Abubakar Siddique

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Supporters of Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Protection Movement, hold pictures of their missing relatives as they listen to his speech during a gathering in Swat, Pakistan, on April 29. (Naveed Ali/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

A new movement demanding security for Pakistan’s ethnic Pashtun minority is calling for the country’s leaders to roll back destructive policies that have fomented domestic volatility, ruined neighboring Afghanistan and fueled the longest war in U.S. history.

Since February, tens of thousands of young grass-roots activists of the PTM — the Urdu initials for the Pashtun Protection Movement — have been campaigning to compel Pakistan’s powerful generals to undo the destructive policies of the past four decades.

The PTM essentially wants Islamabad to recognize the fundamental human rights of more than 30 million Pashtuns, who are the second-largest group among Pakistan’s population of more than 207 million.…  Seguir leyendo »