Former DG FIA Bashir Memon has alleged that during his tenure, he was summoned to the “highest office” and was told to file a terrorism case against members of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s social media cell after a picture of the first lady was circulated on social media.
Memon had resigned on November 20, 2019, days before he was supposed to retire as a mark of protest against being posted out close to his retirement date.In an interview with journalist Matiullah Jan, the first part of which was uploaded on the latter’s YouTube channel on Monday, Memon said: “There was a picture on social media, regarding which they [said] that a terrorism case should be filed. It was a picture of the first lady [uploaded] on social media.
“How is this terrorism? There is a definition of terrorism in law. It was a normal picture, how was that terrorism?”When asked who told him to file a terrorism case, Memon said that he was summoned by the “highest office in Pakistan”. Jan asked if Prime Minister Imran Khan had attended the meeting Memon was summoned for but the former DG refused to take names. “I said the highest office,” he reiterated.