November 12, 2021
ISLAMABAD —Inspector General of Police Islamabad, in a report submitted to the Supreme Court, informed that action had been taken against 32 people involved in harassing and attacking journalists, highlighting that 16 cases were registered with different police stations of Islamabad during the last year.
The report was submitted during the hearing of the apex court's suo motu case concerning harassment of journalists.
Investigative reports of 12 cases of the 16 had been submitted to the trial courts, the report further stated. The individual who attacked journalist Absar Alam had not been identified yet, it added.
"The person who attacked journalist Asad Ali Toor could not be identified by NADRA. According to NADRA, the faces of those who attacked Absar Alam and Asad Ali Toor were not clear," the report stated.
It further added that the accused who harassed journalist Meher Bukhari was under investigation.
"At present, total four cases are under investigation and strenuous efforts are being made to trace out culprits involved in the cases within shortest possible time and investigation will be concluded fairly, impartially and purely on merit."
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