Pakistan investigates army critics on social media


Pakistani authorities are on move to eliminate all the anti-military and anti-Pakistan predilections online. Interior Minister of Pakistan, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan charged Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate 200 social media accounts which are having posts featuring a criticism on country’s powerful Armed Forces.

FIA told Reuters that they have already identified the owners of 18 accounts, which are accused of advertising the negative material against the army. Mr. Nisar said, “Unwarranted criticism of security forces and other institutions responsible for the defense of the realm is not allowed,”

Pakistan is having the largest military among all Muslim countries and has played a vital role in reshaping the nation image since it was formed in 1947.

Pakistan Army had and has played important role in country progress, therefore, Pakistan Army has yet again taken a step to enforce country’s new cybercrime law, it will be good to stop anti-military for advertising hate against Pakistan military.

Last year, Pakistan’s parliament passed the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act even few people oppose it as they thought it will limit the freedom of expression.

According to Reuters, two of the eighteen accounts have been identified and ther=ir owners have been interrogated, charged and released. According to reports, 23 Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) supporters were questioned, threatened to charge them under the new law.

A PTI spokesperson said their few supporters were seized from a province and brought to the capital in an armored car.