Asif Ali Bhatti

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case is in untracted category. No investigation will further occur

Summary of Case

"On March 11, 2020 Journalist Mr. Asif Ali Bhatti a former senior reporter and columnist of Geo Jang Media Group in Islamabad received threatening calls from Afghanistan on his cellphone. Asif Ali Bhatti was an activist who raised strong voice for freedom of expression and rights of journalist community. Bhatti received threatening calls from November 2019 till April 2020. On threatening calls, Bhatti had death threats that not write stories against Riyasat and Mazhabi Ulema otherwise him and his family will killed. The theaters also tracing Bhatti and were saying that he is Wajib-ul-Qatal. The first FIR was registered in Kohsar Police Station on November 24, 2019 for initial threats and for threats he had second time, another FIR was registered on 16-Mar-21. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and National Press Club (NPC) and Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) strongly condemned death threats to Asif Bhatti. They urged the authorities to probe into the incidents of obnoxious threatening messages, calls and emails to a senior journalist and take appropriate measures for arresting the culprits. Talking to the PPF, former Bureau Chief of Geo Islambad Rana Jawad, said that it was an attack on Media as He received threats due to his columns. On 16-Apr-21, Head Moharrar (HM) of Kohsar Police Station Mr. Talib told PPF that the case is in untraced category i.e. no clue was found in this case. Two Investigation officers SI Mr. Shoukat and SI Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed investigated the case till 7th June, 2020, but after that the investigation of this case stopped. "

Category of Incident

Threats

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0201-Assaults and Threats

ICCS Group: 0201-Assaults and Threats

ICCS Class: 02012-Threat

ICCS Crime: 020121-Serious Threat

Reported By

The News

Date of incident

11

Month

March

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Asif Ali Bhatti

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Jang Group

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Unidentified Persons

City

Islamabad

Province

Capital Territory

Designation

Reporter/Columnist

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

Married

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation Announced

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation Announced

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: Yes

Date of FIR:

FIR Details: Case No. 497/2019

Police station of FIR: Kohsar police station

Name of complainant: Asif ali bhatti

Name of accused in FIR: Unidentified Persons

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Case is in untraced category

Court where case was presented: Case not presented in court

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case not presented in court

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Case not presented in court

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Condenm

APNS

Not required to contact

CPNE

Not required to contact

PBA

Not required to contact

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Head of Islamabad Mr. Mudassir

Employer organization

Bureau Chief Islamabd Rana Jawad

Press Club Status

Press club 1: National Press Club president Mr Shakeel

Press club 2: Not required

Press club 3: Not required