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
Iqrar Ul Hassan
Syed Akbar Hussain
Sajjad Ali Khan
Syed Haider Raza Mehdi
Rizwan Ahmed Khan
Riaz Ul Haq
Syed Essan Hassan Naqvi
Muhammad Faheem Akhtar
M. Afzaal Bela
Hafiz Shakir Mehmood
Adnan Amal Zaidi
Orya Jan Maqbool
Zahid Qayum Warraich
Arif Hameed Bhatti
Nazar Muhammad Chohan
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