No Respect for Journalists in Pakistan: Female Reporter Saima Nawal gets slapped by a Guard on Duty

The video of the Frontier Constabulary guard named Hassan Abbas slapping a female reporter of a private TV channel has gone viral on the social media

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Reporter Saima kanwal of a local channel in Pakistan gets slapped by a security guard. Source Youtube

KARACHI, October 21, 2016: A case has been registered in the Karachi Police station on Thursday against FC (Frontier Constabulary) trooper who was deployed as a guard at NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) office in the Nazimabad area of the capital.

The video of the Frontier Constabulary guard named Hassan Abbas slapping a female reporter of a private TV channel has gone viral on the social media. The reporter of channel K-21, Saima Kanwal was covering a live programme concerned with the problems faced by the citizens at the NADRA registration office, police officials said. The video has grabbed the attention of associated authorities and they have taken serious action toward this, mentioned Indiatimes.com report.

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The Gulbahar police station has filed the case against the FC personnel for slapping Saima Nawal. Click To Tweet

The Indiatimes report mentioned that police might reach up to FC authorities to take the accused personnel in custody. “Gulbahar police have registered a case against the FC personnel over charges of conducting aerial firing and assaulting modesty of the female reporter of K-21 TV channel by slapping her,” the Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Muqadas Hyder told the reporters. The guard also harassed the channel’s cameraman as well as driver.

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NADRA officials also had given an application to lodge a FIR (First Information Report) against the reporter of K-21 for the “hindrances in official work” she created. The cameraman also recorded the empty shells after the guard’s firing.

– prepared by Chesta Ahuja, NewsGram.  Twitter: @ahuja_chesta

 

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