Thursday April 14, 2022

IHC Stops From Harassing Social Media Activists

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday ordered the director-general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to ensure that no officers subject social media activists to harassment.

The PTI had moved the court after several of the party’s social media activists, including Dr Arsalan Khan — former prime minister Imran Khan’s focal person on digital media — were arrested or went missing.

In a two-page order, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah said the PTI had contended that its political workers and activists were being illegally harassed by the FIA.

“The court has been informed that [Dr Arsalan Khalid’s] residence was raided and he was kept in illegal detention,” the IHC CJ said.

“The Director-General, Federal Investigation is directed to ensure that its officers do not violate the SOPs that had been submitted before the Court and that workers and activists of the petitioner party are not illegally harassed,” the order read.

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