July 07, 2021
ISLAMABAD—Rahim Yar Khan Police reportedly tortured senior journalist and president of Bhong Press Club while in custody.
In a video clip tweeted by journalist Rauf Klasra, a handcuffed Asghar Jaffery, is seen talking to a local journalist outside the court.
Bhong Police, reportedly pressured by local influential, arrested him in a false case.
One of his eyes is badly affected due to torture and resulted in the loss of his eyesight. Asghar said that even in the 21st century, journalists are still oppressed in Pakistan because of reporting truth and highlighting wrong doings in society. According to him, local police arrested him in a false case and tortured him in custody all night.
Local journalists staged a sit-in outside the police station. Asghar was shifted to a healthcare center for medical treatment and later produced before a court.
According to the latest reports, Asghar has been freed an an ASI named Abid suspended.
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