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Three terrorism cases lodged against PTM leaders in Karachi

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: At least three First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered in different police stations of the seaside Pakistani metropolis of Karachi against leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), which is going to hold its first public gathering in Karachion Sunday.

The latest FIR was charged in Manghopir Police Station on Wednesday evening, it emerged on Thursday.  According to FIR, Number 165/2018, a copy of which is available with The Frontier Post, it has been registered on the complaint of Assistant Sub-Inspector Abdul Raheem Lashari, who is being posted in the same police station.

The FIR has been registered under 124A/125/500/505/149/148 of Pakistan Panel Code and 7/8/9 sections of the Anti Terrorism Act, according to police.

According to FIR, Ali Wazir Mehsud, a central leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) along other leaders held a corner meeting Sultanabad neighborhood of district west to do campaign for the Sunday, May 13 Public Gathering at Bagh-e-Jinnah.

According to FIR, Ali Wazir on the instruction of Manzoor Pashteen, head of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, spoke against Army, its generals, brigadiers and colonels.

Earlier, FIR was registered on May 6, 2018 in Shah Latif Town of district Malir by ASI Aslam Niazi. The police station, which took active part in killing Naqeeb Mehsud in fake encounter, has booked the PTM leaders in sections 149,140/505/500/153A/124A of Pakistan Penal Code and 6/7/9 of the Anti Terrorism Act.

The Third FIR has been lodged in Bin Qasim Police Station of the city on the application of Sub-Inspector Muhammad Rafiq Junejo, an official posted at same police station, under sections 500/149/143/505/153-A and 124-A of Pakistan Penal Code and sections 6 and 7 of the anti terrorism act.

The third FIR, which was lodged on May 9, 2018, has also alleged Mohsin Dawar, an ANP leader which distant himself from Awami National Party after its opposition of the PTM. This FIR has also leveled similar allegations against the PTM.

Meanwhile, the PTM after deliberating the request of ANP postponed its scheduled public gathering of May 12. The PTM has now applied for permission to hold a Public Gathering at Bagh-e-Jinnah on Next Sunday.

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