YouTuber and social media activist Jameel Farooqui was arrested in Karachi on Monday for falsely accusing Islamabad police of torturing PTI leader Shahbaz Gill. In a statement, the Islamabad Police confirmed that Jameel Farooqui was arrested after a case was filed against him at the Ramna Police Station.
Commenting on Farooqui’s arrest, senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said the government was using coercive tactics to “control” a few media groups. “But the days of cruelty are numbered,” he added.
ابھی معلوم ہوا کہ @BOLNewsOfficial کے @FarooquiJameel کو گرفتارکر لیا گیا ہے،جب سے پاکستان میں الیکٹرونک میڈیا شروع ہوااب تک اس طرح کی سنسرشپ دھونس دھاندلی کی کوئ مثال نہیں ملتی،بدقسمتی سے چند میڈیا گروپس کو مناپلی دینے کیلئے ریاست کا جبر استعمال ہو رہا ہےلیکن ظلم کے دن تھوڑے ہیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 22, 2022
The police say that in his vlog, he said that the Islamabad Police had hurt Shehbaz Gill physically and sexually. The statement said that the police had said they would take action against people who made false, inflammatory, or made-up claims.