Wife of journalist Ahmad Noorani attacked in Lahore

By: Irfan Malik      Published: 09:39 PM, 25 Nov, 2021
Wife of journalist Ahmad Noorani attacked in Lahore

In the Ghaziabad area of Lahore, a female journalist Ambreen Fatima was attacked by unknown assailants. The CCPO took notice of the incident and sought a report.

According to police officials, the female journalist didn’t call 15 for help. She then reached the police station Ghaziabad and reported that the unidentified assailants hit the vehicle with an iron rod, which shattered the screen of the vehicle.

Ambreen Fatima said that she has no enmity with anyone. Ghaziabad police registered a case of the incident while Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) took notice and sought a report from SP Cantt.

In the FIR, Ambreen Fatima stated that she and her children had left their house at 8pm on Wednesday.

"When we reached an adjoining street, an unidentified person raced towards the car and struck the vehicle's windscreen three to four times with an iron object with the intention to cause me harm," she said. Fatima added that the person also hurled death threats before running away.

The complainant added that she was associated with the journalistic community and worked for Nawa-i-Waqt. Fatima said she did not have enmity with anyone, and urged police to take action and provide her with protection.

PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif has said that the attack on journalist Ahmad Noorani's wife and journalist Ambreen Fatima is less to be condemned.

He said that the incident should be investigated at the highest level and the perpetrators should be severely punished in accordance with the law.

In this darkest and worst period for journalism, tactics like columns and program closures have become commonplace which are destroying Pakistan's global image. Truth-seekers cannot be stopped or harassed by attacks, he added.

Reporter: Irfan Malik

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