PESHAWAR: Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime wing Peshawar has arrested a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf social-media activist for allegedly posting a message against the judiciary on social-media website Twitter, sources in the federal agency confirmed Wednesday.
Qazi Jalal of the PTI has been charged under Sections 36 and 37 of the Pakistan Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2002 and has been remanded under FIA custody for two days.
On his Twitter profile, Jalal describes himself as a Hafiz-e-Quran and a social-media activist, who works for Insaf Radio.
The PTI has millions of followers on social media, a majority of which constitute millenials. The party and its followers were critical of the judiciary for not playing its part in checking what they referred to as rigging in the 2013 general election.
Later, the party’s followers had also expressed resentment over the poll-inquiry judicial commission’s findings, which had validated the 2013 polls, dismissing PTI’s claims that the elections were not a true representation of the peoples’ will.