Mubashir Lucman

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Application was submiited in Model town PS Lahore but as both parties were not preset for the further investigation of the case, the case has been closed by Police.

Summary of Case

"On 5 Jan, 2020 Senior Journalist and Anchorperson Mr. Mubashir Lucman who was associated with Samaa News was tortured by Federal Minister of Information Mr. Fawad Chaudhry. Mubashir and Mr. Fawad was in a Reception ceremony of Punjab Irrigation Minister Mohsin Laghari's son. The physical altercation was apparently over a video that Lucman uploaded on his YouTube channel in which he and anchorperson Rai Saqib discussed TikTok stars Hareem Shah and Sandal Khattak, and videos allegedly involving Chaudhry and Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan. The show claimed that the two girls had several videos of Mr. Fawad and could release them any time. Mr. Mubashir Lucman submitted an application in Model Town Police Station Lahore for inquiry against Mr. Fawad. Lucman said he was talking to his friends when Chaudhry attacked him along with 10-12 of his private guards.""They subjected me to severe violence,"" he said, adding that after threatening him of serious consequences and of murder, they left the site of the incident. Mubashir Lucman claimed that prior to this incident, the federal minister had called and threatened to have him killed if he did not stop his allegations. In response Mr. Fawad Chaudhry said: “I am a minister but that doesn't mean everyone can tarnished my respect like this and I will not react. Of course. It was my right to react. Everyone has a tolerance level.” He said that he had complained to the prime minister's aid on accountability, Shahzad Akbar, about Lucman's show and had also called the director general of Federal Investigation Agency's cyber wing, but did not get the desired response. Babar Doger Secretary Lahore Press Club told PPF on Apr 23, 20 that this is a very shameful act from Fawad Chaudhary as he slapped a senior journalist in front of everyone in a wedding in Punjab. He is a Minister and a powerful man so this is the basic reason behind no investigation is going on. He did it before with Anchor Sami Ibrahim. Government and Police Officials should take a serious action regarding it. SI Karama Tavi of Model Town Police Station told PPF on Apr 23, 20 that application was submitted for inquiry but when we called Mubashir and Fawad for further proceedings so one came. Hence FIR was not registered. "

Category of Incident

Assault

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0201-Assaults and Threats

ICCS Group: 02011-Assault

ICCS Class: 020111-Serious Assault

ICCS Crime: Assaults and threats

Reported By

Dawn, Business Recorder

Date of incident

5

Month

January

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Mubashir Lucman

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Samaa TV

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry

City

Lahore

Province

Punjab

Designation

Anchorperson

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

58 Years

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 ?: No FIR registered

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

Condenm

APNS

Not required

CPNE

Not required

PBA

Not required

Media Source Status

Media reports:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1526568

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required

Employer organization

Samaa TV

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Lahore Press Club

Press club 2: Not required

Press club 3: Not required