South Waziristan: Thousands protested in Wana against rising terrorism


South Waziristan Protest: Thousands of people in Wana took to the streets against the recent wave of terrorism on Friday.

According to the media reports, the protest of thousands of people comes in Wana, South Waziristan, as terrorism is again rearing its head in the country, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. They demanded the immediate restoration of peace in the region.

In Wana South Waziristan on Friday, people from all walks of life including political workers, social activists, traders, and youth attended the peace march organized. The participants hold white flags and placards and chanted slogans in favor of peace and against the fresh wave of terrorism in the region, particularly in the tribal districts.

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The leaders of different political parties including PPP, PTM, PML-N, and AWP addressed the rally. They said the government was responsible for establishing safety and security in the region, asserting that terrorism was not acceptable at any cost. There was an increase in attacks on security personnel in Wana, while ordinary citizens were being kidnapped for extortion, they noted.

The speaker complained that the government had failed to control the situation and warned that protests in the area would continue until a police force was constituted to eliminate both the good and bad Taliban from the area.

While talking to the media, the leader of the Awami National Party leader, Ayaz Wazir said no one was safe in Wana, from political leaders to traders, tribal leaders and contractors. He said that today thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand peace. We won’t sit quietly until the government guarantees peace,” he added.