Protesters demand release of Fata student arrested over FCR

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PESHAWAR: Members of Fata Students Organisation (FSO) protested on Sunday against the arrest of the association’s president Shaukat Aziz and demanded his immediate release.

The protesters holding placards chanted slogans against Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Riaz Khan Mehsood and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) -led provincial government.

Talking to The Express Tribune, association’s senior adviser Halim Orakzai claimed Afzal was arrested for chanting slogans against Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) at a function in Peshawar.

FATA student leader held for ‘protesting against FCR’

He also accused Peshawar’s deputy commissioner for making arrangements with the political administration to illegally detain Afzal, saying they were being benefited by the regulation.

General public is getting harassed because of it, he added. Orakzai vowed that the campaign against FCR will continue till its abolition and release of the student leader.

By Izharullah Published in The Express Tribune

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