Islamabad (HRNW) Law enforcement agencies and investigators have widened the ongoing crackdown against trolls who have been targeting the Pakistan Army allegedly on the behest of a political party.
At least 25 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered so far and 135 notices have been served on various accused.
In a crucial development, the authorities have sought permission from the interior ministry for the arrest of a former Pakistan Army major. An FIR against Major (retired) Nadeem Dar has already been registered in Rawalpindi.
Profiles of at least 250 suspects who attacked the defense institution have been compiled so far.
The troll campaign began in recent months but took an ugly turn after a Pakistan Army helicopter crashed in Balochistan’s Lasbela on August 1. All six on board including Corp Commander Quetta Lt. General Sarfraz Ali were martyred.