Transporters thrash journalist -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Transporters thrash journalist

RAWALPINDI:Transporters of route No-1 thrashed journalist on complaint of not completing the route besides snatching his cell phone, cash, press card and national identity card on Monday.

As per details, the PPI Islamabad Staff Reporter, Syed Agha Ali RazaNaqvi was coming from his residence, Sadiqabad to his office located at Super Market Islamabad through public van bearing registration number C-4300 (Nowshera).

When the van reached Faizabad stop, the driver and his cleaner asked all the commuters to get off the van as the van will not go to Islamabad.

The journalist along with other commuters asked the driver to complete the route as all other public transports were also going to Islamabad and there was no ban on the entry of public transport into the capital city.

The driver and its cleaner, then started abusing the journalist and pulled him out of the van forcibly. The journalist introduced himself to them but the driver told him to do what he could and refused to lead to Islamabad at any cost.

The journalist, then tired to register a complain with Rawalpindi Traffic Police on its complain number 915 from his cell phone, the driver along with some other associates snatched his cell phone, cash of Rs 17,500, press card and his NIC card after thrashing him and escaped from the scene in his van No C-4300 (Nowshera).

The journalist, however lodged a compliant with Sadiqabad Police Station against the driver and his associates. But the police did register the case so far.
Source: Pakistan Press International (PPI News Agency)
Date:9/10/2007