Pakistan Taliban backs violent protests by Imran Khan supporters against army

by Hamza AmirSarbkaf Mohmand, a commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has supported the violent protests by Imran Khan supporters. has been targeting military installations across the country,

In a statement, Sarbakf Mohmand, the self-styled shadow governor of Zhob province in Balochistan, called on Pakistani Taliban fighters and operatives to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) protests.

Mohmand expressed happiness over the “success” of the protesters in achieving their goals in the last two days. Pakistan witnessed violent protests after the dramatic arrest of Imran Khan in a corruption case.

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The protesters took their anger out on the army, torching the corps commander’s residence in Lahore and laying siege to the entrance of the army’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Roads leading to Peshawar Cantonment and the Corps Headquarters and Corps Commander’s house in Peshawar had to be sealed following violent protests.

Mohmand also urged the protesters to use more resources and power to “teach a lesson” to the military establishment.

However, the violent protests have ended after the release of Imran Khan by the Islamabad High Court. The former PM of Pakistan was granted protective bail in all the cases and could not be arrested till May 15.

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