Sindh Home Department has issued orders for the release of Ali Wazir MNA from Karachi Central Jail after remaining two years in imprisonment.
According to the details, Paperwork is being completed for the release of the imprisoned parliamentarian and he is expected to be released today.
The MNA was arrested in Peshawar on 16th December 2020, by the local police at the request of Sindh police in connection with various sedition cases.
The MNA from South Waziristan’s NA-50 Ali Wazir and 10 other accused were arrested over an anti-state speech in Karachi. The police claimed the lawmaker’s arrest in different cases registered by the Karachi police.
Ali Wazir was detained by a Karachi anti-terrorism court in the first case and was granted bail in the three other cases.
The Peshawar High Court granted bail to Ali Wazir last month in a sedition case registered against him in the Charsadda district. The court had also stopped the police from arresting the lawmaker in other cases.
Political Personalities Welcomed Ali Wazir
On his Release Political Personalities tweeted and showed their happiness. MNA Mohsin Dawar shared a picture of Wazir after his release from Karachi’s Central Jail.
He earlier said that he was “very happy” for the long-incarcerated MNA finally being released. “Every attempt was made to break Ali’s spirit and to keep him in jail but he has prevailed. Justice cannot be denied forever,” he said on Twitter.
The National Commission for Human Rights said it was “heartened” to hear news of Wazir’s release. The commission also shared a picture of the statement it released in June 2022 expressing concern over the “humiliating treatment” being meted out to the MNA.
PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen also welcomed the news. “The cruel system has turned our society into a prison, so congratulations on being released from a small prison to a big prison. We will also break the chains of the bigger prison through resistance,” he said.