Army checkpost in Waziristan attacked by Mohsin Dawar, PTM supporters

National Assembly Member (MNA) Mohsin Dawar and his supporters on Sunday allegedly opened fire at an Army checkpost in North Waziristan’s Miran Shah, Express News reported.

Five security personnel have also been reportedly injured.

Reports suggested that the disgruntled protesters first chanted slogans against the soldiers present at the check-post and then later opened fire.

On May 6, a first information report (FIR) was registered against members of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s (PTM) central committee including MNA Ali Wazir in North Waziristan.

The FIR was registered against Wazir and 11 other individuals for “enticing people to revolt against the state and for protesting and chanting slogans against state and security forces”.

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District Police Officer (DPO) South Waziristan Kifayatullah registered the FIR based on an intelligence report.

Army signals legal action against PTM

Last week, the army signalled taking legal action against the leadership of PTM, stating that “those who are playing in others’ hands, their time is up”.

Speaking at a news conference in Rawalpindi, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor accused PTM of getting funds from Afghanistan’s secret agency, National Directorate of Security (NDS) and India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

“Those who playing in others hands, their time is up,” said Ghafoor.



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