A reporter Bilal Farooqi was arrested on charges of defaming Pakistan’s ‘powerful institution’ and spreading religious hatred.
The security forces claims “anti-state elements” took advantage of his social media posts.
Pakistani authorities have detained a local journalist known to be a vocal critic of the sensitive issues in Karachi on Friday. This is the latest in a series of arrests and abductions of journalists who have criticized the government.
Bilal’s wife has also decirbed in a facebook post of how his husband was abducted by staging a fake survey in the area.
According to the charges, Bilal Farooqi was involved in spreading hateful content about the country’s army and spreading religious hate.