Manhunt started for assailants of newsman -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Manhunt started for assailants of newsman

QUETTA- Manhunt was launched for the culprits responsible for aborted attempt on the life of a seasoned journalist, Majeed Asghar, editor, daily Jang.

Police said that special’ police squads had been detailed to raid possible hideouts of the suspects in and around the provincial metropolis.

According to police, Majeed Asghar was coming to office, after offering Taravih prayers, in his official car, sitting next to driver.

The assailants sprayed bullets on him at a road crossing. Majeed asked the driver to speed up the car to escape from the assault. The driver, Nam Haq, told Majeed that bullets had seriously wounded his upper arms. As such, he could not move his arms. After going a short distance, the car automatically stopped.

On hearing the shots, people rushed to the car and rescued Majeed and driver Nam Haq. Majeed miraculously escaped the attempt on his life but the driver sustained serious bullet injuries.’

Police mobile rushed to the site and shifted the wounded driver to Civi1 Hospital here. Doctors at the hospital described Haq‘s condition as serious.

After the incident, Majeed, Asghar moved to his office in another car to resume his editorial and journalistic work in Jang office.

Balochistan Governor Amir-ul-Mulk Mengal, provincial ministers including minister for information and information technology Ms Roshan Khursheed Barocha, Nazims and Naib Nazims, Balochistan editors council, Balochistan union of journalists, Quetta press club; politicians and others, have expressed sympathy, and for driver Nam Haq, assured every possible medical aid for his early recovery and hoped for immediate arrest of the terrorists believed to be two or three.

After committing the act of terrorism, all these terrorists escaped from the scene of firing, leaving behind TT empty cartridges.

Source: Business Recorder