Arrest warrants for Manzoor Pashteen, Ali Wazir issued



Authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have issued arrest warrants for Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PRM) Chief Manzoor Pashteen, MNA Ali Wazir, and six others.

A letter issued by a senior police official of Swabi district has declared Manzoor Pashteen, MNA Ali Wazir, Dr Said Alam Masood, Fazal Advocate, Khan Zaman Kakar, Mohsin Dawood, Samad Khan and Noorul Salam as Proclaimed Offenders (POs). The official has also requested PO to be arrested.

Police in Swabi confirmed to a leading newspaper that SP Investigation wrote to the political agents of North and South Waziristan seeking arrest of the PTM leaders.

According to the FIR, PTM workers held a gathering at a cricket stadium in Swabi’s Shah Mansoor Town without the required NOC from authorities.

In the rally, the PTM chief and others made contemptuous statements against state institutions.

The PTM, formerly Mehsud Tahafuz Movement, gained momentum following the extra-judicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi.  It sought capital punishment for the prime suspect in Naqeebullah murder case, former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, recovery of missing persons and removal of landmines in tribal areas.

A Jirga, formed by the KP apex committee and comprising tribal elders, is holding negotiations with the group to resolve their issues. News Desk