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Arrested Pak TV host released on bail

Lahore: A Pakistani television host accused of making defamatory remarks against the government, judiciary and intelligence agencies has been released on bail. Rizwan Razi, who hosts a talk shown on Din News, was arrested on Saturday from his residence in Lahore by the cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
According to the FIA, the initial investigation revealed that Razi’s social media posts were made through his Twitter account.
The FIA sought extension of the journalist’s remand on Sunday, but the court rejected it and granted bail to Razi against a surety bond of Rs one lakh, Razi’s counsel said. He said that the magistrate said that the suspect should avoid discussing armed forces and judiciary in his programmes and “it is a test for him, and his shows and posts on social media will be monitored.” Razi’s counsel argued that the arrest of his client was against the freedom of expression and that he did not commit any crime as he was arrested without any complaint.
It said that the initial investigation had revealed that Razi’s posts against the army and judiciary were made through his Twitter account. (PTI)

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