February 24, 2018
LAHORE – Iftikhar Bhatti, a reporter with Capital TV in Pakpattan was beaten up and injured in an attack allegedly spearheaded by PML-N MPA Mian Naveed and his accomplices.
According to reports, the attack was the result of Bhatti’s stories on corruption. His house was attacked by armed men who also fired aerial shots and beat him up before fleeing.
Police arrested one perpetrator but have yet to register an FIR.
The Lahore and Pakpattan Press Clubs have condemned the incident and called for immediate arrest of the assailants.
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