Police arrested the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Gulalai Ismail on Monday from Peshawar in cases registered against her in Islamabad under the anti-terrorism act for delivering ‘anti-state’ speeches.
The PTM activist was arrested during a raid under the supervision of SHO Koral in Peshawar. The cases against PTM activist were registered in Shehzad town and Koral police stations for allegedly making anti-state speech and inciting Pashtuns against the government and armed forces.
Ismail purportedly incited law-abiding citizens to commit treason and violence, while addressing a protest demonstration against the brutal rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Islamabad
It was stated in the FIR that Gulalai Ismail delivered an anti-state and hate speech during a protest rally organized in Islamabad against murder and alleged rape of 10-year-old girl.
Earlier, Ismail’s name was blacklisted in connection with anti-state speeches case and all the airports across the country were informed in this regard.
Gulalai Ismail booked under terrorism act
In May, Islamabad police filed a case against the PTM leader Gulalai Ismail for allegedly defaming state institutions, creating unrest and inciting violence.
The first information report (FIR) lodged against the PTM leader mentions sections 500 (punishment for defamation), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups, etc) and 124-A (sedition) of the Pakistan Penal Code, as well as sections 6/7 of the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997.
According to the FIR, Ismail purportedly incited law-abiding citizens to commit treason and violence, while addressing a protest demonstration against the brutal rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Islamabad.
The FIR accuses Ismail of delivering hate speech, inciting ethnic sentiments against the state and Pakistan Army, and causing a sense of fear and terror among people.
PTM is an ethnic chauvinistic faction that, besides calling for the break up of the country, has openly joined Indian & Afghan proxies abroad to undermine Pakistan’s national integrity.
Gulalai – the Afghani Dalaal
Gulalai, has openly announced her affiliation with Afghanistan & denounced Pakistani nationalism.
She co-founded a non-governmental organization, Aware Girls, with sister Saba Ismail in 2002. The organization aims to strengthen the leadership skills of young people, especially women and girls, enabling them to act as agents of change for women empowerment and peacebuilding.
DG ISPR Presser
On April 29, the Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a press conference that some officials of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) were trying to mislead the people to provoke them against Pakistan and its institutions.