Judge Munsif Khan sentenced Sikandar Zaman (in his 20s) to 5 years jail time period and imposed a superb of Rs 250,000 for making “obnoxious tweets against Pakistan Army and its senior officers.
Lahore ,UPDATED: Feb 16, 2023 22:57 IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo)
By Press Trust of India: A court in Pakistan’s Punjab province has sentenced a supporter of former prime minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party to five years in prison for “defaming” the Army on Twitter, a courtroom official mentioned on Thursday.
Additional Sessions Judge, Faisalabad, Munsif Khan sentenced Sikandar Zaman (in his 20s) to 5 years jail time period and imposed a superb of Rs 250,000 for making “obnoxious tweets against Pakistan Army and its senior officers”, the official advised PTI.
He mentioned Zaman is a supporter of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) celebration, and he made a collection of tweets in opposition to the Army and troopers killed in a helicopter crash in Balochistan’s Lasbela in August 2022.
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Six Army officers and troopers had been killed within the crash. Following this, a social media marketing campaign emerged, which was condemned by the Army as “insensitive” and the FIA started tracing the culprits behind it, the Dawn newspaper reported.
“Sikandar’s tweets were against the then army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s dethroning of Imran Khan,” the official mentioned.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in August arrested Sikandar from his residence in Faisalabad, some 130 km from Lahore.
Since the ouster of the Imran Khan authorities in April final 12 months, social media noticed extra typically tendencies in opposition to Gen Bajwa and Pakistan Army.
Khan was ousted as Pakistan’s prime minister in April final 12 months after the National Assembly handed a no-confidence movement in opposition to him.
Feb 16, 2023