FIR against anchor Imran Khan is a manifestation of the government’s primitive mentality
An FIR has been registered in Pakistan’s Sindh province against anchor Imran Khan, a renowned Pakistani journalist.
On behalf of a civilian, a case was filed at Dhabeji police station in Sindh’s Thatta district.
The Express-affiliated journalist has been accused of inciting people to violence including alleged hate speech against Pak Army which the complainant says has hurt their feelings.
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After the FIR, this is what he tweeted,
Anchor Imran Khan Not The Only Victim
Earlier FIR was registered against Bol’s Sami Ibrahim. Sami Ibrahim had a short video circulating on social media in which he explicitly asks the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa to answer questions about his alleged involvement in the ouster of Imran Khan’s government.
On the night of 10 April 2022, the Islamabad High Court suddenly opened at midnight to hear the petition against then PM Imran Khan’s alleged use of executive powers to remove the Army Chief. The former clarified that he did not even think about removing the Army Chief.
Sami Ibrahim affirmed that it’s not possible for opposition parties to unite in such a way who have opposed each other since their inception. He implied that Army Chief was involved in the conspiracy to unite Pakistan’s then opposition parties under the PDM(Pakistan Democratic Movement) to topple the PTI government.
Following the spread of his video on social media, Sami Ibrahim was summoned by the FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) for “targeting” Pakistan’s state institutions and leadership, attempting to instigate mutiny inside Pakistan’s Armed Forces and sowing seeds of discord between the populace and the state institutions.
Other vocal journalists harrassed includes Arshad Sharif, Sabir Shakir & Moeed Pirzada two of which have also been booked under sedition laws.