MNA Mohsin Dawar was taken into custody by law enforcement personnel on Thursday in North Waziristan, DawnNewsTV reported.
The arrest comes days after the Kharqamar checkpost incident, in which three people were killed and 15 others injured as a checkpost in Boyya was attacked during a protest.
Dawar and MNA Ali Wazir, who have ties to the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), were among those leading the group, the army’s media wing had said. “They wanted to exert pressure for the release of suspected terrorists’ facilitator arrested the other day,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said.
Dawar, who had received minor injuries during the Kharqamar incident, had fled the scene, while Ali Wazir was arrested and subsequently remanded into Counter-Terrorism Department custody.
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