Islamabad, (UNI): Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested journalist Mohsin Baig after a raid on his house in Islamabad.
FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing (CCW) and a heavy contingent of police surrounded the journalist’s home in the morning and took him into custody.
Baig has been critical of the government’s policies and used to appear in TV talk shows as an analyst, reports The News.
According to ARY News, Mohsin Baiq is blamed for initiating a debate on a television show with obscene references towards Prime Minister Imran Khan and a federal minister.
Baig’s son told Geo News that FIA officials in plainclothes came to the house earlier today and arrested his father.
The FIA “faced resistance” during the raid and “dragged” the journalist to the van.
Renowned Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, in a tweet said: Mohsin Baig was waiting for his arrest since long. His arrest is a sign of weakness not strength of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
This is the second arrest made by the law enforcement agencies during the past week over anti-government commentary, reports The News.
On Monday, the FIA had arrested a social media activist for “running trends against the prime minister” on social media.