Pakistani Authorities issued arrest warrants against civil movement’s head Manzoor Pashteen and others on Friday
Authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan issued arrest warrants for the top leaders of PTM (Pashtun Tahafuz Movement), a civil rights movement in Pakistan.
A letter issued by a senior police official in Swabi town declared Manzoor Pashteen, Wazir, Dr Said Alam Masood, Fazal Advocate, Khan Zaman, Mohsin Dawood, Samad Khan and Noorul Salam as proclaimed offenders.
Police in Swabi confirmed it to the Pakistani media that SP Investigation wrote to the political agents of North and South Waziristan seeking arrest of the PTM leaders.
According to the FIR, PTM workers held a gathering at the cricket stadium in Swabi’s Shah Mansoor Town without required NOC from authorities. In the jalsa (demonstration), the PTM chief and others made contemptuous statements against state institutions.
The PTM, Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement, gained momentum following the extra-judicial murder of an aspiring model Naqeebullah Mehsud at the hands of a former SSP Rao Anwar.