close
Thursday February 29, 2024

Manzoor Pashteen held in Chaman

By News Desk
December 05, 2023

CHMAN: The police on Monday arrested Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen in Balochistan’s Chaman area after his security guards allegedly clashed with the police and opened fire.

Security personnel from the police, Levies and the Frontier Corps (FC) were carrying out routine checking when armed men accompanying Pashteen refused to stop the vehicle and opened fire at the security forces, the deputy commissioner said. 

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

The official revealed that the forces retaliated and fired at the tyres of the PTM chief’s vehicle — who along with the armed men managed to flee the scene, Geo News reported.

A first information report (FIR) has been registered against Pashteen, he added. Meanwhile, the PTM in a statement, confirmed the incident saying that the party chief’s vehicle came under fire near Chaman Press Club while he was en route to Quetta after addressing a sit-in organised by the All Parties Tajir Mehnat Kash. According to a party spokesperson, eight bullets were fired at Pashteen’s vehicle with the incident injuring one woman — who is being treated in a hospital. The party chief, along with his entourage, returned to Chaman and surrendered before the authorities, the party spokesperson added.