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Nisar orders action against those defaming Pak Army on social media

Nisar orders action against those defaming Pak Army on social media
May 15, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 15 May: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take immediate action against all those who are involved in defaming and tainting Pakistan Army on social media.
In a statement issued by Interior Ministry, Chaudhry Nisar said that the Constitution, while providing guarantee of freedom of expression, makes it clear that security and defence matters and relevant organisation would not be subjected to criticism and no citizen would indulge in any such activity that negatively impacts the prestige, repute and respect of the armed forces. He warned that no one has the right to defame Pakistan Army under freedom of speech adding that unjustified negative campaign in the pretext of freedom of expression is not acceptable. He said that no one who is intentionally and unintentionally defaming the reputation of Pakistan Army would be tolerated.
The Interior Minister has directed FIA to launch indiscriminate crackdowns against all those who defame the armed forces on social websites such as Facebook, Twitter etc. “Indiscriminate action will be taken against all persons involved in the act,” he said.
However, the directives has no mention of what kind of action would be taken.

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