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Journalist briefly held, released

By Muhammad Farooq
April 29, 2020

SWABI: A senior journalist was arrested when he was performing his professional duty here on Tuesday.

Mohammad Iqbal, member of Abaseen Union of Journalists, when contacted said that Swabi Assistant Commissioner, Sohaib Butt accompanied by other officials and security personnel was talking with the traders in the district headquarters during his visit. He said that he was making footage of the officials on his cellphone but when they noticed it he was prevented from doing it.

Iqbal said that he was performing his professional duty but the officials told him that why he was covering their visit without permission. The journalist said the officials ordered the policemen to take him to Swabi city police station where he was put in lock-up.