Pashteen was abducted by Pakistan's intelligence agencies a day after he was arrested for addressing a protest demanding free cross-border movement with neighboring Afghanistan. At that time, Pashteen was going to Turbat from the border town of Chaman in Balochistan province.

(with input from ANI)

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