Newsmen flay delay in FIR against army officer -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Newsmen flay delay in FIR against army officer

SWABI- The Abaseen Union of Journalists has expressed anguish over the delay in the registration of case against an army major who had physically assaulted Dawn’s senior staff reporter Faraz Hashmi.

Mohammad Farooq and Haji Wali Mohammad, president and patron-in-chief of the union respectively, in a press statement said that the non-registration of case against the serving army officer despite a medical report proved that the much-trumpeted police reforms were just an eyewash.

The police instead of registering an First Information Report (FIR) against the army officer adopted various tactics to compel the journalist to make a compromise with the accused, they added.
Source: Dawn
Date:11/22/2001