‘Blacklisted’ PTM leaders stopped from leaving country


ISLAMABAD, Mar 08 (DNA): Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has stopped‘blacklisted’ Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leaders Mohsin Dawar andAli Wazir to leave for Kabul.The action was taken by FIA officials at Islamabad InternationalAirlines where the PTM leaders, Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, were readyto depart for Afghanistan’s capital Kabul through a foreign airlineflight, RQ-928.Dawar and Wazir have been offloaded from the flight due to the inclusionof their names in the blacklist and exit control list (ECL). Sourcessaid that the leaders engaged in a verbal fight with the FIA staffmembers at the airport.

It is pertinent to mention here that the PTM leader and a Member of

National Assembly (MNA) Ali Wazir had been accused of delivering hate

speech and desecration of Pakistani flag in a case registered by the

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police on March 3.

The case has been registered on the complaint of Charsadda SHO.

MNA Ali Wazir involved in the desecration of Pakistani flag, hate speech

and provoked people against the national institutions in his speech at a

public gathering, the First Information Report (FIR) reads.

Section 120, 121 and 153 of the constitution has been included in FIR

registered by SHO Charsadda police.

It may be noted that Ali along with nine others had earlier booked in an

attack on an army check post in North Waziristan last month. The group

of attackers was led by PTM leaders and MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali. A

video of Ali Wazir provoking protesters to attack the check post also

emerged. DNA