FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
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 Daily Riyasat and KNN News channel's 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 of local police that they are involved in illegal drugs sale in the area.
On April 24, 2021 Speaking to PPF 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 Khalid Arain told PPF that the case of extortion against Noor Islam is closed now as it proved wrong. Meanwhile he gave application against SHO to Additional IG. SHO has been removed from his post till the complete investigation.
Mr. Muhammad Nawazish Bureau Chief KNN told that Noor Islam is our district reporter and he faced fake FIR because of his news reports regarding illegal activities in the area.
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0202-Acts against liberty
ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty
ICCS Class: N/A
ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty
Date of incident
Name of affected person
Other affected persons
No other person affected
Name of affected organization
Other affected organizations
Age of victim
39 years old
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 ?: Yes
Date of FIR: 30/03/2021
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
Was case investigated ?: Yes
Court where case was presented: ATC
Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A
Date of first court hearing: 01/04/2021
Date of last court hearing: 29/04/2022
Status of court case: Closed
Journalist Union Status
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
Muhammad Nawazish, bureau chief of KNN told that Noor Islam is our district reporter and he faced fake FIR because of his news reports regarding illegal activities in the area.
Press Club Status
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