Pashteen sent on 7-day physical remand

December 08, 2023

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has sent Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen on a seven-day physical remand.

The counsel of the PTM leader protested and said Pashteen had the right to organise rallies, pointing out that his car had been fired upon in Balochistan and he was ‘kidnapped’ three days before being presented in the court.

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement chief Manzoor Pashteen addresses supporters on August 7, 2023. — Facebook/Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen

He contended that such circumstances did not warrant a physical remand.

Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain dismissed the objection raised by the counsel.

Last year, Pashteen had been booked on charges of treason and terrorism by the Punjab Police, following his anti-military speech at the Asma Jahangir Conference.