MNA Ali Wazir arrested from Peshawar

By: News Desk      Published: 06:40 PM, 16 Dec, 2020
MNA Ali Wazir arrested from Peshawar

Peshawar Police Wednesday arrested Member National Assembly MNA Ali Wazir and took him to MPA hostel, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The TV channel quoting its sources said the police have arrested Ali Wazir over his controversial statements in public rallies.

Sources maintained Ali Wazir is accused of controversial speeches given in Miran Shah public gathering held by Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM).

The TV channel quoting its sources said Ali Wazir was arrested near MPA hostel. Ali Wazir went to participate in a ceremony in memory of Army Public School martyrs, the TV channel reported.  

Member National Assembly NA-48-North Waziristan Mohsin Dawar said: “PTM Strongly condemn the arrest of Ali Wazir and will give an appropriate response. It's infuriating that Ali was arrested for commemorating the APS massacre, while Taliban are getting a red carpet in Islamabad. Where is the anger? Why this silent shamelessness.”

Who is Ali Wazir?

In 2018, Ali Wazir became one of the leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) which emerged after the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud. He was elected to the National Assembly as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-50 (Tribal Area-XI) in the 2018 general election receiving 23,530 votes and defeating an independent candidate, Syed Tariq Gailani.

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly as an independent candidate from constituency NA-41 (Tribal Area-VI) in 2013 general election but was unsuccessful. He received 7,641 votes and lost the seat to Ghalib Khan.

Ali Wazir ran for the seat of the MNA as an independent candidate from constituency NA-41 (Tribal Area-VI) in 2008 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 3,294 votes and lost the seat to Abdul Maalik Wazir.

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