ISLAMABAD: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) Chief Manzoor Pashteen has handed over to police on seven day physical remand.
A lower court judge in Islamabad Abual Hasnat Muhammad Zulqarnain heard the case on Thursday against Manzoor Pashteen who was arrested on Tuesday in Chaman, Balochistan. Later he was shifted to Islamabad the following night.
He was produced before the lower court today where the Police sought a 10-day physical remand. The court, however, granted a seven-day physical remand, adjourning the case until December 14.
Pashteen, was present in Chaman to participate in a demonstration against a government policy requiring Afghan nationals to carry a Pakistani visa, was arrested on charges of allegedly firing on police vehicles—a claim refuted by the PTM. This arrest follows Pakistan’s declaration of nearly 1.7 million refugees and migrants as “illegal,” with orders for immediate expulsion.
The 29-year-old activist faces four FIRs registered at Tarnol, Bara Kahu police stations, CTD, and FIA in Islamabad. Despite the PTM’s denial, Pashteen was not produced in an Islamabad court within 24 hours of his arrest on Wednesday.