ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The lawmaker Mohsin Dawar on Monday raised serious concerns over the arrest of the sitting Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Ali Wazir by the police in North Waziristan.
Source said that Ali Wazir has again been arrested months after his release from prison with the detention taking place in North Waziristan. However, it’s not yet clear on what charges he has been arrested.
In his speech in the National Assembly on Monday, Mohsin Dawar stated that the charges leveled against him were not clearly communicated and his whereabouts are still unknown, the only thing we know is that an FIR against him was lodged in Peshawar.
Mohsin Dawar requested the Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf for a comprehensive inquiry as to where he is currently being held and on what grounds the arrest was made.
Separately, the MNA Asiya Azeem in her speech expressed her condolences to the families of the deceased Pakistanis in the shipwreck near the coast of Greece.
Asiya Azeem acknowledged the difficulties faced by government in formulating a budget for a population of 23 crore, with the dollar crossing the 300 mark and the treasury nearly depleted.
The MNA emphasized the need for all political parties to come together and develop a charter of economy.
Regarding the population issue, she highlighted that although it falls under the jurisdiction of provinces, the federal government should demonstrate vision and take responsibility by allocating funds for family planning.
Drawing attention to women and children rights, she pointed out the insufficient allocation of resources for women in the budget and proposed the establishment of a Ministry dedicated to Women and Children.
During her address, she also focused on the importance of education in line with the population’s needs, emphasizing the necessity for a serious approach to education.