Protest is not a constitutional right under PTI government


Political activists and legislatures arrested in Islamabad


The Islamabad police have arrested political activists and lawmakers outside the National Press Club to foil a protest taking place against the arrest of PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen today. Police arrested Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir Khan and veteran politician-intellectual and former ANP senator Afrasiab Khattak. Police also arrested president AWP Punjab Ammar Rashid and other activists of AWP and PTM.

Both the MNAs from Waziristan and Khattak were taken into custody outside the National Press Club along with score of other activists and shifted to the Kohsar Police Station. They gathered there to organise protest against the arrest of PTM chief Manzoor Pashteen and other activists.

The civil society and political activists have reacted strongly against these arrests. They condemn the government for making peaceful protest as crime. Pakistani constitution allows the peaceful protest and dissent within constitutional and legal framework.
                                                Political correspondent

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