Authorities have arrested a social media user suspected of being involved in a threatening campaign against Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa, Geo reports.

Sources of The News identified the suspect as a social media user named Abdul Wasay, who lives in Rawalpindi. They said he used social media to run a “threatening campaign” against CJP Isa, where he threatened the chief justice and tried to damage his reputation.

“The rest of the people involved in the campaign will be identified and legal action will be taken against them,” the sources claimed.
The government has formed a joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate people who have been spreading harmful information on social media about Supreme Court judges, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), and government officers.


The JIT has been tasked to investigate mainly three specific points, according to a notification.

“To ascertain facts behind malicious social media campaign attempting to malign the image of honourable judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, to identify and to bring the culprits to book in accordance with the relevant laws and cause presentation of challans in the courts concerned, and to recommend measures for prevention against the occurrence of such incidents in future,” read the notification.