Ghulam Akbar Marwat

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case is in Ad. Session Lakki marwat Court.

Summary of Case

"On 11 March, 2021 a case has been registered against senior journalist Ghulam Akbar Marwat associated with Express Newspaper in Lakki Marwat, Peshawar over unveiling alleged corruption in the distribution of subsidized flour. The Food Department has also accused the journalist of blackmailing. Ghulam Akbar Marwat, who is president of Lakki Marwat Press Club, broke a news few days ago that the district food controller in connivance with the flour mills owners was doing malpractices in distribution of subsidized flour available from the government due to which the citizens are finding it difficult to get the flour on subsidized rates. The journalist community, Federal Union of Journalists and Khyber Union of Journalists has condemned the registration of case against him and termed it an attack on freedom of media. On 13-Mar-21 Speaking to PPF Mr. Ghulam Ahmed Marwat said that journalists were receiving complaints from citizens that they were not receiving flour at subsidized rates. He said he unveiled the corrupt practices of the Food Department and flour mills owners due to which the district food officer got registered a case against him. The journalist said it was announced on the official Facebook page of deputy commissioner that flour bags would be provided in Mandrakhel village on official rates, but the Food Department said only 500 flour bags are available. He said he came to know that only 370 flour bags were distributed in that village. He claimed that he came to know through 'credible sources' that the Food Department, district administration and mills owners were hand-in-glove for this misappropriation, and now he is being punished for bringing facts before public. Food authority filed fake FIR against me because I unveiled their alleged corruption. When authorities knew that I have their footage they threatened me. But, I did my job and Report about their corruption in Newspaper. I am on pre arrest bail. SHO of PS Lakki Marwat Mr. Javed Khan told PPF that Case is in Session judge Lakki Marwat next hearing will be on 22 April, 2021. Ghulam Akber himself will provide evidences of his innocence. We are not investigating this case. "

Category of Incident

Case Register

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0202-Acts against liberty

ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty

Reported By

MENAFN

Date of incident

11

Month

March

Year

2021

Name of affected person

Ghulam Akbar Marwat

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Express News

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Police

City

Lakki Marwat

Province

Peshawar

Designation

Reporter

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

41 years old

Marital Status

Married

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced by Government

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 by Government

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 NO. 229

Police station of FIR: Lakki Mrwat PS

Name of complainant: Aman Khan District food Controler

Name of accused in FIR: Ghulam Akber Marwat

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Under Investigation

Court where case was presented: Session judge Lakki Marwat

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Adv. Habib Ur Rehman

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Under Investigation

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Condenm

APNS

Not required to contact

CPNE

Not required to contact

PBA

Not required to contact

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required to contact

Employer organization

Not required to contact

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Khyber Union of Journalist

Press club 2: Lakki Marwat Press Clun

Press club 3: Peshawar press club