In a recent development, the Pakistani Interior Minister, Rana Sanaullah, has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take legal action against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Shireen Mazari, for her tweet. Mazari posted the names and photos of four Islamabad police officers on Twitter, alleging that they had tortured PTI supporters during PTI Chairman Imran Khan‘s visit to the judicial complex on Saturday. Additionally, she accused the officers of being involved in losing the file sent to the former Prime Minister to appear in court.
The Interior Minister, Rana Sanaullah released a statement citing that the tweet was false and misleading, and incited people against the police officers, which is a criminal offense. The statement said that there will be a “”clean-up operation on propaganda, lies, and fake videos against the police and other institutions on social media.””
The decision to take legal action against Shireen Mazari has stirred controversy, with some arguing that it curtails freedom of speech. However, others believe that spreading false information about the police is damaging and can have serious consequences.
This incident has added fuel to the already tense political climate in Pakistan, where the opposition parties have been critical of the ruling government’s policies. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how the legal proceedings will progress and what impact they will have on the political landscape of Pakistan.