MNA Mohsin Dawar Arrested: Media Reports
Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader and MNA Mohsin Dawar has been arrested, Express Tribune reported on Thursday.
Sources told Express News that the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement leader was arrested from North Waziristan.
The arrest comes days after the Kharqamar checkpost incident, in which three people were killed and 15 others injured as a checkpost in Boyya was attacked during a protest.
According to journalist Tahir Khan, Dawar voluntarily surrendered before a court in Bannu. “He took the action after the authorities reportedly admitted their mistake and apologized to affected people of firing incident at Khar Kamar in North Waziristan”.
Reports suggest @mjdawar has voluntarily surrendered before a court in Bannu, tribal elder Malik Nasrullah says. He took the action after the authorities reportedly admitted mistake and apologized to affected people of firing incident at Khar Kamar in N Waziristan.
— Tahir Khan (@taahir_khan) May 30, 2019
According to family members, a jirga was convened on the matter and the MNA was advised to surrender and defend himself in a court of law.
Dawar, who had received minor injuries during the Kharqamar incident, had fled the scene, while Ali Wazir was arrested and subsequently remanded into Counter-Terrorism Department custody.
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.