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Pakistani journalist detained for allegedly tying former prime minister Imran Khan to "disrespectful" remarks about Islam


Pakistani journalist booked for linking 'disrespectful' statements about Islam to ex-PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Police have enrolled a body of evidence against a writer on claims of crediting "insolent" explanations "not in light of realities" about Islam to previous top state leader Imran Khan.

The case was enrolled at RA Bazar police headquarters in Rawalpindi on Saturday against Waqar Satti on the grumbling of a link administrator named Chaudhry Nasir Qayyum, the Dawn paper detailed.

As per the main data report (FIR), the complainant claimed that Satti, in a tweet against the previous head of the state, "disregarded" Islam.

Qayyum said Satti ascribed a few proclamations to Imran which were "not in light of realities".

"Imran Khan has not referenced any such words [...] referenced in Waqar Satti's tweet - in any of his talks," the FIR cited him as saying. He added that Satti's activities had harmed his strict opinions, "as well as that of thousands of different Muslims".

The body of evidence against Satti was enrolled under Sections 295-A (purposeful and pernicious demonstrations planned to shock strict sensations of any class by offending its religion or strict convictions) and 500 (discipline for slander) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

As the fresh insight about Satti being reserved was shared via virtual entertainment, previous priest and PTI pioneer Fawad Chaudhry said the case was tied in with "involving religion for shock".

Satti works for Geo News TV.

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