PTI’s social media post on Bangladesh founder triggers controversy
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued notices to three more leaders of the PTI to be present before the probe agency at 11am on Wednesday.

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POK and Kashmir News
File pic of Imran Khan and Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Islamabad, June 1: A controversial video involving Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman posted from the twitter account of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and former PM Imran Khan is continuing to roil Pakistani politics.

On Saturday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) issued notices to three more leaders of the PTI — PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan, Secretary General Omar Ayub Khan and Information Secretary Raoof Hasan – to be present before the probe agency at 11am on Wednesday.

The controversial post on X, formerly Twitter, attributed to Imran Khan, read: “Every Pakistani should study the Hamood ur Rahman Commission Report and get to know who was the true traitor, General Yahya Khan or Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”

Khan has already been issued notice in this regard.

The video argued that the former military dictator was responsible for the country’s breakup, referring to atrocities committed by the Pakistani military in erstwhile East Pakistan, which led to its breakup in 1971. It also included images of the current civilian and military leadership, alleging that they stole the PTI’s mandate in the general elections.

The post generated intense controversy, with the government accusing the PTI of “continuously fuelling the narrative of hatred and incitement” by comparing Imran to Sheikh Mujib.

The notices were issued as part of the investigation into the alleged illegal use of the PTI founder’s official X account. The FIA claims that the video aimed to incite public agitation against the state and its institutions, potentially spreading fear and unrest among the populace.

PTI leader Ali Muhammad Khan said that the party’s core committee will convene a meeting to discuss the controversial tweet. Moving forward, he said no posts will be made from the founder’s account without his explicit approval.

The FIA Cyber Wing has already launched an investigation over the controversial tweet.

The FIA Cyber Crime Cell team had reached Adiala Jail after obtaining permission from the Judicial Magistrate in Islamabad to question the incarcerated PTI founder on Thursday. However, Imran Khan refused to answer the FIA team’s questions, insisting that he would only respond in the presence of his lawyers.