Noor Islam

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Court released journalist as complainant himself denied the FIR

Summary of Case

"On 30 March, 2021 The Mangho Pir Police Station in Karachi arrested reporter of Daily Riyast and KNN News channel Noor Islam after a First Information Report was lodged against him under Section 385 and 386 of Pakistan Penal Code and 7 Anti-Terrorism Act. The journalist highlighted alleged crimes local police was committing and drugs sale in the area. The family said Islam was “receiving threats” from police and criminal gangs in the area. The family expressed concern over the safety of Islam in police custody. Karachi Union of Journalists condemned. On April 24, 2021 Speaking to PPF Mr. Noor Islam said a fake FIR of Extortion was filed against him in Mangho Pir police station. The case was presented in Anti-terrorism court on 1st April, 2021. The court gave remand to CIA, after investigation no evidence was found even the complainant Abdul Razzaq himself denied that Noor never demanded money and he don’t even know Noor. He was released after 4 days. On April 26, 2021 Investigation Officer Mr. Khalid Arain told PPF that the case of extortion against Noor Islam is closed now as it proved wrong. Meanwhile I gave Application against SHO to Additional IG. SHO has been removed from his post till the complete investigation. On Apr 22, 21 president of Karachi Press club (KUJ) told PPF that he don’t know about him. "

Category of Incident

Arrest

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0202-Acts against liberty

ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty

ICCS Class: "N/A"

ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty

Reported By

Freedom Network

Date of incident

30

Month

March

Year

2021

Name of affected person

Noor Islam

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

KNN

Other affected organizations

Daily riyasat

Action by

Police

City

Karachi

Province

Sindh

Designation

Reporter

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

39 years old

Marital Status

Married

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced by Government

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 by Government

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: Yes

Date of FIR:

FIR Details: FIR no. 256/21

Police station of FIR: Manghopir Police station

Name of complainant: Abdul Razzaq

Name of accused in FIR: Noor Islam

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Yes

Court where case was presented: ATC

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Closed

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required

Employer organization

KNN: 03158216749

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Karachi Press Club President Mr. Imtiaz

Press club 2: Karachi Union of journalist

Press club 3: Not required