Aaj TV team attacked -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Aaj TV team attacked

ISLAMABAD (May 20 2008): Three miscreants on Monday attacked an Aaj news channel team at Dhok Hafiz near Airport Chowk. According to a staffer, an Aaj TV channel’s team was on its way to its office in Islamabad after giving coverage to a Lahore High Court Bar Association conference at Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Registry.

Three armed men riding a motorbike intercepted their van and asked the driver to stop as soon as the team reached the traffic signal at Airport Chowk. The attackers fired three gun shots at the van when the driver refused to stop the vehicle. Luckily no one was hurt.

Two police cops, who were on duty around the spot, arrested one of the attackers, Hashim, a resident of Rawalpindi, while his accomplices managed to make good their escape. He was taken to a police station. Later, police registered an FIR against the attackers under section 324 of PPC.

Meanwhile, Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman while condemning the incident announced that the matter would be investigated thoroughly.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:5/20/2008