Pashtun activist arrested for making anti-state speeches in Karachi

Alamzeb Mehsud arrested after appearing at a rally in the city on Sunday


Afp January 21, 2019
PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Authorities on Monday arrested a founding member of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) on terrorism charges and for making anti-state speeches.

Alamzeb Mehsud, who helped launch the PTM, was arrested in Karachi after appearing at a rally in the city on Sunday.

Mobile phone footage shared by the PTM appears to show Mehsud being rounded by up police.

Police on Sunday said they were filing complaints against Mehsud and a dozen other activists from the movement including its leader Manzoor Pashteen for making inflammatory speeches against the state at the demonstration.

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