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Manzoor Pashteen, three others booked for treason

Manzoor Pashteen, three others booked for treason

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Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen along with his three friends has been booked under the treason charge for allegedly raising slogans against the country and its institutions. 

The incident: The FIR was lodged with the local police after a firing exchange that took place on the Hazara Motorway’s toll plaza in Sheikh Abad area on March 13 where  Pashteen allegedly raised slogans against the state and its institutions when activists of Tehreek-i-Inqilab chanted pro-Pakistan and pro-army slogans during a demonstration. 

“As we raised the pro-Pakistan and pro-army slogans, Mr Pashteen came out of his vehicle along with his friends and used derogatory language against our country and its institutions. They also opened fire,” journalist Akram Qureshi, stated in the FIR. 

Booked under: The FIR, which was made public by the police late Sunday evening, contains sections 324/504/505/506/427/124-A and 153A/34 of Pakistan Penal Code. 

On the other hand, Mr Pashteen on his Twitter account said that he and his friends came under attack by a group of 20 to 25 people when they were on way back to Islamabad from Battagram after attending meetings. 

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