Izhar Khan Niazi

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case Closed, Izhar Khan Niazi released on his brother's lawyer card and other journalists were released by paying 30 thousand rupees.

Summary of Case

"On 1st December 2020, Izhar Khan Niazi and his two video journalists, working for web-based TV-Today, were detained after management of Blue World City attacked the three journalists for covering the housing society’s official’s appearance before a police officer in Chauntra Police Station in Rawalpindi district. The police stood silent spectator while the housing society officials attacked the journalist. The journalists, in self-defense, counter-attacked. Upon this, the police arrested the three journalists who got bail the second day. In conversation with PPF, Izhar Khan shared the incident as On December 1, 2020, Izhar Khan Niazi and two cameramen Mubashir and Muzammil from the head office in Lahore were assigned to cover the report of the police identification on the site Chakri of Blue World City. At 3 o'clock on the motorway for Chakri they reached Chakri Interchange and reached the spot for another 15 minutes. As soon as Mubashir turned on the camera, SHO Chauntra Police Station Zaheer Butt, who was coming from the front, asked him to turn it off and grabbed the camera. Izhar intervened and told them to work patiently. Naeem Ijaz and Wasim Ijaz (management of Blue World City) behind SHO started abusing the media along with a group. Izhar told them to talk politely. Then Naeem Ijaz and Wasim Ijaz along with the group harassed Izhar and tortured the cameramen. Then Elite force came meanwhile Izhar called the Lahore 15 headquarters from there and asked for help. After that Izhar told the elite force people that it is your responsibility to save the men Force took action and grabbed Naeem Ijaz and put 3 more slaves in the car with him. When the SHO saw that the elite force had captured 4 people including Naeem Ijaz, he expressed his displeasure. As during the incident the accused took camera, mic and tripod from journalists, Journalist reached chauntra police station for the recovery of their things. According to Izhar the SHO were giving the protocol to arrested one. Izhar said why are you giving them protocol So, SHO Chauntra Police Station Zaheer Butt and the investigators became furious and started threatening journalists with interference in the government. "

Category of Incident

Detained

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0202 -Acts against liberty

ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty

ICCS Class: 020222-Illegal restraint

ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty

Reported By

Freedom Network

Date of incident

1

Month

Dec

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Izhar Khan Niazi

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

TV-Today

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Management of Blue World City

City

Rawalpindi

Province

Punjab

Designation

Video Journalist

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

43 years old

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 ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Case not presented in court

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

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Rawalpindi Press Club 03005117323 Anwar Raza sec press club

Press club 2: National Press Club: 0512604147

Press club 3: Not required to contact