MNA Ali Wazir asks to be despatched again to jail after assaults in hospital

MNA Ali Wazir Khan speaks throughout a rally. — Screengrab by way of Geo Information

KARACHI: After being attacked twice on the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Pashtun Tahaffuz Motion (PTM) MNA Ali Wazir has requested the authorities that he both be despatched again to jail or be shifted to Islamabad to attend the Nationwide Meeting session.

The incarcerated lawmaker, who’s dealing with prices of sedition and hate speech, stated the Parliament has issued manufacturing orders for him to attend tomorrow’s price range session.

Wazir was taken to the hospital a day earlier for a routine checkup.

“I’ve firstly been speaking concerning the manufacturing orders issued for me by Parliament Home and secondly, I’ve been attacked twice right here. Subsequently, have mercy on me and ship me again to jail,” he stated whereas talking exterior the hospital late Wednesday evening.

He added if both of the 2 requests are “unlawful or unconstitutional”, “then let me know”.

A case was registered towards the South Waziristan lawmaker and others — together with Manzoor Pashteen and Mohsin Dawar — at Karachi’s Sohrab Goth police station on the federal government’s grievance. It was filed on December 7, 2020, after Wazir and others addressed a public rally in the identical space a day earlier.

In response to the primary info report (FIR), the rally’s organisers had not obtained prior permission to holding the occasion. “Audio system on the rally used hateful phrases towards the Pakistan Military, Rangers, and others,” it stated.

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