By Raza Ruman
Finally anchor Imran Riaz Khan who was critical of the army establishment for allegedly supporting what he called ‘imported government’ is send behind bars.
He was arrested on Tuesday near the outskirts of Islamabad.
This was a writing on the wall as he constantly taking on the boss of the establishment. And now he has to pay the price to touch the ‘untouchables’.
His counsel Mian Ali Ashfaq told Dawn.com that Imran Riaz was named in 17 treason cases across Punjab and he was arrested despite being on bail.
Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry strongly condemned the arrest and hope that the courts would take action. On his Youtube channel through which he is making a lot of money, Imran Riaz had directly addressed Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and alleged that he was threatened after asking questions from military sources about the country’s current political and economic situation.
Riaz in a video message said if he was not released in five hours another video will be released from his channel expose the names of all powerful involved in threatening and arresting him.
Situations in Pakistan right now #میں_بھی_عمران_ریاض_ہوں #WeStandWithImranRiaz pic.twitter.com/pw2gnhawNf— The Humanist (@Khanoo174) July 5, 2022
What is wrong with this fascist government and neutrals?There is no freedom of speech in this country.People are arrested just because of a constructive criticism.I hope everything gets well #WeStandWithImranRiaz #میں_بھی_عمران_ریاض_ہوں pic.twitter.com/DMinqgUfCy— GURUji ⁱᴾⁱᵃⁿ𓃵 (@11Wwazir) July 5, 2022
#میں_بھی_عمران_ریاض_ہوں #عزم_عالیشان_عمران_خان— Sheikh Hanan PTI 🇵🇰 (@sheikhhananpti) July 5, 2022
SENIOR ANCHOR AND ANALYST IMRAN RIAZ KHAN ARRESTED. pic.twitter.com/r9IqajBZxo
Is this a martial law or what? A journalist arrested for speaking against regime change operation. Shame on Imported govt and their handlers.— Usman Ahmad Ch (@UsmanAhmadCh1) July 5, 2022
Important Message of Imran Riaz Khan on his Arrest!!!#میں_بھی_عمران_ریاض_ہوں pic.twitter.com/Y6dqRZP9z7— 𝑲𝒉𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒓 𝑯𝒂𝒚𝒂𝒕 𝑨𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏 (@Khizerh786) July 5, 2022
This is totally unacceptable, you cannot shut down his voice by taking such pathetic actions,we stand with you Imran Riaz Khan just stay strong and keep the spirit high to fight against this regimen change .#میں_بھی_عمران_ریاض_ہوں pic.twitter.com/juQeWO3au4— Maan (@Maan80141789) July 5, 2022
Now it’s time to wake-up otherwise next will be you and me— afaque aly (@AfaqueAlee2) July 5, 2022
We are with you imran riaz khan #NewProfilePic— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) July 5, 2022
#میں_بھی_عمران_ریاض_ہوں #PakistanUnderFascism pic.twitter.com/IpmZzT4E4B
It is said Imran Riaz has crossed a red line for which he will have to pay price. On social media barrage of support for Imran Riaz poured in. PAK DESTINY