FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
FIA Cyber crime department sent notice to Nadeem Malik, No further proceedings held.
Summary of Case
"On 2 July, 2021.the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sent a notice to renowned journalist and TV anchor of Samaa TV, Nadeem Malik over his remarks on former accountability court judge Arshad Malik’s case during his show, Live with Nadeem Malik that aired.
Malik has been asked to appear at the FIA’s headquarters on July 6 with “all relevant information, documents, and evidence.” According to the notice dated July 2, the FIA has summoned the anchorperson under Section 160 of the Criminal Procedure Code. ""Please refer to your 'Nadeem Malik Live Programme' on Samaa News dated April 28, 2021, [that] revealed that you have important information which can be relevant for the agency to further investigate the above mentioned case and to link some relevant persons with this case,"" said the notice.
Politicians and journalists criticized the summons notice issued to anchorperson Nadeem Malik by the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Counter-Terrorism Wing."
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
ICCS Class: N/A
ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
Date of incident
Name of affected person
Other affected persons
No other person affected
Name of affected organization
Other affected organizations
No other organization affected
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)
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 ?: No FIR registered
Court where case was presented: Case not presented in any court yet.
Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case not presented in any court yet.
Date of first court hearing:
Date of last court hearing:
Status of court case: Case not presented in any court yet.
Journalist Union Status
"PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the behavior of FIA officials who even ignored seniority of a journalist apart from his right of maintaining confidentiality of source of information related to former judge of accountability court late Arshad Malik. “We want immediate withdrawal of notice by anti-terrorist wing of FIA and demand respect for journalists’ right to maintain secrecy of his source of information,” the journalists’ leaders said. Nadeem Malik, president of a private TV channel, is a senior journalist and anchor commanding respect of his followers and viewers and is known for credible stories and television content, the PFUJ leadership said."
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
"Journalist Syed Talat Hussain said, “FIA’s notice to Nadeem Malik, a reputable journalist, for personal appearance before the agency over his remarks on the notorious Arshad Malik case, is the latest example of unfolding fascism.” He claimed that the media was facing a “total assault”. Columnist and journalist Ansar Abbasi also praised Malik as an “honorable journalist” and said he became the “latest victim of the FIA’s misadventures against the media.” "
Samaa news condemn.
Press Club Status
Press club 1: N/A
Press club 2:
Press club 3: