May 01, 2019
KARACHI – Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s interim pre-arrest bail was confirmed on Tuesday by a district court in an alleged case relating to cyber terrorism and defamation.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered the case against Jillani.
The charges relate to his appearance on the ‘Aaj Kamran Khan Show’ on March 18 where he spoke about the enforced disappearances allegedly carried out by the military.
He was also charged over a tweet he published highlighting the allegations of political engineering by a Pakistan Army general.
Dawn.com reported that the district and sessions judge (South) Imdad Hussain Khoso pronounced his verdict, which was reserved last week after hearing arguments from Jillani’s counsel and FIA prosecutor on his application for bail confirmation.
The judge confirmed the interim bail, granted to the journalist against a surety bond of Rs100,000, Dawn said.
Photo: Twitter (@ShahzebJillani)
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