Gul Bukhari

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case closed as FIA didn't do further investigation and Gul Bukhari said she didn't received any notice. No one have her contact number she is out of pakistan

Summary of Case

"On February 12, 2020 Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned UK based Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari over her defamatory remarks against state institutions of the country. Bukhari lives in the United Kingdom (UK). A vocal critic of the military, Bukhari is a journalist and activist who has worked in broadcast and print for several media groups in Pakistan. She currently resides in the United Kingdom. FIA issued a notice in which she was directed to reach Pakistan within 30 days to clear her position regarding her alleged propaganda on social media against the Government of Pakistan. Otherwise, a case would be registered against her under the terrorism charges. According to the notice, the agency would also seek Bukhari’s extradition from the United Kingdom through Interpol, and could seize any property that Bukhari has in Pakistan. Bukhari was summoned for her columns in which she shared critical views of Pakistan’s government for the Indian news websites The Quint and The Print, and frequently posts political commentary on her Twitter account, where she has 345,000 followers. On Feb 12, 2020, in an interview with Dawn Bukhari said that she had not been formally served with any papers, and said she did not know what sparked the agency’s threats. She said she has no plans to return to Pakistan in response to the summons. Bukhari, who is a dual British-Pakistani citizen, said she did not believe she would be extradited from the United Kingdom, but said she felt she would need to be cautious if she traveled to other countries. Gul Bukhari did not came to Pakistan for any inquiry. "

Category of Incident

Defamation

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0209 -Defamation or insult

ICCS Group: 02099-Other defamation or insult

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Defamation or insult

Reported By

The Nation

Date of incident

11

Month

February

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Gul Bukhari

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

No other person affected

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)

City

Islamabad

Province

Capital Territory

Designation

Social media activist

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

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 ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: N/A

Court where case was presented: N/A

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: N/A

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Not required to contact

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: Not required to contact

Press club 2: Not required to contact

Press club 3: Not required to contact