Court rejects plea to transfer Dawar, Wazir bail hearing

PESHAWAR: The PHCBA president, Abdul Latif Afridi has approached Anti Terrorism Court Bannu, seeking bail for Members National Assembly – Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar – on Thursday.

The application was filed by the President of Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA), Abdul Latif Afridi and other senior lawyers from Peshawar. Latif Afridi is also a senior leader of the Awami National Party (ANP). Other lawyers, who have joined hands with Latif Afridi, are Pir Hameed Ullah Shah Advocate, Sangeen Khan Advocate and Tariq Afghan advocate.

The team of lawyers has submitted an application in Bannu Anti-terrorism Court for the bail of both the Member of National Assembly from North Waziristan, who has been sent to Peshawar central jail by ATC court. Both the leaders were arrested after the tragic incident of Khar Kamar in North Waziristan when the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) protestors clashed with the security forces on a check post in Data Khel Tehsil.

After the incident, the security forces have declared Ali Wazir Mohsin Dawar responsible for the attack and were arrested under the Anti- Terrorism law of the country. Both the leaders were presented before the ATC court in Bannu. The court on the first hearing has remanded them into police custody for 8 days. After the expiry of remand, the police have against sought another remanded however the court has sent them both to prison.

The Peshawar High Court Bar association has earlier demanded the security forces to release both the elected representatives, before Eidul Fitr. The political leadership of the country, especially, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has written the speaker of the national assembly for their production order, but the speaker has said that it is not under his authority to issue such order for Ali And Mohsin.

The Anti- Terrorism court will hear the bail application on June 17.