Pakistani politician arrested for hate speech released on bail

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kifayat ullah who was arrested on September 10th under hate speech charges has been released on bail.He was released from Faisalabad Central Jail on Tuesday.

Mufti Kifayatullah, a former JUI-F provincial assembly member from Mansehra district, was arrested in Chiniot for making an objectionable and provocative speech at an “Ishtekam-i-Pakistan Conference” which was organized by another politician Ilyas Chinioti (PML-N) who is a member of Punjab Assembly.

Sources said the CTD police station in Faisalabad had registered a case against him under the Anti-Terrorism Act for speaking against minorities, state institutions and praising terrorists.

In previous conferences both politicians have praised banned Sunni outfits SSP & ASWJ who are responsible for attacks on minorities in Pakistan.