January 05, 2017
KARACHI - Samaa TV station head in Sukkur Imdad Phulpoto was abducted and tortured by police Thursday before being released hours later.
The channel reported the journalist had done several stories exposing Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah.
Police barged into his house at 8:00am, tortured his family members before he was taken away.
Television images showed Phulpoto’s shirt stained in blood with bruises on his face and he appeared to limp.
Samaa quoted Phulpoto as saying his brother and a cousin were also picked up by police and tortured. "I wasn't asked anything by the police. They just kept torturing me." He said he was asked to sign a blank paper but he refused.
Journalists across the country protested the abduction.
Image courtesy: Samaa
The News, December 28, 2016
I have never been to a torture chamber but the other day I accompanied my wife to a beauty parlor and was invited in since there were no other customers. Half an hour into observing the self-inflicted cosmetic cruelty that women voluntarily engage in, and you get the impression it makes Gitmo look like a holiday resort.
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