FIA serves notice to journalist despite IHC orders against alleged harassment

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency’s counter-terrorism wing on Thursday served a notice to journalist Taha Siddiqui threatening him with legal proceedings.

The notice comes two days after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) stopped the FIA from harassing the journalist over his posts on social media.

The notice, served to Taha Siddiqui late Thursday, demanded him to appear before Inspector Shahid Majeed at FIA counter-terrorism wing’s office in Islamabad on May 26 [today] “to answer such questions as put forth to you”.

“Non-compliance to this order is punishable under law. Therefore, your willful non-obedience of the order will render you liable for criminal proceedings under Section 174 of the Pakistan Penal Code,” it read.

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