Journalist Bakhtzada Khan was verbally threaten by the local drug mafia.

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

The accuser have not been arrested till yet. According to the ASI Babar

Summary of Case

"On October 9, 2022 General Secretary of Haripur union of Journalist and correspondent of Nawa-i-waqt Bakhtzada Khan was seriously threaten by identified member of drug dealer named “Shehryar”. Bakhtzada Khan is also news agent for daily dawn and the news. Bakhtzada wrote news for the drug dealers and after publishing the news this incident happened with journalist in Haripur when he was travelling home from his office along with his brother. On October 14, 2022 Journalist Bakhtzada Khan told PPF that on October 9, 2022 “when I was travelling along with my brother Pasha Khan. Suddenly a motorbike stopped beside us and this man “Shehryar” showed me the gun and tried to threaten me with the words “what you are doing keep doing that your white clothes will be red soon after hearing these words he called his brother Pasha Khan who was standing on some distance, meanwhile he started his bike and he ran away from the spot” Khan added. Earlier this month I wrote news against drug dealers but I did not mention any name in my news but it was for him (Shehryar) however he threaten me due to my news story on drug addiction in university and college even girls are becoming victim of drugs. “After the incident next day on October 10, 2022 I registered case against Shehryar and district police officer Imran Shahid has taken action against it and police is currently tracing him” Khan told. On October 14, 2022 Pasha Khan brother of Journalist Bakhtzada khan told PPF that I was eye witness of the incident when the person ”Shehryar” threaten my brother for the news story he covered against drug mafia in the city. “Shehryar was involved in drug dealing years ago and in the city but now he is doing in university and college for which my brother covered story in against of drug mafia in Haripur city without mentioning the name and after the story published he threaten to my brother on gun point”. Khan added. “But District police Officer is supporting and he Reiteration us that the accuer will be traced by the police soon” Khan added. On October 14, 2022 Zakir Hussain Tanoli president of Haripur Press club told PPF that he is out of city and he will update after his findings but he is unaware of this matter currently. On October 14, 2022 President of Peshawar press club Shehzada Fahad told PPF he is aware of the incident but he is not sure whether the threat is related to journalism or not he said it will be beter if you ask from the nearby press clubs or journalists. On October 14, 2022 Yasir Amin president of Haripur Union of journalists told PPF that Bakhtzada Khan covered news story against drug dealer in city and one of the member of drug dealer gang threaten Journalist on gun point. On October 14, 2022 vice president of Haripur Union of Journalists Tahir Zaman told PPF that Bakhtzada Khan wrote news against drug dealers and around four days before drug dealer Shehryar threaten him for writing news. “Once police traced Shehryar then we will do something before police’s report we cannot do anything and definitely we support the journalist in this matter, but police is support and they are tracing the accuser and the gang” Khan added. On October 15, 2022 editor Nawa I waqt Hanif Raja told PPF that “Journalist Bakhtzada informed us few days ago that he has been receiving threats from the drug dealer but I was not aware of the news story which he covered but he is an honest regional reporter for our organization I will cross check about this incident from him and will update you”. Raja added. Editor Nawa I waqt Hanif Raja: 0346-5935897 According to journalist Bakhtzada Khan he did not disclose this matter to his organization because the accuser is still free and police is tracing him. On October 15, 2022 District police officer Imran Shahid told PPF that according to Journalist Bakhtzada Khan Shehryar name of person has threaten him on gun point for covering the news story and he also registered a case against the drug dealer “Shehryar” but police is tracing the accuser right now and after finding him we will be able to decide what the matter was in actual. On October 15, 2022 PPF tried to contact Investigation officer Mujeeb Ur Rehman but he did not pick the call."

Category of Incident

Threats

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0201- Assaults and threats

ICCS Group: 02012-Threat

ICCS Class: 020121-Serious Threat

ICCS Crime: Assaults and threats

Reported By

Dawn

Date of incident

9

Month

October

Year

2022

Name of affected person

Bakhtzada Khan

Other affected persons

No other person was affected

Name of affected organization

Nawa-iwaqt

Other affected organizations

No other person was affected

Action by

Journalist Bakhtzada Khan was verbally threaten by the local drug mafia.

City

Haripur

Province

KPK

Designation

General secretary, regional reporter

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

50

Marital Status

Married

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 : 846/22

Police station of FIR: City police station Haripur

Name of complainant: Bakhtzada Khan

Name of accused in FIR: Shehryar AKA Sherry

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Police is tracing for the accusers

Court where case was presented: Police is tracing for the accusers

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Police is tracing for the accusers

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Police is tracing for the accusers

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

"On October 14, 2022 Yasir Amin president of Haripur Union of journalists told PPF that Bakhtzada Khan covered news story against drug dealer in city and one of the member of drug dealer gang threaten Journalist on gun point. "

APNS

CPNE

PBA

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required to contact

Employer organization

"On October 15, 2022 editor Nawa I waqt Hanif Raja told PPF that “Journalist Bakhtzada informed us few days ago that he has been receiving threats from the drug dealer but I was not aware of the news story which he covered but he is an honest regional reporter for our organization I will cross check about this incident from him and will update you”. Raja added. Editor Nawa I waqt Hanif Raja: 0346-5935897"

Press Club Status

Press club 1: "On October 14, 2022 vice president of Haripur Union of Journalists Tahir Zaman told PPF that Bakhtzada Khan wrote news against drug dealers and around four days before drug dealer Shehryar threaten him for writing news. “Once police traced Shehryar then we will do something before police’s report we cannot do anything and definitely we support the journalist in this matter, but police is support and they are tracing the accuser and the gang” Khan added."

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