Jahangir Hayat

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Case Update Status

Jahangir Hayat was not arrested by the police however he relocated him self to Lahore press club and now he is in peace after the committee formation.

Summary of Case

"Jahangir Hayat, a local reporter for The Business newspaper and a governing body member of the Lahore Press Club, was apprehended by police officials while covering an event at Jinnah House in Lahore. Azam Chaudhry, the president of the Lahore Press Club, informed PPF (Pakistan Press Foundation) that Jahangir Hayat was performing his duty and covering the event for his organization and his vlogs at Jinnah House on May 9, 2023. The police attempted to arrest Jahangir but failed. However, on May 17, 2023, the police harassed his family members and subjected him to physical abuse. The Lahore Press Club strongly condemned the arrest and called for a fair and expeditious investigation by the police officials. In an interview with PPF, Jahangir Hayat explained that on May 17, 2023, around 7 PM, six to seven individuals raided his house with the intention of arresting him. ""I asked them why they were arresting me and requested to see the FIR or the arrest warrants. As soon as I asked for the arrest warrants, they physically assaulted me and my family members, including my 12-year-old son. They beat me severely, resulting in the breaking of two of my teeth. When they saw that I had fainted, they also assaulted the house staff. I managed to escape from the back of my house and reached the Lahore Press Club. Since then, I have been staying at the Lahore Press Club, while the police continue to conduct regular raids on my house,"" Hayat added. ""I am uncertain about the reasons behind these raids, but I believe they are targeting me because I covered news near Zaman Park and Liberty Chowk on May 9, 2023. Although I did not cover anything for my organization, I did create a video for my YouTube channel,"" Hayat further explained. Hayat expressed his intention to consult with his legal counsel once he is able to leave the Lahore Press Club, as the police have been conducting raids on media professionals and journalists in Punjab. Jahangir Hayat currently serves as the chief reporter for The Business Lahore. Muhammad Waseem, the Chief Editor of The Business newspaper Lahore, informed PPF that he has had no contact with Hayat, and Hayat was not on coverage for the organization. The organization is unaware of any raid on his house."

Category of Incident


ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0202-Acts against liberty

ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty

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Name of affected person

Jahangir Hayat

Other affected persons

Not other person affected

Name of affected organization

The Buisness

Other affected organizations

No other organization was affected

Action by

By the Punjab police







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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 ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: No

Court where case was presented: Case is not in any court

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case is not in any court

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Status of court case: Case is not in any court

Journalist Union Status


Not required to contact




Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required to contact

Employer organization

Not required to contact

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Not required to contact

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