December 05, 2021
MUZAFFARGARH —A local toll plaza contractor tortured and mistreated television reporters and camerapersons, heading to cover a provincial minister's visit.
The incident took place when journalists reached the Taunsa Barrage toll plaza. Reportedly, the toll plaza was set up by a local politician illegally.
Asif Shehzad and Taimoor Athar, the reporters, working with local TV channels, were thrashed and taken hostage by the contractor and his team at the barrage.
The district press club representatives called Kot Addu SDPO Saadat Hussain. He later ordered the registration of a case on the application of journalists and arrested the contractor.
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