ISLAMABAD: A notable human legal rights corporation in Pakistan has condemned the assault on senior journalist and previous parliamentarian Ayaz Amir by unknown persons that led to outrage in the region.
Amir, 73, was reportedly attacked a day soon after he called Pakistan’s Army generals “house sellers”.
“HRCP condemns the assault on senior journalist and previous parliamentarian Ayaz Amir by unknown folks. We see it as a different cowardly act supposed to silence independent voices. HRCP needs an investigation and individuals located liable for this act have to be introduced to ebook,” the HRCP stated in a statement.
Amir on Friday was assaulted by unknown assailants in Lahore when he was coming back again dwelling. While describing the incident, Amir, with bruises on his experience, claimed that his car was intercepted by a vehicle while coming back again from the office environment after recording his tv exhibit for Dunya News.
“A guy carrying a confront mask emerged from the automobile and collared my driver,” Amir reported as quoted by Dawn newspaper. “As I questioned the male, a pair of other adult men also arrived by my side, opened the door of my car or truck and unleashed blows to my facial area, and dragged me out of the motor vehicle,” he added.
Amir explained that the gentlemen also resorted to assaulting him on the street. He even further reported that considering the fact that it was a crowded street, people commenced gathering and the attackers then created off with his cell mobile phone and wallet.
The incident will come just a working day following Amir delivered a speech at a seminar, which was also attended by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, arranged by the Islamabad High Court docket Bar Association on the subject ‘Regime Transform and its Fallout on Pakistan’, the Dawn newspaper claimed.
In his speech, Amir criticized the job of Pakistan’s navy institution and also pointed out the blunders of Imran Khan for the duration of his tenure as the country’s Key Minister. PTI Chairman Imran Khan took to Twitter to strongly condemn the assault.
“I condemn in strongest terms the violence against senior journalist Ayaz Amir nowadays in Lahore. Pak descending into the worst form of fascism with violence & phony FIRs towards journalists, opp politicians, and citizens. When the Condition loses all moral authority it resorts to violence,” Imran Khan tweeted.
Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz took observe of the assault and sought a report from the inspector normal of the Punjab police.
In a assertion, he explained the attackers would be arrested and dealt with soon, claimed Dawn. “The incident is extremely condemnable. The dispensation of justice in the circumstance will be ensured,” the main minister included. Journalists, lawyers, activists, politicians, and customers of civil modern society strongly condemned the attack on Amir.