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The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been flexing its muscles for a long time in Balochistan now. Historically speaking the TTP has always operated in the tribal areas in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) especially along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area. But now, their presence in Balochistan has gained a strong foothold.
A 17 year old youth was killed due to firing by the FC Corps at the Pak-Afghan border town of Chaman, leading to even more protests by the already agitated public. The problem only quelled after a protest at Balochistan Assembly led to the filing of a FIR - albeit vague - against the FC personals.
Jun 18, 2020: Thousands of people have been holding a sit-in protest at the Chaman border since the last 10 days, demanding the government to re-open trade activities through the Pak-Afghan border, which has been closed since March 1 ...
During our visit, the Pakistani delegation was told by Kashmiris that Islamabad may not have helped the movement for rights, by supporting militancy and thereby bastardizing the freedom struggle in Kashmir. Yasin Malik accused Pakistan of ditching the Kashmir issue when it suited them to improve relations with India.