Pakistani journalist booked for linking ‘disrespectful’ statements about Islam to ex-PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Law enforcement have registered a case from a journalist on allegations of attributing “disrespectful” statements “not primarily based on information” about Islam to former primary minister Imran Khan.
The circumstance was registered at RA Bazar law enforcement station in Rawalpindi on Saturday from Waqar Satti on the criticism of a cable operator named Chaudhry Nasir Qayyum, the Dawn newspaper noted.
In accordance to the first data report (FIR), the complainant alleged that Satti, in a tweet from the former primary minister, “disrespected” Islam.
Qayyum claimed Satti attributed some statements to Imran which have been “not centered on details”.
“Imran Khan has not stated any these kinds of phrases […] outlined in Waqar Satti’s tweet – in any of his speeches,” the FIR quoted him as indicating. He extra that Satti’s steps experienced damage his spiritual sentiments, “as nicely as that of 1000’s of other Muslims”.
The case from Satti was registered underneath Sections 295-A (deliberate and destructive acts supposed to outrage religious thoughts of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
As the news of Satti being booked was shared on social media, former minister and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry explained the circumstance was about “utilizing faith for outrage”.
Satti performs for Geo Information tv.

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