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PTM leader and MNA Ali Wazir released from Central Jail Karachi

He was arrested from Peshawar in December 2020 and was shifted to Karachi.

Member of the National Assembly (MNA) and leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Ali Wazir was released from the Central Jail Karachi on Tuesday.

The PTM leader was behind bars for over two years for allegedly delivering provocative speeches inciting hate against the state institutions.

He was arrested from Peshawar in December 2020 and was shifted to Karachi.

Hundreds of supporters of PTM gathered outside the Central Jail Karachi and cheered Ali Wazir’s release.

Four cases have been registered against Ali Wazir in different police stations in Karachi. He was charged with different counts, including sedition and rioting.

Out of the four cases, Wazir has been acquitted in one case and has secured bail in the rest of the three cases, confirmed his counsel Qadir Khan.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a total of 14 cases were registered against the PTM leader. The Peshawar High Court barred the police from arresting the MNA in 11 cases, while he was granted bail in three cases, said Qadir Khan.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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