Journalist Ahmad Noorani’s spouse attacked in Lahore

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LAHORE:

An unidentified individual attacked and issued demise threats to the spouse of journalist Ahmad Noorani – Ambreen Fatima – in Lahore on Wednesday, in accordance with a police report.

Ambreen, who can also be a journalist and related to an area Urdu each day, lodged a primary data report (FIR) with the Ghaziabad police station.

Ambreen informed the police within the criticism that she got here below assault when she left dwelling alongside together with her kids at 8pm on Wednesday.

“An unidentified individual from the close by avenue got here as much as my automotive and hit the car’s windscreen a number of instances with an iron object ..,” she mentioned.

She added that the accused additionally hurled demise threats earlier than fleeing the scene.

“I’m a journalist and don’t have any private enmity with anybody,” she mentioned within the criticism.

The Punjab police with out disclosing the id of the complainant confirmed that the feminine journalist was attacked within the provincial capital.

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In a tweet, the spokesperson mentioned the police instantly took the motion quickly after the sufferer visited the police station and a case in opposition to the suspect was registered.

“Groups led by the involved SP are working to determine and arrest the accused with the assistance of CCTV footages,” it added.

In the meantime, politicians and journalists condemned the assault and known as upon authorities to take motion in opposition to the culprits.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif mentioned that the incident needs to be investigated on the highest stage and the perpetrators needs to be severely punished as per the legislation.

“On this darkest and worst interval for journalism, ways like censoring columns and [TV] programmes have grow to be a norm which is destroying Pakistan’s world picture,” he added.

Journalist Noorani has been within the highlight since he not too long ago revealed a controversial story together with a purported leaked audio dialog of former chief justice Saqib Nisar whereby he allegedly directed an unidentified individual to condemn former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam.

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The event got here as Garret Discovery, a US agency that examined an alleged tape of the ex-CJP, has claimed it acquired a threatening name over its work to authenticate the audiotape.

“Right now we acquired a name saying our lives are in peril and the identical individual mentioned he’s going to file in courtroom in opposition to us for our work authenticating a file for Reality Focus. 1000+ calls and chat requests on our web site. Threatening our group to acquire a unique result’s unethical,” it mentioned through Twitter on Wednesday.

Nonetheless, the agency made no point out of the place the decision was constructed from.

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