Journalist says got attacked for info on corruption cases, Model Town incident


ISLAMABAD: Journalist Asad Kharal Sunday said that he came under attack a few days ago because he was carrying important information regarding massive corruption and the Model Town incident, which he was going to share with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Supreme Court (SC).

Kharal also said that these details were shared by the Punjab police with Standing Committee on Human Rights Chairman Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in a report.

On June 6, Kharal was attacked by unidentified masked men near Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. He was heading to his house when unidentified people stopped him, took him out of the car and assaulted him.

The police are conducting geo-fencing of the place of the incident with the help of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and Intelligence Bureau.

A joint investigation team has also been formed to probe the matter following directives from the Punjab government. The JIT is comprised of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and CTD officials.



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