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Wednesday May 25, 2022

Peshawar police arrest MNA Ali Wazir

Central City Police Office Peshawar Ali Amin Gandapur says that a case has been registered against Wazir in Karachi

By Web Desk
December 16, 2020
Member of National Assembly Ali Wazir. — The News/Files

Police have arrested Member of National Assembly, Ali Wazir, who hails from South Waziristan, Geo News reported Wednesday.

Responding to his arrest, Wazir said that he had no idea why the Law Enforcement Agency had arrested him. "I have received pre-arrest bail as well."

MNA Mohsin Dawar, speaking on the matter, said that Wazir had been arrested while he was exiting the Shuhada-e-APS Memorial Library.

Peshawar Police said that Wazir was transferred to East Cantt Police Station following his arrest.

Later, Central City Police Office Peshawar Ali Amin Gandapur said that a case has been registered against Wazir in Karachi.

"A team from Sindh police came to Peshawar and we assisted [them] in arresting Ali Wazir," he said, adding that after completing legal formalities, the MNA was handed over to Sindh police.

Police sources informed Geo News that a case has been registered against Ali Wazir in Karachi over "hate speech".

The case

A case has been registered against Ali Wazir, Manzoor Pashteen, and Mohsin Dawar at Karachi's Sohrab Goth police station on the government's complaint.

The case was registered on December 7 after Wazir and others had addressed a public rally held at Karachi's Sohrab Goth on December 6.

According to the FIR, the organisers of the rally did not get prior permission. "Speakers at the rally used hateful words against Pakistan Army, Rangers, and others."

A letter was written to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police for the arrest of Ali Wazir in the case, police officials said.