According to his attorney Mian Ali Ashfaq, journalist and anchor Imran Riaz was detained by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Lahore early on Thursday morning.
According to Ashfaq, the FIA’s cybercrime department arrested his client at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
The attorney stated that “the contents of the case brought against Imran Riaz are not being published” and that the “illegal arrest” would be contested in court.
The journalist is visible in the footage posted by PTI’s official Twitter account at the FIA’s cybercrime office.
Asad Umar, general secretary of PTI, criticized the journalist’s arrest and claimed that while journalists and politicians were behind bars, “terrorists are walking free in the country.”
Khan was previously taken into custody in July of last year as a result of numerous sedition cases being filed against him. Later, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail for his release.
Imran Riaz Khan has been taken into custody by the FIA. We can safely that human right are completely non existent in Pakistan, a fascist state where rule of law is absent! pic.twitter.com/lN34QTrJMS— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 2, 2023