Saeed Ali Achakzai and Abdul Mateen Achakzai
FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
Police officials detained the journalists but no FIR filed.
Summary of Case
"On 20 June, 2020 Journalists Saeed Ali Achakzai, who is former president of Chaman Press Club and works for Samaa TV channel, and Abdul Mateen Achakzai, affiliated with Pushto-language Khyber News channel were third degree tortured, arrested and sent notorious Machh prison in Balochistan after they reported poor facilities at government-run quarantine center.
The two journalists returned from the prison three days after their arrest with torture signs on their bodies. The arrest was without any FIR or warrant.
Chief Minister of KPK Mr. Mehmood Khan condemned.
Speaking to PPF Saeed Ali Achakzai said he and Abdul Mateen Achakzai reported poor facilities at government-run quarantine center where Pakistanis coming from Afghanistan treated for suspected COVID19 virus. He said Deputy Commissioner Rd. Major Muhammad Bashir called them for meeting. When they reached his office for meeting, they arrested them and sent to notorious Machh prison. Then Released after Three days without any FIR registered.
In conversation with PPF, Mr. Ayub Tareen President of Baluchistan Union of Journalists said that after we protested against this unlawful act Provincial government took action and ordered to release the journalists immediately and transferred Deputy Commissioner."
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0202 -Acts against liberty
ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty
ICCS Class: 020222-Illegal restraint
ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty
Date of incident
Name of affected person
Saeed Ali Achakzai
Other affected persons
Abdul Mateen Achakzai
Name of affected organization
Other affected organizations
Khyber News Channel
Age of victim
41 Years old
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 ?: FIR not registered
Court where case was presented: FIR not registered
Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case was not registered in court
Date of first court hearing:
Date of last court hearing:
Status of court case: Case was not registered in court
Journalist Union Status
In conversation with PPF, Mr. Ayub Tareen President of Baluchistan Union of Journalists said that after we protested against this unlawful act Provincial government took action and ordered to release the journalists immediately and transferred Deputy Commissioner.
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
Zahid wazir, reporter of Khyber news told PPF that his colleagues were arrested for reporting.
Mubarak Ali, Chief Controller News of Khyber TV condemned.
Press Club Status
Press club 1: Quetta press club condemned
Press club 2: Peshawar Press Club
Press club 3: