KARACHI: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed apprehension over unconfirmed reports that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is registering cases against 49 journalists and social media activists under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca), 2016. In a tweet on Thursday, the HRCP said: “We demand that the state refrain from such action and stop using the FIA to curb political #dissent.”

Published in Dawn, September 25th, 2020