May 23, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is warning that people posting "anti-state" content on social media will face prosecution.
He said Tuesday that recent attacks against the country's army and judiciary are unacceptable.
He confirms an ongoing crackdown on social media activists, saying that Pakistani security agencies have identified 27 accounts, which are under investigation.
Khan says six of them have been questioned, but not arrested, warning that there will be red lines in line with Pakistan's laws.
Officials at the Federal Investigation Agency have said the men faced questioning under cybercrimes laws for criticizing state policies and the army.
Rights groups have raised concerns, terming it a crackdown on dissent and freedom of speech. - AP/Image courtesy: Asia Despatch
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