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Police Arrest Journalist Bilal Farooqi On Charges Of ‘Defaming Pakistan Army’

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Journalist Bilal Farooqi has reportedly been arrested and booked on charges of defaming the Pakistan Army and ‘hate speech’ over his social media posts. Farooqi is currently affiliated with the Express Tribune.

Rights activists and journalists have condemned his arrest, saying that his detention is another instance of clampdown on dissent.

A copy of the FIR

Bilal Farooqi has been a vocal voice against sectarian violence and used his Twitter account to provide updates on incidents of religious intolerance and bigotry in Pakistan.

 

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