KARACHI: Police have formally arrested incarcerated Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader and MNA Ali Wazir in another case.

MNA Wazir is languishing in Karachi central prison since Dec 31, 2020 after he was arrested for alleged hate speech against state institutions in the metropolis.

The lawmaker has so far been granted bail in two of the cases, one from the Sindh High Court, and another from the Supreme Court on Nov 30, 2021, but he has been booked by Karachi police in another case.

The investigating officer informed the judge of the Anti-Terrorism Court-XII that MNA Wazir was arrested for allegedly delivering speeches against state institutes along with MNA Mohsin Dawar and others at a meeting held in an apartment within the jurisdiction of the Boat Basin police station in 2018.

Meanwhile, the ATC-II judge reserved the order till June 23 on the bail application of MNA Wazir in another case.

Published in Dawn, June 5th, 2022

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