Journalist remanded in FIA custody

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Friday remanded a local journalist in three-day custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for his alleged involvement in uploading hate material against state institutions.

The cyber crime wing agency had arrested journalist Izharul Haq when he appeared before it to record his version in an inquiry initiated against him.

The agency officials presented him before Magistrate Yasir Arafat and sought his further physical remand to complete investigation.

Advocate Mian Dawood defended the journalist and opposed further remand. He said the FIA had arrested the journalist for criticizing the policies of PTI government and acquittal of former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case.