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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government today (Wednesday) withdrew the case Kharqamar case against the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s (PTM) leaders and workers, with MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir Khan being acquitted of all charges.
During today’s hearing, ATC Bannu judge Baber Ali Khan heard the case in Abbottabad and accepted the government’s application. ATC Bannu’s public prosecutor Nawab Zareen confirmed the development, saying the court had accepted the government’s application.
The development had originated after the PTM had accepted the government’s offer for talks and urged it to take confidence-building measures.
Earlier in May 2019, a first information report (FIR) was registered against PTM workers for allegedly attacking a military checkpost at Kharqamar in North Waziristan. Thirteen people were killed and multiple were injured when the clash took place.
Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, along with the supporters, were going to protest in the area when they were stopped by security forces at the Kharqamar check post, resulting in the deadly clash.
In this regard, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir, and other PTM members were nominated in the case along with others under different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The case, which was being heard by an anti-terrorism court in Bannu, was transferred to an ATC in Abbottabad. On March 16, the provincial government filed a petition, requesting the court that it wanted to withdraw the case.