SC orders FIA, AGs to submit report on journalists’ harassment cases

By: News Desk      Published: 11:45 AM, 30 Sep, 2021
SC orders FIA, AGs to submit report on journalists’ harassment cases
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The Supreme Court has ordered the provincial advocate generals and FIA to submit reports on the incidents of torture and harassment of journalists during the past one year, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The apex court on Thursday released the written order of its hearing of Sept 13 suo motu notice of the journalists’ harassment case. 

The court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency DG, Pemra chairman and Islamabad IG to submit a detailed report. It also directed all the provincial advocate generals to compile a chronicle of the incidents of torture and harassment cases on journalists that occurred during the past one year.

The Supreme Court asked the FIA DG to present a report detailing journalists’ harassment cases and FIA investigation during the past one year. 

It ordered the attorney generals and other law officers to help the court regarding Section 27 of the Pemra Ordinance. 

The court summoned FIA DG, Pemra chairman and Islamabad IG to personally appear before the court during the case hearing which was adjourned till Oct 14. 

Reporter Amanat Gishkori