Nasir Mughal

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Matter has been resolved bettwen both parties by verbal apologies

Summary of Case

"On 18 Jan, 2021 Geo News cameraperson Nasir Mughal was beaten up by the accused and their lawyers while covering the Barrister Fahad Malik murder case outside an anti-terrorism court. Mughal was attacked when he started making footage of the accused leaving the court. The handcuffed accused attacked Mughal in front of the police, tearing his clothes and bruising his face. They also snatched and broke his mobile phone. Barrister Fahad Malik, a nephew of former Senate chairman and incumbent Federal Minister for Privatization Muhammad Mian Soomro, was murdered in the F-10/3 sector in Islamabad on August 15, 2016. Senior journalists and National Press Club strongly condemn the incident. Mr. Nasir Mughal told PPF that he went to court early morning for the coverage of barrister Fahad Malik and when I started making video lawyers started beating him. They were approx. 15 to 20 people. He launched the FIR regarding the incident in Ramna Police Station. On 27-Mar-21 Geo News’s senior reporter of Islamabad Mr. Mudassir told PPF that their cameraperson Nasir Mughal was beaten up by lawyers while covering the Barrister Fahad Malik murder case outside an anti-terrorism court. According to him Mr. Nasir settled his matter with lawyer. On Apr 20, 21, SHO of Ramna Police Station Mr. Noor told PPF that the matter has been resolved between lawyers and Nasir Mughal. "

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

Journalism Pakistan

Date of incident

18

Month

January

Year

2021

Name of affected person

Nasir Mughal

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Geo News

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Lawyers

City

Islamabad

Province

Capital Territory

Designation

Cameraman

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

Journalist denied to share

Marital Status

N/A

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 ?: Yes

Date of FIR:

FIR Details: Didn't share the FIR

Police station of FIR: Didn't share the FIR

Name of complainant: Didn't share the FIR`

Name of accused in FIR: Didn't share the FIR

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Case Closed

Court where case was presented: No case registered in court

Name of prosecuting lawyer: No case registered in court

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: No case registered in court

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Condenm

APNS

Not reqquired to contact

CPNE

Not reqquired to contact

PBA

Not reqquired to contact

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Senior reporter of Geo News Mr. Mudassir

Employer organization

Not reqquired to contact

Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A