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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 21, 2021

Firing on journalist Absar Alam: Case registered in Islamabad

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
Senior journalist and former chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam. File photo

ISLAMABAD: A case has been registered against unidentified men for firing senior journalist and former chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam at  Shalimar Police station, Geo News reported on Wednesday.

Absar Alam was shot in Islamabad a day ago by unidentified men when the veteran journalist was taking a walk in a park in the federal capital's F-11 area.

According to the TV report, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Investigation along with the team inspected the crime scene.

In addition, the video of CCTV cameras installed in the area is also being obtained for further investigation.

Following the attack, a video of the wounded former PEMRA chairman travelling in a car surfaced on social media.

He can be heard saying he was walking outside his home when he was "shot by someone".

"My message to those who shot me: I will not be intimidated," Alam added.