FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
No FIR filed., matter resolved between both parties.
Summary of Case
On 24 May, 2021 reporter of ARY News Afzal Pervez, DSNG operator Umar, Cameraman Nadeem and driver Mujeeb was badly assaulted by employees of restaurant while the team was there to cover the violation of SOPs by hotel.
Reporter Afzal Pervez told PPF that we all were at the hotel to cover the violation of SOPs of COVID-19 because people were sitting inside the hotel and eating food. When we started making video of the violating, the hotel’s employees started beating me and my team. They badly assaulted me and broke my camera and mike. We ran from there and reached to a safe destination and called the police to take an action against it. The police reached after some time and arrested the employees of the organization. The hotel’s owner reached at Karli Police Station where they presented apology letter as well as committed to fulfill the loss like they will give us the camera and mike which was broke by the employees of the organization. FIR didn’t filed regarding the incident because we accepted the apology letter and matter was resolved between us.
On May 28, 21 Bureau Chief of ARY News Mr. Ahsan Shakeel told PPF that we strongly condemn the incident as Afzal Pervez was assaulted on the line of duty. Hotel’s employees beat the reporter very badly. The matter resolved between the both parties and FIR was not filed regarding the incident but they committed to fulfill our loss which is still not filled.
On May 26, 21 President of Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists strongly condemn the incident.
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0201- Assaults and threats
ICCS Group: 02011- Assault
ICCS Class: 020111- Serious assault
ICCS Crime: Assaults and threats
Date of incident
Name of affected person
Other affected persons
Umar, Nadeem, Mujeeb
Name of affected organization
Other affected organizations
No other organization affected
Age of victim
Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced
Date of compensation announcement by government: No compensation announced
Date of compensation paid by government: No compensation announced
Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced
Date of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced
Date compensation paid by others: No compensation announced
Was FIR registered ?: No
Was case investigated ?: FIR was not registered
Court where case was presented: Case was not presented in any court
Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case was not presented in any court
Date of first court hearing:
Date of last court hearing:
Status of court case: Case was not presented in any court
Journalist Union Status
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
ARY news condemned.
Press Club Status
Press club 1: President of Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists strongly condemn the incident.
Press club 2:
Press club 3: