QUETTA: The Federal Investigation Company on Thursday arrested a reporter of a Quetta every day for allegedly criticising nationwide establishments on social media.
Confirming the event, FIA officers stated Zafarullah Achakzai, who studies for the Qudrat every day newspaper, was taken into custody underneath Prevention of Cyber Act 2016. He was produced within the courtroom of judicial Justice of the Peace after his arrest. The courtroom allowed FIA to remand Zafarullah for six days.
Sources in Zafarullah’s household informed a joint assembly of the Balochistan Union of Journalists and different consultant our bodies of newspapers editors and staff that the report was arrested from his residence a day earlier than Eidul Fitr.
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“All the space was blocked by safety forces personnel earlier than my son was arrested,” stated Zafarullah’s father Naimatullah Achakzai who can also be Qudrat’s editor-in-chief.
In the meantime, the joint assembly of BUJ and different newspapers our bodies expressed critical concern over Zafarullah’s arrest. The stated involved authorities ought to have contacted the right journalists’ physique if there was any grievance towards Zafarullah.
The assembly additionally stated that any journalist suspecting of violating the regulation must be produced earlier than a courtroom of regulation.
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