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Plea seeking Dawar, Wazir’s disqualification filed in ECP

Plea seeking Dawar, Wazir’s disqualification filed in ECP
June 10, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A plea seeking disqualification Mohsin Javed Dawar and Ali Wazir was filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday. In the petition, the petitioner accused the lawmakers of betraying the mother nation. The petitioner also filed a stay application until the disqualification matter is decided. The plea demands that the ECP restrain Dawar and Wazir from attending their offices, public offices or NA meetings. The petition comes following tensions in North Waziristan after a clash occurred between security officials and protesters led by the lawmakers at the Khar Kamar check post in Boya. Wazir was arrested over charges of leading the May 26 attack while Dawar surrendered on May 30. Both lawmakers are currently in police custody. It is pertinent to mention here that Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir were elected members National Assembly from North Waziristan IX (NA-48) and South Waziristan II (NA-50) respectively. The legislators are also members of the Manzoor Pashteen-led Pashtoon Tahaffuz Movement (PTM).
Five soldiers injured by firing of PTM’s group: ISPR
Earlier, five army soldiers were injured in firing opened by a group of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) while attacking Khar Kamar check post, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday. According to the ISPR, a group led by MNA Mohsin Dawar and MNA Ali Wazir assaulted Kharqamar check post at the North Waziristan tribal district. “They wanted to exert pressure for the release of suspected terrorists’ facilitator arrested the other day. Troops at the check post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post,” the ISPR said. It also said that the attackers came with a motive to release some suspected terrorists, however, three attackers were killed and 10 sustained injuries in the exchange of fire, ISPR said. It added that due to the firing of the group as many as five soldiers also got injured.