Ghulam Akbar Marwat
FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
Case is in additional 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.
On Jan 21st, 2022 Ghulam Akber Marwat told PPF that the case is in additional session court Lakki marwat court.
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0202-Acts against liberty
ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty
ICCS Class: N/A
ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty
Date of incident
Name of affected person
Ghulam Akbar Marwat
Other affected persons
No other person affected
Name of affected organization
Other affected organizations
No other organization affected
Age of victim
41 years old
Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced
Date of compensation announcement by government: No compensation announced
Date of compensation paid by government: No compensation announced
Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced
Date of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced
Date compensation paid by others: No compensation announced
Was FIR registered ?: Yes
Date of FIR: 08/03/2021
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
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: 19/03/2021
Date of last court hearing: 22/04/2021
Status of court case: Under Investigation
Journalist Union Status
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
Press Club Status
Press club 1: Lakki Marwat press club condemned
Press club 2:
Press club 3: