Former PEMRA Chief Absar Alam Shot in Stomach; Sheikh Rasheed Takes Notice Of The Attack

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Apr, 2021. 08:32 pm
Absar Alam shot in abdomen

Former (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) PEMRA chairman Absar Alam was shot in Islamabad here on Tuesday (today).

The veteran journalist Absar Alam said unidentified men shot him and made a run for it.

According to police, the former PEMRA Chief was shot in the stomach but is in a stable condition now.

“The journalist was taking a walk in a park situated in the capital’s F-11 area when unidentified men came and shot him,” police added.

Later, a video of the wounded journalist travelling in a car surfaced began to circulate all over social media.

“My message to those who shot me: I will not be intimidated,” Alam said in the video.

However, Alam was immediately shifted to the hospital for further medical assistance.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has taken notice of the attack and ordered an investigation into it.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry condemned the incident and said the government had directed the police to examine the matter seriously.

Moreover, SAPM Shahbaz Gill also extends sincere wishes to the injured PEMRA chief.

Also, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has prayed for Alam’s speedy recovery and expressed strong dissatisfaction over the attack.

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