Journalist shot at, injured by elite police
OKARA: An Elite Police Patrol official on Monday night shot at and injured a young journalist when he didn’t stop at a picket near the Additional District Headquarters Hospital on Okara-Depalpur Road.
Faisal Yameen, reporter of an Urdu daily, along with his cousin Imran was on his way home by a car. When he didn’t stop on the signal of the police patrol, one of the officials manning the picket opened fire.
The journalist who received a bullet in his head was referred to the Lahore General Hospital in a critical condition from the emergency ward of the DHQ hospital.
Meanwhile, members of the Okara Press Club held an emergency meeting chaired by President Rao Fazalur Rehman and condemned the incident.
District Police Officer Babar Bakht Qureshi assured the club members that the official would be booked and arrested.