Gul Bukhari

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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 11 Feb 2020, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari over her defamatory remarks against state institutions of the country.

Currently, Bukhari lives 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.

She has recently written columns critical 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.

While talking to, Bukhari said she had not received a formal summons.

"I retweeted [the document and reports] because that is what they ran on the news. But I did not receive any notice," she told

Addressing the charges explained in the press release, Bukhari said: "The grounds are not clear. They said I incite people against state institutions and [am involved in] terrorism.

"They are portraying it as a broad investigation and have included BLA and the Haqqani Network, but the rest of the press release is about me. The thing is, BLA and Haqqani Network do not talk about the state. They kill people."

She further said that she does "not have anything against any institution", adding that the press release was part of attempts to silence her.

Category of Incident


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






Name of affected person

Gul Bukhari

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

No organization affected, she works as freelancer

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)




Capital Territory


Social media activist

Professional category


Age of victim

56 years

Marital Status


Compensation Details

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

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Yes

Court where case was presented: FIA Cyber Crime Wing

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Not Available

Date of first court hearing:

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Status of court case: Not Available

Journalist Union Status






Not required to contact

Media Source Status

Media reports:

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Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

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