FIR lodged against PTM’s Gulalai Ismail for allegedly defaming state

On Wednesday, Islamabad police filed a case against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Gulalai Ismail for allegedly creating unrest and inciting violence, defaming state institutions.


The first information report (FIR) lodged against the PTM leader mentions sections 500 (punishment for defamation), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups, etc) and 124-A (sedition) of the Pakistan Penal Code, as well as sections 6/7 of the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997.

Ismail purportedly incited law-abiding citizens to commit treason and violence, while addressing a protest demonstration against the brutal rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl named Farishta, said the report.

Ismail, according to the FIR, is accused of delivering hate speech, inciting ethnic sentiments against the state and Pakistan Army, and causing a sense of fear and terror among people.


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