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Ban On Public Gatherings And Rallies: Section 144 Imposed In South Waziristan

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The district administration has banned public gatherings, rallies, and processions for a month to main law and order situation in the South Waziristan region, Express News reported.

Deputy Commissioner South Waziristan Nauman Afzal Afridi issued a notification imposing Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The administration also placed a ban on the tinted glass on vehicles, carrying or displaying all sorts of weapons and ammunition, and delivering provocative and objectionable speeches.

The move comes following tensions in North Waziristan after a clash occurred between security officials and protesters led by lawmakers Mohsin Javed Dawar and Ali Wazir at the Khar Kamar check post in Boya.

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers on Sunday clashed with security forces in North Waziristan leaving several injured, according to reports.

The security forces opened fire at a peaceful PTM rally that included National Assembly members Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, the party’s sources state, adding that both MNAs managed to leave the scene without incurring any injuries.

However, the security forces stated that the PTM workers attacked a check post forcing the forces to arrest them in retaliation.

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