Senior journalist Imran Riaz Khan 'arrested by FIA'

Lawyer says anchorperson taken into custody by agency’s Lahore office

News Desk February 02, 2023
In the video Imran Riaz can be heard saying that he was coming to the federal capital to get bail from the Islamabad High Court. SCREENGRAB

Senior journalist and anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan was reportedly taken into custody by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday.

According to lawyer Mian Ali Ashfaq, the anchorperson was taken into custody by the agency’s Lahore office.



The anchorperson's official Twitter account also confirmed the development.

"Imran Riaz Khan was arrested by FIA and taken into custody at an unknown place, the airport staff misinformed the public at the scene and escorted him via backdoor entrances," read a tweet posted by the Riaz's social media team.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) official Twitter account also shared a video that reportedly showed the journalist at the FIA’s office.

In July 2022, the anchorperson was arrested from Islamabad Toll Plaza. He had been implicated in a slew of cases which he claimed were motivated by his refusal to “stop speaking the truth”.

Reportedly, he was arrested in a case lodged at the Attock police station and was taken to the same district.

Also read: ExpressNews anchor booked for sedition on gutka seller’s complaint

In the FIR, the citizen stated that he saw a video on social media in which Riaz tried to tarnish the image of a state institution.




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