It is one year since the Khar Qamar massacre. On May 28, 2019, 14 people were killed and more than 24 wounded after gunfire erupted near a Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) protest against enforced disappearances in the northwestern Pakistani region of North Waziristan. Soldiers fired on unarmed protestors led by the two MNA’s of the region, Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar, near a checkpoint in the Khar Qamar area of North Waziristan.
The SAATH Forum, a group of Pakistani activists and dissidents, released a statement marking the first anniversary of this massacred and demanding an independent commission to investigate this killing of innocent civilians by Pakistan’s security forces.
The statement is below