Absar Alam

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

The case is under investigation in FIA

Summary of Case

"On Sep 09, 2020 a sedition FIR has been recorded against senior journalist and ex-PEMRA chief Absar Alam in Dina, Jhelum. The FIR was filed on an application by a lawyer, Khursheed Alam, from Jhelum who has complained that Absar Alam on his twitter account has used derogatory language against state institutions and personalities, dubbing it seditious. He asked that the ex-PEMRA chief be charged under 131 PPC, 124A, 505, 499, 20 PECA, and High Treason Section 6. Reacting to the developments, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemned the sedition case against former PEMRA chairman Absar Alam in baseless, fabricated and concocted allegations, and demanded his immediate release and withdrawal of FIR. While condemning the FIR against senior journalist and former PEMRA chairman Absar Alam, the PFUJ leadership warned that such concocted case and malicious trend against journalists’ community seems to be an agenda being followed by the current government and those elements who have always been against freedom of speech and media. They urged the government to immediately withdraw the FIR against Absar Alam, which clearly indicate that false cases are being registered against vocal journalists and media men. Absar Almam told PPF that the case transferred to FIA and standing committee already called me for investigation. Further I Can’t share any other any personal information. Dina Police Station Naib Mohrer Mr. Mazhar told PPF that the case is in under investigation and transferred to FIA "

Category of Incident

FIR Register

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

Reported By

The News International

Date of incident

9

Month

Sep

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Absar Alam

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Not applicable

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Lawyer Khursheed Alam

City

Jhelum

Province

Punjab

Designation

Ex PEMRA Cheif

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

57 Years

Marital Status

Married

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation Announced

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation Announced

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: Yes

Date of FIR:

FIR Details: FIR# 492/20

Police station of FIR: Dina Police Station

Name of complainant: Chaudhry Naveed Ahmed

Name of accused in FIR: Absar Alam

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Under Investigation

Court where case was presented: No case registered in court

Name of prosecuting lawyer: No case registered in court

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: No case registered in court

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Condenm

APNS

Not requied to contact

CPNE

Not requied to contact

PBA

Not requied to contact

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Not required to contact

Press club 2: Not required to contact

Press club 3: Not required to contact