/Pashtuns defy Pakistan authorities with mass rally in Lahore

Pashtuns defy Pakistan authorities with mass rally in Lahore

In Pakistan, thousands of Pashtuns held a mass rally in Lahore on Sunday, chanting anti-military slogans.

The rally was held hours after officials in Lahore detained several PTM leaders late Saturday following raids on Punjab University and a hotel.

The rapidly growing Pashtun Protection Movement has rattled Pakistan’s powerful military since it burst onto the scene three months ago with a nationwide campaign against alleged abuses against ethnic Pashtuns by security forces.

The movement has drawn thousands of supporters, in one of the strongest challenges to Pakistan’s security establishment for years.

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