Journalist Khalid Jamil sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand
ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad on Sunday sent journalist Muhammad Khalid Jamil to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to spreading “provocative narrative against the state institutions through social media platforms”.
The journalist was presented in an Islamabad district and sessions court today after completion of a two-day physical remand.
During the hearing, the FIA sought more physical remand of Jamil which was rejected by Islamabad court.
After hearing arguments, he was sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand.
Khalid Jamil, the bureau chief of a private news channel, was taken into custody from his residence at Media town, Islamabad.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), the accused was found “sharing and spreading highly intimidating content/tweets on social media platforms, including X”
The FIR invoked Section 505 (statement conducing to public mischief) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). It also included Section 20 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca).
The FIR asserted that the journalist was found to cause “harm to Pakistan”.