Ali Wazir remanded in CTD custody for 8 days

PTM leader appears in Bannu court, Mohsin Dawar still at large

News Desk May 27, 2019
MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir. PHOTO: FILE

Parliamentarian Ali Wazir, who was arrested following a clash between Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) supporters and army troops in North Waziristan yesterday, was produced before an Anti-Terrorism Court in Bannu on Monday, sources said.

The court, the sources added, remanded the MNA in the custody of the Counter-Terrorism Department for eight days.

He was shifted to Peshawar for interrogation as a first information report (FIR) has been lodged against the PTM leader.

Seven other individuals, including Mohsin Dawar, who is still at large, have also been nominated in the police report.

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Three people were killed with 15 others, including soldiers sustaining injuries in crossfire in the Boyya area at the Kharqamar checkpoint.

According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations, the group was led by Dawar and Wazir.

"A group led by Mohsin Javed [Dawar] and Ali Wazir assaulted Kharqamar check post, Boyya, North Waziristan tribal district...they wanted to exert pressure for release of suspected terrorists’ facilitator...," it said.

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