Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senator Azam Swati was taken into custody early Thursday morning by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime unit for allegedly making ‘controversial tweets’ against state institutions, including army chief. The FIA arrested Swati for “using false information” through his official Twitter handle, “which is likely to incite any Officer, Soldier, Sailor, or Airman in the Army, Navy or Air Force to mutiny”.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a “mastermind” and at least six others members of his network for alleged attempt to ‘malign’ the Pakistan army. The group was involved in launching a Twitter trend against the Pakistan Army and security institutions, following recent political developments in the country. The drive against the security institutions began with the ouster of Imran Khan as the prime minister.
A) in a defamation suit filed by PPP leader Sharmila Farooqi for allegedly mocking her mother Anisa over her makeup look. Farooqi had approached the cybercrime wing of the FIA in January, seeking action against Nadia Khan for her controversial video featuring her mother.
Looks like famous TikTok star Hareem Shah will get away with yet again another shenanigan, after the Sindh High Court restrained FIA from taking any coercive action against her. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Karim Khan Agha restrained FIA from taking any action till March 8, the next date of hearing in connection with a money laundering inquiry.
The Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) has discovered an international gang operating a “porn app” from Karachi, owned by female residing in Karachi. The FIA on Saturday arrested one suspect and registered a case against the female owner, Ramsha and her partners, who forcefully engaged women for pornographic acts. Qadir, her partner, published job advertisements in different newspapers to hire female workers.
The cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency has arrested two ATM hackers in Islamabad on Sunday. According to the FIA officials, they recovered thumb impressions of over 4,500 people in their laptop and a money transfer application in their cellphones. The officials said that the suspects had 10 cellphones and 13 sim cards which were being used for unlawful activities.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency to take strict action against social media users posting anti-judiciary content. The premier has instructed the FIA director-general to form a separate team to look into the matter and submit a report soon. The FIA has been asked to curb propaganda against Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and other Supreme Court judges.
Facebook has agreed to expedite information sharing with Pakistani authorities in connection with investigations in cyber crime cases. A team from Facebook’s Asia Pacific headquarters visited the office of Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia to discuss issues of cooperation and data sharing between FIA and Facebook. The two teams discussed mutual collaboration and cooperation in data sharing as well as cyber crime awareness among social media users in Pakistan.
The body of a driver employed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was found hanging from a tree in Islamabad on Tuesday, police said. The body of the man was found hanging from a tree in a green area next to Ibn-e-Sina road in the capital’s Sector G-9/2, within the jurisdiction of Margalla police station. Police took the body into custody and started an investigation into the death.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday called for the merger of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) into a single agency. Chaudhry also called for talks between the opposition and the government to ensure that such an agency could be formed. Currently, the two bodies are independent but their jurisdictions and operations overlap in some areas.