FIA identifies 27 people in anti-army campaign

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has identified 27 people involved in anti-army propaganda and would also submit its report on the misuse of social media to malign the country’s armed forces in the next two weeks to the interior ministry.

Sources in the FIA told The Express Tribune that the agency has identified 27 people involved in anti-army propaganda and added that seven of them were called for interview/questioning after which their electronic equipment was seized and sent for a forensic analysis.

On May 21, the FIA had arrested and later released six suspects for allegedly defaming the armed forces and state institutions. However, the agency has not formally charged them or made any arrests of anyone under the charges of maligning the armed forces.

The sources also said the all those identified have a political affiliation and belong to different parts of the country.

According to details, the agency’s cyber-crime wing helped in identifying the accused and the counter terrorism wing was used to apprehend the suspects.

Security officials believe that certain pages on social media, operating outside Pakistan, are promoting anti-state propaganda.

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