Updated January 1st, 2024 at 22:23 IST
Pakistani senate recommends harsh punishment for those spreading 'malicious' propaganda about army
The resolution tabled in the Pakistani senate initially called for those spreading propaganda against the army to be banned from public office.
ISLAMABAD: On Monday, as per a report by Dawn, the Pakistani senate adopted a unanimous resolution recommending ‘severe punishment’ for those spreading ‘malicious and negative propaganda’ against the nation's armed forces. The resolution was first tabled by PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party) senator Bahramanad Khan Tangi who called for a decade-long disqualification for those found spreading propaganda against the armed forces and other security agencies of the nation.
According to a report by PTI, the resolution highlighted the “huge sacrifices of armed forces and other security agencies in the war against terror and for the defence and protection of the country’s borders" and asserted that a “strong army and other security agencies are indispensable for the defence of the country, especially because of the hostile neighbourhood”.
The report by Dawn noted that Tangi later withdrew the demand for a decade-long disqualification from public office, instead recommending ‘severe punishment’ as per the law.
Published January 1st, 2024 at 22:23 IST