- Officers say PTM leaders on ECL for taking part in Swabi gathering
PESHAWAR: Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar, members of Nationwide Meeting (MNAs) from Waziristan and leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Motion (PTM), had been offloaded from a Dubai-bound flight on the Peshawar airport on Friday.
In response to particulars, the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) detained the 2 MPs on the Bacha Khan Worldwide Airport and instructed them that they had been being stopped from occurring their flight as a result of they had been wished in a case registered in Swabi. They had been additionally instructed that their names had been on the Exit Management Listing (ECL).
Safety officers requested the 2 lawmakers to depart their plane moments earlier than their flight was about to depart for Dubai, the place they’d been invited to participate in a Pashtun cultural occasion.
Again in August, each the lawmakers had taken half in a public gathering of the PTM in Swabi which had landed them in hassle. Each of them together with different PTM supporters and leaders had been charged with a number of offences, together with rioting and eradicating the nation’s flag from a constructing after a public assembly in Swabi.
“Such ways expose the state increasingly, and won’t deter us from our wrestle, however fairly strengthen it,” mentioned Mohsin Dawar talking on the airport the place he was detained alongside along with his colleague.
“They’ll’t maintain us away from our individuals for lengthy” he warned.
In the meantime, Ali Wazir indicated that this newest try and put obstacles of their approach was as a result of the PTM’s detractors had been now afraid of the energy that the motion was gaining.
“First they had been solely afraid of the PTM right here in Pakistan, now additionally they worry the PTM overseas now,” he mentioned after having been detained at Peshawar airport.
“The anticipated huge participation of Pashtuns from Europe, different nations and even Dubai may need scared them,” he mentioned speculating on why they’ve now been positioned on the ECL.