PESHAWAR: The Member of National Assembly (MNA) and leader of Pakhtun Tahafuz Movement Mohsin Dawar has been arrested by the security forces allegedly for leading protesters to attack a check post in Khar Qamar area in North Waziristan on May 26.
Mohsin Dawar has been produced in Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Bannu on Thursday. The ATC judge, after hearing of the case, handed over Dawar to the Counter Terrorism Police Department (CTD) for eight days for further investigation.
According to government sources, Dawar has been shifted to Peshawar.
The security forces were looking for Mohsin Dawar’s arrest after the Khar Qamar tragedy. Sources have informed that Mohsin Dawar haS handed over himself to the security forces. After his arrest, the MNA was presented in Anti-Terrorism Court in Bannu. The investigation officer of CTD requested the court for 30 days police custody of the lawmaker. However, special ATC judge Babar Ali Khan after perusing the record remanded Dawar in police custody for eight days. The court directed the police to re-produce the MNA before the court on June 7.
The arrest of another Member National Assembly has been made amidst the political parties demanded from the speaker of National Assembly to issue production order of Ali Wazir, another MNA who has also been arrested in the same case.
The security forces have accused both the MNAs from North Waziristan – Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir – for luring the public to attack a check post. The authorities furthered that they have videos evidence available that a security check post was attacked and the two MNAs were present on the occasion.
On Sunday, security forces clashed with protesters of Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement in Khar Qamar area of Tehsil Data Khel in North Waziristan, leaving at least three people dead and scores wounded. On Monday, it was announced that a security man, identified as Gul Khan, succumbed to injuries in the hospital.