Politics Rights battle: What’s brewing in Pakistan’s Pashtun-dominated territory? Updated : February 26, 2020 04:50 PM IST Formed by eight university students in Dera Ismail Khan, a city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in 2016, PTM fights for the rights of the ethnic Pashtuns. Holding the government and state institutions responsible for the crisis, Wazir said state policies have turned their habitat into war zones. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.