ISLAMABAD: In continuation to ongoing assaults and harassment of essential media individuals, now senior journalist Matiullah Jan has been attacked on approach to house alongside together with his household within the Bhara Kahu space of the federal capital.
Matiullah, one of many main journalists, was heading residence alongside together with his two sons (18 years and thirteen years previous) when at 1600 hrs within the afternoon his automotive was attacked utilizing heavy stones by two attackers on a motorbike within the Bhara Kahu space. The windscreen of the automotive was broken and the attackers managed to flee.
One individual driving the motorbike was sporting a helmet whereas the individual sitting behind him and throwing stones carried no helmet. There are numerous buildings across the place of the incident a few of which have CCTV cameras from which assist could be taken to determine the attackers.
Geofencing of cell numbers on the location on the time of assault also can assist determine the attackers. Nevertheless, no progress was made till Sunday night time on this regard. An software of the incident was moved to the Bhara Kahu Police Station.
An essential facet of the continued collection of assaults on essential journalists in Pakistan is that they’re attacked when they’re both accompanying their households or are current of their houses as a way to guarantee most harassment. Virtually the identical sample is used and virtually the identical individuals are despatched to hold out the assaults.
In virtually all of the situations, the motion or the situation of attackers was recognized however no motion was taken. Matiullah got here underneath assault on Saturday (Sep 23) when his household was shifting someplace within the Bhara Kahu space. He parked his automotive on the roadside to get one thing by leaving his household within the automotive.
Whereas he was away, an individual approached the automotive and gave a packet to a member of the family saying, ‘give it to Matiullah’. In a state of confusion, the member of the family took the packet contemplating Matiuallah might have despatched it.
Matiullah advised this correspondent that upon his return when he was informed concerning the packet, he instantly smelled one thing fishy and contemplating there could possibly be one thing dangerous within the packet and easily threw it out of the automotive and drove away. Inside 24 hours of the incident, his automotive was attacked brazenly on a principal street on Sunday afternoon.
Attackers in a collection of assaults on journalists are apparently so highly effective that the federal authorities, police and regulation enforcement appear helpless to proceed regardless of many evidences. The state of affairs has grow to be a lot tense and everyone seems to be a lot horrified that authorities officers and even federal ministers hesitate to talk and even take heed to such complaints of repeated assaults on journalists and their households.
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