Journalist Bilal Farooqi arrested

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Bilal Farooqi

Staff Report

KARACHI: Senior Journalist Bilal Farooqi has been arrested by DHA police on the complaint of named Javed Khan, from the Landhi area. In his FIR Javed Khan said Farooqi was posting “extremely provocative” content based on “religious hatred” on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Javed Khan, who works as a machine operator at a factor in a Landhi factor, has accused the journalist of trying to “defame” the armed forces of Pakistan. His posts could be used by the enemies of Pakistan for their “unjustified motives,” said the FIR.

The family of Bilal Farooqi has confirmed that DHA police has arrested him
An FIR has been registered too under Section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Pakistan Penal Code and sections 11 (hate speech) and 20 (harming the reputation or privacy of a natural person) of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016.

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