Sheraz Gardezi

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Sheraz had not filed any FIR, He was harrased by Azad Kashmir’s DG Local Government Zaheer Gardezi for covering news story against him.

Summary of Case

"On 25 February 2021 Geo News channel’s cameraman Sheraz Gardezi received verbal threats for highlighting delay in road construction in Bagh, Azad Kashmir, through his social media account. The concerned official DG Local Government Zaheer Gardezi threatened the journalist for his act. The senior TV cameraman reported the verbal threats to journalism institutions. On 15-Mar-21 Speaking to PPF Sheraz Gardezi said that He reported about the indifference faced by the people of Bagh’s undeveloped area. When the construction work at the busiest road of Bagh started, People from Neighbour Village with the support of Zaheer Gardezi, came and started strife, Azad Kashmir’s DG Local Government Zaheer Gardezi became an obstacle in the way of building only one kilometer road for the people to access basic amenities. According to journalist Mr. Zaheer Gardezi threatened him when He comes to know that He have footage and evidences. Journalists said He self-censored the further news and did not registered any FIR. "

Category of Incident

Threats

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0201-Assaults and Threats

ICCS Group: 02012-Threat

ICCS Class: 020121-Serious Threat

ICCS Crime: Assaults and threats

Reported By

Freedom Network

Date of incident

25

Month

Feb

Year

2021

Name of affected person

Sheraz Gardezi

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Geo News

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

DG Local Government Zaheer Gardezi

City

Bagh

Province

Azad Kashmir

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 by Government

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 by Government

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 was filed

Court where case was presented: Case not presented in court

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case not presented in court

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Case not presented in court

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Not condenm

APNS

Not required to contact

CPNE

Not required to contact

PBA

Not required to contact

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required to contact

Employer organization

Not required to contact

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Not required to contact

Press club 2: Not required to contact

Press club 3: Not required to contact