IHC seeks reply from Manzoor Pashteen, others to petition seeking ban on PTM

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IHC seeks reply from Manzoor Pashteen, others to petition seeking ban on PTM
IHC seeks reply from Manzoor Pashteen, others to petition seeking ban on PTM

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday summoned replies from Manzoor Pashteen and others into a plea seeking a ban on Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and adjourned hearing till July 16.
IHC judge Justice Amir Farooq heard the case.
Barrister Shoaib Razaq in his arguments had said Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) is not a registered party and pleaded the court to pass ruling to slap a ban on it over anti-state statements from its leaders.
The social media accounts of the PTM leaders namely, Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and Gulalai Ismail should be banned, he continued.
No one would be allowed to give anti-state statements under the name of freedom of expression, the court observed.
The court has summoned replies from PTM leaders including, Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and Gulalai Ismail.
A petition was filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against PTM for speaking against national institutes including Pakistan Army in the wake of 10-year-old Farishta Mohmand rape case in the federal capital.
Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leaders along with their supporters had attacked an army check post in the former tribal region of Miranshah, martyring one soldier and injuring five others.

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