On the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan,Members National Assembly Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir were granted one-time permission, to visit Kabul for Ashraf Ghani’s oath-taking ceremony, after they were stopped for being on Exit Control List.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan retweeted a tweet by the Ministry of Interior that informed that both the MNAs were given one time permission by the ministry to travel to Afghanistan.
Earlier today Ministry of Interior, in a tweet, said Members of National Assembly (MNA) Mohisn Dawar was propagating misleading assertions regarding MNA Ali Wazir and his status on Exit Control List (ECL) to malign state institutions.
The ministry in its tweet informed that Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir’s names were on ECL since Kharqamar incident. “Both the parliamentarian did not apply for permission to travel to Afghanistan. MOI deals with ECL and if (they) applied would consider the request as per law,”
Earlier in January, Manzoor Pashteen, Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief arrested from Shaheen Town, Peshawar on Monday, Bol News reported.
As per details, Police also arrested nine other PTM workers identified as Muhammad Salam, Abdul Hameed, Idrees, Bilal, Mohib, Sajjadul Hassan, Aimal, Farooq and Muhammad Salman.
Tahkal police station official Shiraz Khan confirmed the arrest.
The police official said that the PTM chief is currently in Peshawar in police custody but will be shifted to Dera Ismail Khan where an FIR has been registered against him.
Police will present Pashteen before a judicial magistrate for his transitory remand, he added.
According to police, a case was registered against the PTM chief at the City police station in DI Khan on Jan 18 under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups), 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 124 (sedition), and 123-A (condemning the creation of the country and advocating the abolishment of its sovereignty) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Taking to Twitter, senior PTM leader and MNA Mohsin Dawar said:
“This is our punishment for demanding our rights in a peaceful and democratic manner. Manzoor’s arrest will only strengthen our resolve. We demand the immediate release of Manzoor Pashteen.”