Sajid Noor

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case was in Judicial Magistrate Court Pasni till January 2021, Both parties resolve the matter so case was closed.

Summary of Case

"On Feb 8th 2020, Sajid Noor, a reporter with Vsh News and Bureau Chief of an Urdu newspaper Daily Intikhab cameraman Rehan Bizenjo, suffered minor injuries in a knife attack in Pasni, Baluchistan province, Pakistan. Talking to the PPF Noor who is also President of Pasni Press Club said that the man attacked them was Rahim Jan and he was an employee of the Pasni Fish Harbour Authority (PFHA). He added that the incident took place when he along with Bizenjo was buying stuff at a bakery. Noor believed that they were attacked by the PFHA because they ran an investigative story that it received Rs800 million from Japan to invest in the authority, but it misappropriated funds. He added that Rahim Jan also gave them life threats. He lamented that many journalists are attacked when they publish investigative pieces, but no action is taken against the culprits. An FIR was registered against Rahim Jan at the Pasni police station. On February 9, 2020 he was arrested. Pasni police station Sub-Inspector Abid Baloch confirmed the arrest of Rahim Jan. “According to initial probe, Rahim Jan is a local and a drug addict. He is not an employee of PFHA. At present, he is in a judicial lock-up and further investigation in being carried out,” he stated. Hazara Democratic Party Chairman Abdul Khaliq, Hazara Public Accounts Committee Chairman Akhtar Hussain, opposition leader Malik Sikander, Advocate Senator Naseebullah, Speaker Baluchistan Mir Abdul Qadoos Bizenjo condemned the incident. On Apr 9th, 2021 Mr. Sajid Noor told PPF that accused Rahim Jan (Employee of Pasni Fish Harbour Authority (PFHA) were arrested. The case was in Judicial Magistrate Pasni court till January 2021. Now we settled the matter with mutual understanding. Case has been closed now. Pasni police station Sub-Inspector Abid Baloch said the matter has been resolved by both parties. Case has been closed now "

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

No one

Date of incident

8

Month

February

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Sajid Noor

Other affected persons

Rehan Bizenjo

Name of affected organization

Pasni Press Club

Other affected organizations

Vsh news, Daily intekhab and online internation news netwrok.

Action by

Government Official Raheem Jan

City

Pasni

Province

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Designation

Bureau chief, Reporter and Cameraman

Professional category

Journalist, Media person

Age of victim

39 Years

Marital Status

Single

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: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: N/A

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: FIR number: 09/2020

Police station of FIR: Pasni Police Station

Name of complainant: Sajid Noor

Name of accused in FIR: Rahim Jan

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Under investigation

Court where case was presented: Judicial Migstrate court Pasni

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Satraj baloch

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Case closed by verbal apology

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shehzada Zulfiqar Condenm

APNS

Not required to contact

CPNE

Not required to contact

PBA

Not required to contact

Media Source Status

Media reports:

No other media reports

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Naseer (Bureau chief Online Internation News Netwrok of quetta) stated that the act occurred due to investigative reports and Rahim Jan is also arrested.

Employer organization

Ahmed Iqbal Baloch (CEO Vsh News) condemned the act and stated that F.I.R has been registered against Rahim Jan. Also, " I had a doubt that this attack occured due to investigative reports against Pasni Fish Harbour Authority ( PFHA) which was reported by Sajid Noor."

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Gwadar Press club , President Noor Mohsin stated that this is the second attack on Sajid Noor by PFHA due to his investigative reports. Fews days ago, another employee of PFHA threatened and hit Sajid Noor to stopped him from reporting against PFHA. He also added that F.I.R has been registered and Rahim Jan is arrested by Police.

Press club 2: Quetta press club, President Ali Raza stated that the case is under investigation, their union is also working on it.

Press club 3: N/A