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PM Advisors Visit PIMS To Inquire Cameraman Health

Islamabad (December 18, 2018): Advisors to Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani and Yousaf Baig Mirza visited the PIMS hospital Islamabad on Tuesday where they inquired about the health of cameraman of a private TV channel Syed Wajid Ali.

They condemned the violent incident against the cameraman and assured that justice will be done to him and the culprits will be brought to book.

Earlier, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed visited injured cameraman.

Talking to media at PIMS hospital Islamabad after inquiring about the health of a cameraman of private TV channel he said that the people of Pakistan have given a mandate to Prime Minister Imran Khan to take stringent action against corrupt elements to make Pakistan a corruption free country.

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A case has been registered against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s security guards for attacking a television cameraman on duty on Monday.

Wajid Ali, a cameraman working for private news channel, was filming Nawaz as he was leaving the Parliament House when his security guards attacked and injured him. Video footage shows the guards chasing the cameraman, who ran to save himself but was eventually overpowered and brought to the ground with kicks to his face.

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In the First Information Report (FIR) filed against three of Nawaz’s guards, Wajid Ali said that he was performing routine coverage of the Parliament session for his channel on Monday. As he began filming Nawaz when the former premier headed out of the Parliament, Nawaz’s chief security guard Shakoor asked two other guards to attack him, the cameraman recounted.

He tried to run away, but the two guards whose names he did not know caught up with him and tortured him. One of the guards told him he would be shot dead if he dared to come near again, Wajid Ali was quoted as saying in the FIR.

He then lost consciousness, and when he came to again, he was in hospital, the cameraman said.The FIR has been registered against Shakoor and the other two unnamed guards.

One of the guards was caught by journalists at the site of the incident before he could escape. He was handed over to Parliament House security. Another guard managed to flee.

The journalist community also staged a protest demonstration and demanded an action against the PML-N leadership.

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