October 21, 2021

ATC frames charges against MNA Ali Wazir

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ATC frames charges against MNA Ali Wazir

KARACHI Sep 20,2021- Karachi anti-terrorism court framed charges against member National Assembly Ali Wazir here on Monday.  He refuted the health charges and said he will defend the case.

Assembly member Ali Wazir is charged for using provocative language against state institutions..

The court indicted Ali Wazir but Ali Wazir denied the charge. The court summoned the witnesses of the case for the next hearing.

The court adjourned further hearing till October 2.

Two cases have been registered against Ali Wazir in Shah Latif and Sohrab Goth police stations.

Ali Wazir was arrested in Peshawar in the third week of December on charges of hate speech, criminal conspiracy, etc while addressing a rally in Karachi on Dec 6.

In June 2021, The Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed on Tuesday the bail application of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader and MNA Ali Wazir. a division bench of the SHC, headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh, dismissed the bail application.

Earlier in February, an anti-terrorism court, conducting the trial of Wazir and others, had dismissed the bail application of the PTM leader.

The trial court in its order had observed, “No doubt, the Urdu transcript made by director Pashto academy, University of Peshawar, of such speeches were tentatively accessed by this court and found the contents, which prima facie connect to incite hatred and attempt to excite disaffection towards the state institutions like Pakistan Army, Rangers and Police and also found therein the contents regarding the association of accused Ali Wazir with Afghanistan.”