Pukhtun Nama Web News
Journalist Bilal Farooqi has reportedly been arrested on charges of defaming the Pakistan Army and ‘hate speech’ on the basis of his social media posts. Farooqi is currently be in league with the Express Tribune.
activists and journalists have condemned his arrest, saying that his detention is another attack on freedom of speech.
Bilal Farooqi has been a loud voice against sectarian violence and used his Twitter account to provide updates on incidents of religious intolerance and bigotry in the country.
Video from Mansehra shows a young man being forced to accept the beliefs of a particular sect in the presence of police officials. The increasing clout of banned #SipaheSahaba/#ASWJ during present govt's tenure is extremely dangerous. These actions will foment sectarian strife pic.twitter.com/BaNgrfQdKs
— Bilal Farooqi (@bilalfqi) September 7, 2020