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FIA arrests man for blackmailing woman on social media

LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly blackmailing a woman and pretending to circulate her objectionable pictures on social media.

The woman has lodged a complaint with the cyber crime wing alleging that the suspect, named Saqib Ali, was harassing her and threatening to upload her personal pictures on social media.

According to the FIA, the suspect was sending objectionable pictures of the woman through her relatives on social media.

FIA conducted a raid and apprehended Saqib Ali and also recovered the objectionable pictures from him. The suspect is being interrogated for further investigations.

In a similar case, the FIA arrested a youth last week for allegedly harassing a girl on the social media. Asadullah Khan had filed a complaint that a person named Shahroz was blackmailing his daughter using obscene images and videos.

FIA conducted a raid and apprehended the accused, recovered the pictures and registered a case against him.

The federal agency has been taking strict action against people using social media to harass women for the purpose to black mail them.

In July this year, the Senate Standing Committee on Interior had directed the FIA to take action against those who exploit social media for propaganda, mislead nation and use abusive language against opponents.

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