Imran Shafqat, Tehmina Sheikh and others.

FOE Link or motive by PPF


Case Update Status

No one was arrested by the police.

Summary of Case

"Team of Neo News’s “Pukar” was attacked by the drug dealers o December 19, 2022 when the team went to Farooqabad to cover a show on drug dealers FIR was registered by the bureau chief of Neo news in Gujranwala. However no one has been arrested. On January 9, 2023 Shafqat Imran, bureau chief of Neo news told PPF that team Pukar went to village “Chota Sarkari” to cover a show. Upon arrival team came to know that the rehabilitation center, to treat people who are not mentally stable and drug addicted is not registered and managed by locals. In that center there was not a single doctor present, all the locals were treating people by locking them in the center. “A strong mafia involved in this illegal rehabilitation and the purpose of making the centre is to detained people and used them for illegal activities. Around 10 to 12 people are running this center, when our team reached there and we started coverage they attacked on our team, they harassed us, they stopped us from coverage and what not” Imran added. “Police came to the place after an hour and after this incident police did not do anything police registered the FIR but no such action has been taken as police is also involved in this mafia” Imran told. When the team entered the area, the locals started misbehaving with the team and they attacked them as well, they manhandled our Anchor Tehmina Sheikh and her reporter fellow Aqsa. On January 7, 2023 Rana Usman, president of Sheikhupura press cubtold PPF that the incident happened in Farooqabad and an FIR of the incident was also registered at that time. Rizwan Bajwa, senior correspondent of Neo news recalled the incident and told PPF that police is not taking any legal action against them as the mafia is strong and they are still doing the illegal stuff in that rehabilitation center, On January 9 and 10, 2023, PPF tried to contact Muhammad Yaseen, ASI of police station Saddar district Sheikhupura but every time when PPF called the ASI said: “he is busy and he cannot talk”."

Category of Incident


ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0201- Assaults and threats

ICCS Group: 02011- Assault

ICCS Class: 020112- Minor assault

ICCS Crime: Assaults and threats

Reported By


Date of incident






Name of affected person

Imran Shafqat

Other affected persons

Tehmina Sheikh and others.

Name of affected organization

Neo News

Other affected organizations

No other organisation was affected

Action by

By the administration of rehabilitation center.






Anchor, Bureau chief and cameraman.

Professional category


Age of victim


Marital Status


Compensation Details

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

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: Yes

Date of FIR:

FIR Details: FIR Number 1000/22 under section 342,506/B, 427, 354, 148, 149.

Police station of FIR: Police station Saddar, Farooqabad, district Sheikhupura.

Name of complainant: Shafqat Imran.

Name of accused in FIR: Bilal

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Under Investigation

Court where case was presented: Case was not presented in court.

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case was not presented in court.

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Case was not presented in court.

Journalist Union Status









Media Source Status

Media reports:

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim


Employer organization


Press Club Status

Press club 1: Condemned

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A