Pak FC Detains Quetta Journalist for Criticism on Facebook

Zafarullah Achakzai, who works at Urdu daily Qudrat, was picked up from his house Sunday by the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC), the security force deployed in restive Balochistan province. "FC personnel in uniform came in five vehicles and raided my house late Sunday night. They cordoned the streets and asked for my son without mentioning any charge," Achakzai s father Naimatullah Achakzai, who is also chief editor of Qudrat, told. "We did not know where they took him... After five days they handed him over to the FIA (Federal Investigation Agency), which charged him under cybercrime laws for criticising the FC," Achakzai said. He said that Zafarullah appeared in court on Thursday and was remanded into FIA custody for six more days as the investigation continues. Two local government officials confirmed Zafarullah s arrest and charges. This is how free voice is murdered in Pakistan by its Government.