PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen was sent to judicial remand by Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Abual Hasnaat Zulqarnain on Thursday after completion of his 7-day physical remand. Manzoor Pashteen was arrested after indiscriminate firing on his convoy on December 5 from Chaman, Pakistan occupied Balochistan. Later he was taken to Islamabad.
The Police captivated him for three days without any legal representation, mocking the legal rights of a free person. After three days he was presented to the court and sent to 7-day physical remand.
Now that his physical remand is over, Prosecutor Tahir Kazim pleaded in the court for physical remand to recover cell phone of Pashteen and also passwords of his social media accounts. He requested again for physical remand to which the Judge remarked that they have already given 7-day physical remand of the accused . He has been sent to Adiala Jail.
While, he was taken out of the court handcuffed, Pashteen talked to the media and said that the arrest is unconstitutional. On the question of tough investigation, Pashteen said, “If I was put on the atomic bomb, I would stand by my position.”
He also urged his followers and PTM activists to continue the resistance and fight for the rights of Pashtuns.