TANK: Around seven armed men attacked and injured a senior tribal journalist and correspondent for “The News” and “Geo News” Irfan Burki and his son and cameraman here Tuesday, police officials said.
Irfan Burki has been covering the troubled tribal region of South Waziristan for The News International and Geo News over the years.
According to police officials, Irfan Burki left his office in Tank bazaar and was on his way home along with his son Tanvir Burki and cameraman Shahid, when seven men armed with guns and sticks attacked them.
“Irfan Burki received injuries on head and left arm while his son was stabbed in the stomach. The cameraman suffered injuries on his right arm,” a police official said.They were later shifted to the hospital where they were provided emergency treatment.
The doctors said that the left arm of Irfan Burki and right arm of his cameraman had been fractured. They said the journalist’s son had suffered serious injuries in the stomach.Irfan Burki complained that he had approached the police but the local administration didn’t take any action against the culprits.
“Before this incident, I had informed the police and local administration about these criminals. Now I have lodged a proper report against them after they assaulted us, but even then the police were not ready to take any action,” the injured journalist complained.