Journalist files petition in IHC after ‘threatening phone call from FIA’

Journalist Taha Siddiqui on Monday filed a petition in Islamabad High Court over alleged harassment by Federal Investigation Agency [FIA].

Siddiqui, who is affiliated with World is One News, says he received a call from the state agency asking him to appear in person at their office for an interrogation. “The caller who introduced himself as Noman Bodla from the Counter Terrorism Department of the FIA demanded that the petitioner may appear before him at the FIA Headquarters for an interrogation,” Taha wrote in his petition.

On questioning why the journalist had to appear before the agency, the caller hinted that the “interrogation concerned issues and opinions Taha had written involving his professional work”.

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