PTM activists arrested for protesting released on bail in Quetta


QUETTA: A sessions court in Quetta on Saturday passed orders for the release six activists of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) on bail, a local media outlet reported.

The bail application of the PTM activists was accepted by Additional District and Sessions Judge Najeebullah Khan, who ordered their release against a surety of Rs0.1 million each.

Earlier on January 31, police had arrested the activists from outside the Quetta Press Club for protesting against a bombing in Loralai which had claimed the lives of nine people including five civilian employees, three policemen and a candidate.

Further, tear gas was used to disperse the activists.

The arrested workers who had been sent to Quetta’s district jail included Najeebullah, Muhammad Suleman, Saleh Muhammad, Mehboob Shah, Zainullah and Naik Muhammad.