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Journalist Matiullah Jan attacked in Islamabad, remains unhurt


2 motorc­yclist­s threw a rock and smashe­d the windsc­reen of the journa­listing’s automobile whereas he was journey­ling to Bhara Kahu

Matiullah said this was the second time he had been attacked by unknown men.PHOTO: EXPRESS

Matiullah mentioned this was the second time he had been attacked by unknown males.PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and TV present host Matiullah Jan was attacked in Islamabad on Sunday, nonetheless, he remained unharmed.

Matiullah was travelling to Bhara Kahu from Islamabad together with his youngsters within the afternoon when two motorcyclists coming from the alternative facet of the highway threw a rock and smashed the windscreen of automobile.

Speaking to The Specific Tribune, Matiullah mentioned the rider was sporting a helmet and the individual sitting behind him threw a brick-like piece of concrete on the automobile.

The incident befell close to Phulgran. Matiullah turned the automobile round and tried to chase the 2 motorcyclists however they fled. He mentioned it was a pre-planned assault.

Matiullah mentioned the chance that he was attacked by the vested pursuits damage by his journalism and social media activism couldn’t be dominated out. He mentioned an assault on a journalist doesn’t have an effect on him or herself solely, slightly the entire society is affected. “To gag a journalist is to gag a society,” he remarked.

Matiullah mentioned this was the second time he had been attacked by unknown males. Just a few years in the past, he mentioned he was chased by one other automobile at night time and his windscreen was smashed in an analogous approach. These days, he mentioned, he was engaged on a narrative together with one other journalist who had additionally been attacked in the identical style across the identical time.

An utility in opposition to unknown attackers had been submitted to Bhara Kahu police however an FIR was but to be registered when this story was filed on Sunday night. Bhara Kahu SHO inspector Malik Bashir mentioned the police have been trying into the incident and a case can be registered quickly.

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