An FIR has been filed against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
An FIR was filed against former Pakistan PM Imran Khan under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). (File photo/AP)
- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act
- He was booked for threatening a judge and two top officials while addressing a rally
- Khan threatened the officials over the treatment meted out to his aide Shahbaz Gill
An FIR has been filed against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Imran Khan was booked for threatening a judge and two top officials while addressing a rally in Islamabad.
Earlier, Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog banned satellite television channels from broadcasting live speeches of ousted prime minister Imran Khan, hours after he threatened state institutions and made provocative statements during a public rally held at the F-9 Park late on Saturday evening.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said that Imran’s recorded speech would only be permitted to be aired after an effective delay mechanism to ensure effective monitoring and editorial control.
The PEMRA, in its directive, said that it has been observed that PTI Chairman Imran Khan, in his speeches/statements, is continuously targeting state institutions by levelling baseless allegations, and spreading hate speech through his provocative statements against state institutions and officers, which is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order and is likely to disturb public peace and tranquillity.
Khan, while addressing a public gathering here on Saturday, threatened to file cases against top police officials, a woman magistrate, the Election Commission of Pakistan and political opponents over the treatment meted out to his aide Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested last week on charges of sedition.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Sunday that the speech by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief was a continuation of a trend to target the army and other institutions.
Meanwhile, Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) claimed that YouTube was disrupted in Pakistan on multiple internet providers.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 21, 2022
(With inputs from PTI)
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