Journalist Satti booked for linking ‘disrespectful’ statements about Islam to Imran

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Police have registered a case against journalist Waqar Satti on allegations of attributing “disrespectful” statements “not based on facts” about Islam to PTI chairperson Imran Khan.

The case was registered at RA Bazar police station on Saturday on the complaint of a cable operator, Chaudhry Nasir Qayyum, under Sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

According to the first information report (FIR), the complainant told the police that while he was at his office on August 24, he came across a tweet in which a man, identified as Waqar Satti, explained why he “hates” Imran and reasons of him going against the former prime minister.

The FIR mentioned statements which, according to the complainant, “disrespected” Islam.

Satti, he said, attributed these statements to Imran.

He added that he had never heard any Muslim making such remarks and “linking these words and remarks to former prime minister Imran Khan is not based on facts”.

 

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