Khyber News Reporter Covering PTM Protests ArrestedIn Bannu
Khyber News reporter and president National Press Club (NPC) Gohar Wazir has been arrested by security officials on Tuesday.
According to reports, Gohar was covering Tanchi Bazar protest of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). He was taken into custody by the law enforcement agencies.
Gohar has been shifted to an unnamed location.
The journalist had on Monday interviewed PTM MNA Mohsin Dawar and Chief of Waziristan Dr Gul Alam Wazir.
The journalist community has strongly condemned the arrest of Gohar Wazir and are demanding his immediate release.
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.
he district administration has banned public gatherings, rallies, and processions for a month to main law and order situation in the South Waziristan.
The writer is a Peshawar-based multimedia journalist and author. He can be reached at [email protected]
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