Journalist arrested by FIA for criticising state institutions on Facebook granted bail

Published: July 6, 2017
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QUETTA: A court in Quetta granted bail to a journalist arrested by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) for allegedly writing posts on Facebook against paramilitary forces.

The FIA on Wednesday produced Zafar Achakzai, working for a local Urdu language newspaper Daily Qudrat, before Judicial Magistrate Ayesha Kakar who granted bail to him of Rs80,000.

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The arrest was made on June 25 under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) 2016.

Achakzai posted anti-paramilitary posts on Facebook that violated PECA before Eidul Fitr.

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