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IHC adjourns hearing into plea seeking ban on PTM till July 16

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has adjourned hearing into a plea seeking a ban on Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) till July 16, ARY News reported on Thursday.

Justice Amir Farooq heard the case.

Barrister Shoaib Razaq in his arguments had said Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) is not a registered party and pleaded the court to pass ruling to slap a ban on it over anti-state statements from its leaders.

The social media accounts of the PTM leaders namely, Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and Gulalai Ismail should be banned, he continued.

No one would be allowed to give anti-state statements under the name of freedom of expression, the court observed.

The court has summoned replies from PTM leaders including, Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and Gulalai Ismail.

Read more: PTM leader, supporters attack military check post in Miranshah

A petition was filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against PTM for speaking against national institutes including Pakistan Army in the wake of 10-year-old Farishta Mohmand rape case in the federal capital.

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leaders along with their supporters had attacked an army check post in the former tribal region of Miranshah, martyring one soldier and injuring five others.

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