Faisalabad court awards five-year jail term to anti-Army campaigner

F.P. Report

FAISALABAD: A sessions court of Faisalabad awarded a man five years jail term for launching a smear campaign against Pakistan Army and martyrs of Lasbela helicopter crash on his Twitter account, on Thursday.

An FIR was registered against Sikandar Zaman son of Muhammad Irshad, a resident of Faisalabad, on August 21, 2022 under Section 20/24 (C) of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 read with 500/505 PPC at Police Station FIA, CCRC, Faisalabad.

Additional Sessions Judge Faisalabad Munsif Khan said the accused wanted to spread panic in the society through social media campaign.

The judge sentenced Sikandar Zaman for five years imprisonment along with fine of Rs250,000 in FIR No130/22.

After the registration of FIR, the FIA started an investigation against the accused.