FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
No FIR registered till date
Summary of Case
"On April 6, 2022 former federal minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry had a heated argument with journalist Matiullah Jan during a press talk outside the Supreme Court.
The incident took place while PTI leader and former planning and development minister Asad Umar were addressing media representatives in a press conference, flanked by Fawad and other party leaders, outside the apex court building.
Fawad responded harshly when Matiullah Jan asked him for his comments on reports that the National Security Committee did not find any evidence of a foreign plot and he also asked about Farah Khan’s sudden departure from Pakistan to the UAE. Fawad repeatedly tried to parry the questions while other journalists also kept asking the same query, and it quickly turned into a heated argument.
The shouting match continued for several minutes. Though other journalists and media representatives tried to settle the matter, they couldn’t reach a peaceful resolution. During the altercation, Fawad accused the journalist in question of taking money from certain elements and called him “kiraye ka aadmi [a man on rent]”.
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: "0208 - Acts intended to induce fear or emotional distress"
ICCS Group: "02081 - Harassment"
ICCS Class: N/A
ICCS Crime: "Acts intended to induce fear or emotional distress "
Date of incident
Name of affected person
Other affected persons
No other person affected
Name of affected organization
Other affected organizations
No other organization affected
Former minister Fawad Chadhry
Age of victim
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
Was FIR registered ?: No
Was case investigated ?: No
Court where case was presented: Case not presented in any court
Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case not presented in any court
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Status of court case: Case not presented in any court
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Press Club Status
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