FIA arrests journalist for running ‘cheap trends’ against PM Imran Khan on social media



2022-02-14 23:50:00

Prime Minister Imran Khan. — AFP/File 
  • A case has been registered against accused named Sabir Hashmi after the FIA Cyber Crime Wing carried out an operation in Lahore’s Mannequin City space.
  • In response to FIA, Sabir was accused of running an “indecent” development against PM Imran Khan.
  • “Such parts can’t be left unchecked and their actions must be condemned,” says PM Khan.

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested a journalist for running trends against the prime minister on social media, Geo News reported.

A case has been registered against the accused named Sabir Hashmi after the FIA Cyber Crime Wing conducted an operation in Lahore’s Model Town area.

According to the FIA, Sabir was accused of running an “indecent” trend against PM Imran Khan. The agency has seized Hashmi’s mobile phone and other belongings.

Cheap and intolerable act: PM Khan 

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC), during which he expressed displeasure over the indecent trend that consisted of personal attacks.

Condemning the act, the premier called it “cheap and intolerable”, adding that “such elements cannot be left unchecked and their actions have to be condemned.”

Strict action to be taken against accused

On the other hand, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill on Sunday had said that the government has approached the country’s courts against a journalist who issued “insulting and fabricated” statements about First Lady Bushra Bibi.

The SAPM said that “strict authorized motion shall be taken against those that unfold false information concerning the first girl.”

A day ago, a journalist had claimed that Bushra Bibi had “gotten right into a combat with PM Imran Khan” and had left Bani Gala for Lahore to stay at her friend, Farah Khan’s house. The rumour soon started spreading on social media and WhatsApp groups.

When approached by Geo News, Farah Khan also refuted the news of the couple’s alleged fight and separation and denied that the first lady was staying at her place.

Senator Faisal Javed demands inquiry into matter 

Meanwhile, Senator Faisal Javed demanded an inquiry into the matter of spreading rumours against PM’s family. 

The senator called for strict measures to be taken against the accused for partaking in “yellow journalism and low-cost acts”.

Calling the accused “the enemies of the state,” Javed mentioned that acts like these are against the nation and the PM, who has by no means been concerned in corruption.

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