The PTM says the government and security officials should clear the tribal areas of landmines, prevent targeted attacks, stop harassing people at security checkpoints, bring all missing persons to justice, and stop extrajudicial killings in the tribal areas.
The movement is asking for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate all incidents of violence during the years of terrorism and insecurity.

In his speech to the gathering, the movement’s leader, Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen, called on the government to take effective measures to prevent targeted killings. He said the people will inform the government about the targeted attack and if the government does not take action, they should demand their rights through protests. Security and administrative officials in North Waziristan have repeatedly said they are committed to maintaining security and bringing those responsible for targeted attacks to justice.

The Pashteen made the remarks at a time when there have been 38 targeted attacks in North Waziristan this year and 50 in the previous year. Taking about talks with the government, he said some rounds of talks between the movement and the government had taken place but had not yet reached a conclusion. He said the demands in the talks were old that are to provide rights to the oppressed people of tribal districts and stop the war.

Addressing the gathering, the Pashteen called on the people to put an end to their tribal disputes and not stand against each other over land disputes but use unity to pave the way for security and development in the region. He added that the people of North Waziristan and other tribal districts must give all rights to women and stop depriving girls of education.

During his speech, the Pakistani military was accused of firing on a checkpoint in the incident, killing 15 people and wounding 15 others and demanding the government to bring the personnel and officers responsible for the attack to justice.

Manzoor claimed that there was a conspiracy to usurp the resources of the tribal areas, adding that not only men but also women in the area had a right to the raise for their rights and protect their area from looting at the hands of the Pakistani government. Pashteen called upon the government that unrest in the region should be stopped and he reiterated the PTM’s earlier demands that targeted killings be stopped and missing persons be brought to justice. Landmines in the area should be cleared and civilians should not be harassed after an attack on the security forces.

Another leader of the movement and North Waziristan and Member of Parliament, Mohsin Dawar, also addressed the Miramshah meeting and called on the government to ensure security in addition to preventing targeted attacks. He said insecurity in the tribal areas is on the rise and that the youth and elders of those areas needed to stand up and be vigilant so that they would not be used for foreign wars again.

Dawar expressed concern over the escalation of violence and conflict in Afghanistan, saying the Afghan conflict needed to be resolved politically. Dawar called on the participants to use non-violence and said that Pashtuns should not fight with each other and should not be part of anyone else’s war again.

Thousands of people gathered at the football stadium in front of the Pakistani market in Miramshah. For the security and order of the meeting, the volunteers of the PTM stood and the police were also deployed on the roads and streets outside. The administration had shut down internet and mobile phone networks in Miramshah during the rally.

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement announced a meeting in Miramshah in early November to raise its voice against the growing insecurity in Pashtun areas. Senior Politicians and former senators Afrasiab Khattak and Farhatullah Babar, Saeed Anwar Dawar, the leader of the North Waziristan branch of the movement, and Sana Ijaz, another leader of the movement, also addressed the meeting.