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PTM leaders responsible for murder of Khaisor whistleblower, brother alleges

–Report on Khaisor incident accuses Manzoor Pashteen, Ali Wazir, Mohsin Dawar of targeted attack on Malik Matorkay

Brother of Malik Matorkay has held top leaders of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) responsible for his sibling’s murder on Sunday in Khaisor village of North Waziristan Agency.

Matorkay was the maternal uncle of Shariatullah — a man who abducted a Marri Petroleum Company Ltd employee — and had given the statement that security personnel had not harassed Shariatullah’s family as was being portrayed by the PTM, claiming that he was present at the time of the raid.

According to a report on the Khaisor incident which was compiled by North Waziristan deputy commissioner, PTM leaders Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and three others have been accused of murdering Matorkay. Tehsildar Mir Ali had submitted his report to the deputy commissioner.

The assistant commissioner has also attached a statement of Parkhay Khan, the brother of slain tribesman, with the report.

Parkhay said that a video of Hayat Khan’s misstatement went viral on social media two to three weeks ago. He said that his brother had rejected the recorded statement of Hayat Khan on the Khaisor incident.

He said that the PTM along with a jirga in Dera Ismail Khan tried to bulldoze their houses but failed to do so; however, they threatened Matorkay of serious consequences.

Parkhay further stated that two armed assailants riding a motorcycle opened fire at him in Lakki Marwat on February 9 but he survived the assassination attempt after which his brother was killed in a targeted attack on February 10.

Funeral prayers offered: 

Funeral prayers of Malik Matorkay, who was martyred on Sunday at his house, were offered at Bichi, North Wazirstan district on Monday.

No PTM figures or political leadership of PTM attended the funeral.

On the other hand, MNA Mohsin Dawar has condemned the killing of Matorkay. “Another condemnable act which once again questions the large scale military presence in Waziristan. The timing of the killings make it more suspicious. The matter needs to be investigated,” he tweeted.

KHAISOR INCIDENT:

Matorkay was the uncle of Hayat Khan – the 13-year-old boy who was reportedly persuaded by PTM activist Noorul Islam Dawar to give a video message against security forces for adopting unfair means in their search for his elder brother Shariatullah.

In an interview with foreign media, Jalat Khan, father of Shariatullah, confirmed that his son was a terrorist.

Shariatullah is said to have abducted and burnt four MPCL employees and a Frontier Corps soldier on October 23, 2018.

Another employee, Zahid Mehmood, was taken a hostage and kept by Shariatullah at his house in Khaisor with the help of his father Jalat and brother Irfan.

When security forces went to rescue Mehmood, Shariatullah managed to escape into the mountains with the abductee.

Hayat was persuaded to give a video statement against the security forces, sources said.

However, Matorkay denied any such incident, saying he was with security forces when they searched the house of his sister. Hayat’s mother and Matorkay’s sister inked an affidavit stating no such thing happened.



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