Ali Wazir

BANNU— An anti-terrorism court in Bannu on Tuesday dismissed plea for extension in physical remand of MNA Ali Wazir, in a case pertaining to the recent clash between Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) and security forces that took place at North Waziristan on May 22.

MNA Ali Wazir was presented before the ATC amid strict security arrangements, where MOD (magistrate on duty) Judge Shoaib issued directives for his transfer to Peshawar Central Jail. Wazir’s medical check-up was also conducted at the District Headquarters (DHQ) hospital.

Following the ACT directives, Ali Wazir was transferred to Peshawar Central jail.

On May 27, Special ATC judge Babar Ali Khan had remanded the lawmaker to the custody of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) for eight days.

According to the court order, the investigating officer of the case had requested the court for 30-day physical remand of the lawmaker. However, the judge, after perusing the record, remanded Wazir to custody for eight days only.

Police had been directed to re-produce Wazir before the court on June 4 (today).

The MNA from South Waziristan was arrested following a clash between PTM workers and security forces in the North Waziristan on May 22.  In the clash, according to ISPR, more than three people were killed and five soldiers were injured. However, Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement leaders and locals claims that 22 people were killed in the security forces firing.

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