PTM workers rally for release of lawmaker Ali Wazir

Hundreds of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) have rallied in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi for the release of a lawmaker.

Led by PTM head Manzoor Pashteen, the workers walked from Sohrab Goth to the Sindh Assembly, calling for the release of National Assembly member Ali Wazir.

Refusing to accept government requests to cancel their protest, the activists staged a sit-in outside the Sindh Assembly on Sunday evening.

Pashteen accused the government of not allowing them to exercise their democratic rights and keeping Wazir in detention unlawfully.

The protest and sit-in would go on until the issuance of a notification for the release of Ali Wazir, warned the outspoken PTM chief.

With barricades and containers placed in the high-security Red Zone, a large number of law-enforcement personnel watched as the PTM workers proceeded to the assembly building.