Punjab Government on Wednesday issued a prosecution notice to actor Hamza Ali Abbasi for spreading “false rumours” about the recent wave of child abductions across the province.
Abbasi, in his Facebook post, revealed that he has been served a legal notice by the provincial government.
“The notice must be served to the news outlets as well. I, as a Pakistani, say that these politicians are as insensitive like animals,” said Hamza in Geo News’ Capital Talk.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) senior leader Shafqat Mehmood alleged that “Abbasi is subject to such a treatment because he is a PTI supporter. The government cannot arrest or serve legal notices to anyone for their Tweets or Whatsapp messages.
“This incident underscores Nawaz government’s misuse of authority.”
In the month of Ramazan earlier this year, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) barred Abbasi from hosting his Ramazan shows on Aaj TV respectively after complainants received said the show had aired provocative content.