The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday issued a response to journalist and YouTuber Asad Ali Toor to appear before him and record his remarks asking for “defamation” of the state agency via television.
The so-called ‘Order of availability under Section 160 CrPC for voice recording’, which is available by Dawn.com, was sent to Toor’s home in Islamabad by the FIA Cyber Reporting Center in Rawalpindi.
He further added that the FIA Cyber Crime Rawalpindi was investigating “defamation of the Pakistani government through television” on the complaints of Fayyaz Mehmood Raja. The May 31 announcement did not specify the locations in question.
“The evidence shows that you are well aware of what happened / interview that took place,” he read.
“Therefore, they are ordered to appear before the signatories[ed]”to the FIA police, Center of Crime Reporting Center, Rawalpindi on June 4, 2021, at 11am” to answer such a question[s] as we have explained to you “, it added.
The statement said charges could be laid against the journalist if he did not comply.
In his grief, he saw Dawn.com, Raja said he watched a video on May 27 by Toor on social media “as it has been said on our esteemed organizations”.
Raja said he went through Toor’s routes on Twitter and Youtube and was shocked to learn that “this man is fulfilling the allegations against our organizations through actions and conspiracy.”
The complainant asked the FIA to take action against the journalist.
This is not the first time or research against Toor.
The journalist was charged with contempt of military service last year and has also been arraigned in court on the matter. According to MOTO, Toor is said to have been teaching lies about Pakistan and its organizations on television for a long time.
However, the Lahore High Court acquitted him when the FIA attorney told the court that no evidence had been found to support the case.
Last week, Toor was severely beaten by unknown individuals outside his home in Islamabad’s Sector F-10 on May 25.
According to police, some people gathered outside the journalist’s house in another building. A fight broke out between him and these people who fled immediately after being beaten.
Describing some of the incidents, Toor said in a video message that his tormentors had asked him about the source of his money.
Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain became aware of this and ordered the Islamabad police chief to investigate the matter.