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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 Dawn.com, 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 Dawn.com.
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 Divisions: 0209 -Defamation or insult
ICCS Group: 02099-Other defamation or insult
ICCS Class: N/A
ICCS Crime: Defamation or insult
Date of incident
Name of affected person
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
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)
Social media activist
Age of victim
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 ?: No
Was case investigated ?: Yes
Court where case was presented: FIA Cyber Crime Wing
Name of prosecuting lawyer: Not Available
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Status of court case: Not Available
Journalist Union Status
Not required to contact
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
Press Club Status
Press club 1: N/A
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