SC grants bail to MNA Ali Wazir in hate speech case

The Nation  |  Nov 30, 2021

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Tuesday granted bail to MNA Ali Wazir in hate speech case.

The Supreme Court bench, which had transferred the bail plea of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Mohammad Ali Wazir to another bench, heard the same appeal and granted bail to Wazir.

Last year on December 16, Peshawar Police arrested MNA Ali Wazir at the request of Sindh Police in connection with a case registered against him and several leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) in Karachi after a public meeting.

They were accused of committing several offences, including hatching a criminal conspiracy and passing derogatory remarks against state institutions.

The then Peshawar Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Mohammad Ali Gandapur said Mr Wazir was arrested at the request of Sindh police as a case was registered against him at Sohrab Goth police station, Karachi. 

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Peshawar Police shifted the MNA to Karachi after fulfilling legal requirements and getting his transit custody from the court for shifting him to Karachi.

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