Authorities in Pakistan allegedly kidnapped the Instagram head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf right here on Thursday as a part of the federal authorities’s ongoing crackdown towards social media activists from ousted prime minister Imran Khan’s get together.
The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) in collaboration with the intelligence businesses and police have launched a nationwide operation towards social media activists, particularly of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf get together following an alleged on-line smear marketing campaign towards Pakistan Military chief Gen Asim Munir.
Attaur Rehman, PTI’s Instagram head was picked up from Lahore within the early hours of Thursday.
Khan on Thursday claimed on Twitter that the get together’s Instagram lead Attaur Rehman was “picked up” on Thursday morning from Lahore.
“One other abduction late final night time — this time of PTI’s Instagram lead Attaur Rehman from Faisal City Lahore. Strongly condemn these persevering with abductions of our social media staff. Atta has been with us for 15 years. The highly effective are breaking all legal guidelines with impunity,” Khan tweeted and demanded his launch.
Final week, the intelligence businesses picked one other most important social media activist, the PTI — ‘Humara Pak’ head Waqas Amjad — who was allegedly tortured in judicial custody.
Final month, Khan’s focal particular person on social media Azhar Mashwani was additionally picked up by authorities.
Khan has blamed the navy institution for “abducting” his get together’s social media activists.
He deplored the torture of Amjad, saying, “in the present day there’s complete regulation of the jungle in Pakistan.” “Orders come from a ‘larger authority (institution)’ that appears above all legal guidelines & abductions are completed first, then sham FIRs registered,” Khan lamented.
Khan stated Pakistan has descended right into a “banana republic,” the place there isn’t a rule of regulation and solely the regulation of the jungle.” Khan, 70, lambasted the PMLN-led coalition authorities and its handlers within the navy for registering over 140 FIRs towards him.
“As bail in a single FIR is granted, one other FIR pops up. I’ve over 145 FIRs towards me. It is a circus of FIRs. My Bani Gala caretaker, my Zaman Park prepare dinner, our social media’s Mashwani, Waqas & my safety in-charge Ghumman — all kidnapped & tortured to attempt & replace their software program,” Khan stated.
The PTI has written to worldwide boards drawing their consideration to the violation of human rights, abductions, torture of political employees and muzzling of dissenting voices by the fascist regime of Shehbaz Sharif with the assistance of the navy institution.
In keeping with Khan, over 3,000 PTI employees are languishing in several jails within the nation and not using a cost.
Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was ousted from energy in April final yr after shedding a no-confidence vote, turning into the primary Pakistani prime minister to be voted out by the Nationwide Meeting.
Since his ouster, he has been demanding snap polls within the nation to take away what he termed an “imported authorities” led by Prime Minister Sharif.
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