Mohsin Dawar is remanded to CTD custody for 8 days

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PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Bannu on Thursday remanded Mohsin Dawar, Member National Assembly who was involved in check post attack, in the custody of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) for eight days.
Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Mohsin Dawar – who was still at large after attacking Kharqamar check-post that resulted in injuries of five soldiers of Pakistan Army and killing of three attackers on Sunday – was arrested from North Waziristan on Thursday.
Eight attackers among another PTM leader Ali Wazir were arrested on the same day.
Dawar reiterated Thursday the demands of the banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and terrorists, and said that Pakistan Army should vacate Waziristan.
In an interview to foreign media from an unknown place, Dawar unveiled reason and reality behind the attack on the check-post.
PTM leader Dr Alam had admitted that party leader Mohsin Dawar led an armed group to storm Kharqamar check-post in North Waziristan.
Three people were killed and 15 – including five soldiers – were injured in an exchange of fire in North Waziristan’s Boyya area, when the Kharqamar checkpoint was attacked during a protest on Sunday, in which Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) members were also participating.
According to a statement by the Army’s media wing, MNAs Dawar and Wazir were leading the group.
“A group led by Mohsin Javed [Dawar] and Ali Wazir assaulted Kharqamar check post, Boyya, North Waziristan tribal district this morning. They wanted to exert pressure for release of suspected terrorists’ facilitator arrested the other day,” added the statement, without
specifying who the suspect was.
“Troops at the check post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post. Due to firing of the group, five Army soldiers got injured. In exchange of fire, three individuals who attacked the post lost their lives and 10 got injured,” it said.
The statement also disclosed that Wazir along with eight other individuals had been arrested while Mohsin Javed [Dawar] was “at large”.
Later, a soldier embraced martyrdom in an exchange of fire with militants, who attacked Makki Garh checkpost in Shawal valley of North Waziristan. “Terrorists raided Makki Garh Post, Shawal Valley, North Waziristan,” ISPR stated. – NNI