September 15, 2020
ISLAMABAD--Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights has taken notice of the registration of a treason case against journalist Absar Alam and summoned Jhelum’s district police officer (DPO), according to the body’s chairman Senator Nawaz Khokhar.
In a tweet, the PPP Senator said: “Senate Human Rights Committee has taken notice of reg of an fir against journalist Absar Alam. DPO Jhelum has been called. Parliament will keep on raising its voice but would the superior judiciary also take note? As guardian of the constitution & protector of citizen’s rights!”
Police in Jhelum registered the sedition case against Alam for his tweets against the government and the military.
However, in an interview, Alam said the case had been registered because he asked for the money trail of Lt. Gen. (Retd) Asim Bajwa’s business interests in and outside Pakistan.
Bajwa, who heads the CPEC Authority, is also an advisor to the prime minister on information and broadcasting.
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