PESHAWAR: The Member of National Assembly Ali Wazir has been produced in Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Bannu on Monday. The ATC judge, after hearing of the case, handed over Wazir to the Counter Terrorism Police Department (CTD) for eight days for further investigation.
According to government sources, Wazir has been shifted to Peshawar.
On the other hand, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has condemned the North Waziristan incident and asked the government to immediately release the lawmaker, Ali Wazir and other ‘rights activists’ who were taken into custody by security forces. The HRCP also demanded a parliamentary commission to probe the incident and establish the truth.
The parliamentary leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) also demanded the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Interior Minister to explain to the house the actual situation. Asif said that the people of KP especially, people of Tribal districts have offered a lot of sacrifices for peacebuilding. Asif said that one of the members of National assembly, Ali Wazir has also been arrested therefore the matter must be taken seriously.
Leader of Pakistan People Party and former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf also expressed concerns over the North Waziristan tragedy. However, Ashraf said that his party was not given proper time to talk on this issue on the floor of the house.
The federal minister for communication during his address to the house accused both the MNAs from North Waziristan – Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir – for luring the public to attack a check post. The minister furthered that they have videos evidence available that a security check post was attacked and the two MNAs were present on the occasion.
On Sunday, security forces clashed with protesters of Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement in Khar Qamar area of Tehsil Data Khel in North Waziristan, leaving at least three people dead and scores wounded. On Monday, it was announced that a security man, identified as Gul Khan, succumbed to injuries in the hospital.