Pakistan: Journalist Bilal Farooqi arrested over posts criticizing army

Pakistani authorities have detained a local journalist known to be a vocal critic of the army in Karachi on Friday. This is the latest in a series of arrests and abductions of journalists who have criticized the government.

According to the charges, Bilal Farooqi was involved in spreading hateful content about the country’s army and spreading religious hate.

“Through his (social media) posts, Bilal Farooqi defamed the Pakistan Army and anti-state elements used these posts for their vested…

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