PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Bannu sent Member of National Assembly (MNA) Ali Wazir on remand for eight days on Monday a day after his arrest during a clash between Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers and army troops in North Waziristan.
After the hearing, the lawmaker was shifted to Peshawar for interrogation by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD).
A first information report (FIR) had already been lodged against the PTM leader, which also implicates MNA Mohsin Dawar and 7 other individuals.
The charges in the FIR have been framed under 7ATA (Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997), Pakistan Penal Code 302 (murder), 324 (attempt to murder), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 120b (criminal conspiracy), and 109 (abettment to an offence).
Earlier on Monday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and Governor Shah Farman visited North Waziristan to hold a meeting with tribal elders as well as civil and military officials.
The PTM, meanwhile, has called a protest in North Waziristan against Sunday’s incident.