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PML-N’s Waleed Butt arrested for cricitising PM, institutions

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
Posted: Jun 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
PML-N’s Waleed Butt arrested for cricitising PM, institutions

Photo: Waleed Asif Butt/Facebook

A PML-N leader, Waleed Butt, has been arrested by the FIA for defaming PM Khan and state institutions on public forums.  

He was taken into custody on Tuesday from his house in a private housing society in Gujranwala.

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A complaint was registered against him with the FIA on Monday. It accused him of using derogatory language against the premier, judiciary and Pakistan Armed Forces. A case has been registered against him under sections 11 (hate speech) and 20 (harming the reputation or privacy of a natural person) of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016, and sections 500 (defamation), 505 (stateman engaging in public mischief) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

A person can be imprisoned for up to seven years if convicted under Section 11. Section 20 is punishable by a jail term of three and/or a fine of Rs1 million.

Butt, who is quite active on social media, is the president of the Hamza Youth Wing of the PML-N.

Inspector Rana Asad Ramzan is investigating the case.

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      MAZHAR AZIZ ANSARI  June 18, 2019 6:23 pm/ Reply

    Such persons should be dealt with swear punishment to set an example for others to understand that you can’t redicul your Armed forces. Is this possible in USA OR INDIA ?

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      masood  June 19, 2019 4:11 pm/ Reply

    In those countries the institutions are also not interfering or dictating the democratic elected office holders. this is not democracy but a sham

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