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Khyber News reporter to be released from jail: KP minister

May 29, 2019
 

Photo: Reporter Gohar Wazir

Khyber News reporter Gohar Wazir, who was arrested Monday night by the police and security forces, has been released from the Haripur Jail, Khyber News quoted a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister as saying.

Shaukat Yousufzai, the KP information minister, said on Wednesday that Wazir was shifted from the Haripur Jail and taken to the Bannue Jail after it was confirmed that he was a journalist.

He will be released after formalities are completed.

However, Yousafzai alleged that the reporter was also chanting slogans during a PTM protest in Bannu.

He was arrested along with 21 others under the Maintenance of Public Order Act and shifted to the Haripur Jail from Bannu.

The reporter was arrested from Tanchi Bazar where he was covering a protest by the PTM, his colleagues said.

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