Pakistan’s Pashtun Tahafuz Movement PTM has rejected allegations it has been receiving funds from Afghanistan’s and India’s intelligence agencies to destabilize the country. In turn, the PTM chief, Manzoor Pashteen, is blaming the military of maligning his movement to cover up its own alleged wrongdoings in the name of fighting terrorism.
In a telephone interview with VOA, Pashteen alleged that Pakistan’s military has been trying to sow confusion about PTM.
“These are baseless accusations that we receive funding from foreign intelligence agencies. They cannot produce a single evidence,” Pashteen said. “There is an English saying that if you cannot convince them, confuse them. That’s exactly what the military has been doing against us.”