Police register FIR against appearance of ‘IS flag’

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Islamabad police on Monday registered a first investigation report (FIR) regarding the appearance of a flag supposedly belonging to the self-styled militant Islamic State (IS) group on the outskirts of the capital.
The FIR, which includes clause 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, has been registered at the Khanna Police Station.
Law enforcement agencies swung into action on September 24 after the flag, spotted on a bridge near Iqbal Town in Khanna police precincts, triggered a debate on social and electronic media over whether it belonged to the IS or not.
Taking notice of the rumours, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, before leaving for a trip to China, had asked the Islamabad inspector general of police (IGP) to look into the matter and submit a report. Khanna Police Station House Officer Abdul Sattar had earlier told media that the flag did not belong to IS.

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