Iqrar ul Hassan, Orya Maqbool, Paras Jahanzeb among 47 summoned over ‘smear campaign against judges’

ISLAMABAD – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has tightened the noose in the anti-judiciary campaign case and summoned 65 individuals including 47 journalists and YouTubers for spreading propaganda on social sites.
A high-powered JIT was formed to probe malicious social media campaigns targeting Supreme Court judges.

On Saturday, dozens of TV show hosts, and journalists involved in alleged propaganda have been directed to appear before the Federal Investigation Agency cyber-crime center.

Journalists and YouTubers summoned by FIA

‏Asad Ali Toor
‏Paras Jahanzeb
‏Iqrar Ul Hassan
‏Siddique Jan
‏Syed Akbar Hussain
‏Danish Qamar
‏Saqib Bashir
‏Sajjad Ali Khan
‏Syed Haider Raza Mehdi
‏Shaheen Sehbai
Cyril Almeida
‏Rizwan Ahmed Khan
‏Adeel Raja
‏Riaz Ul Haq
‏Sabir Shakir
‏Syed Essan Hassan Naqvi
‏Muhammad Faheem Akhtar
‏Saqib Hussain
‏Sohail Rasheed

‏Nasir Mehmood
Ehtisham Naseer
‏Sibtain Raza
‏Shiraz Afzal
‏Muzammal Afzal
‏M. Afzaal Bela
‏Nasreen Qidwai
‏Jibran Nasir
‏Tayyab Ijaz
‏Aneela Munir
‏Zeeshan Ali
‏Hafiz Shakir Mehmood
‏Ayaz Ahmed
‏Tariq Mateen
‏Salman Singer
‏Azhar Mashwani
‏Adnan Amal Zaidi
‏Imran Riaz
‏Paris Jahanzeb
‏Orya Jan Maqbool
‏Zahid Qayum Warraich
‏Arif Hameed Bhatti
‏Nazar Muhammad Chohan
‏Fazal Javed
‏M. Akram
‏Sara Taseer
‏Mateen Hasnain

FIA started action as the country’s top court stopped Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf from using its iconic cricket bat symbol for the upcoming polls and what came after was hate campaigns against the country’s top judges on social media sites.
FIA later formed committee under Section 30 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016. Officials of six-member body are finding facts behind malicious social media campaigns attempting to malign the image of honorable judges.
The preliminary findings will be submitted to the Ministry of Interior within two weeks. The judiciary is often targeted by political parties, critics, and activists when a decision is taken against one group. Such campaigns against judges are condemnable, and authorities should look into issue of anti-judiciary derogatory campaign on social media.

JIT comprising ISI, IB officers to probe hate campaign against Supreme Court judges