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    Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

    Introduction to the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) or Pakhton Tahafuz movement emerged as a social  movement among the Pashtun community in Pakistan, predominantly in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Its origins trace back to May 2014, when eight students in Dera Ismail Khan founded the movement. Originally named the “Mahsud Tahafuz Movement,” it underwent a name change on February 1, 2018, to become the “Pashtun Tahafuz Movement. It advocates for the rights and freedoms of Pashtuns, emphasizing the need for accountability for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and other injustices that the community has long endured. Goals…