Zahid Farooq Malik

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case closed because no FIR was filed while Traffic Police official took notice and suspends the accused police officer.

Summary of Case

"On 12 Jan, 2021 Zahid Farooq Malik, editor and reporter of Daily Metro Watch, was stopped by traffic police from covering school teachers’ protest at D Chowk in Islamabad. National press club and Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists. Condemned the incident. Speaking to PPF Mr. Zahid Farooq said that he was going to cover the government employees protest when traffic police stopped him, he identified himself as journalist and cops on duty did not listen to him pushing him back and resulted in falling on ground. Senior police officials suspended the nominated cops after the attack on journalists was raised at the highest level through National Press Club Safety Hub and Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists. "

Category of Incident

Assault

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0201- Assaults and threats

ICCS Group: 02011- Assault

ICCS Class: 020112- Minor assault

ICCS Crime: Assaults and threats

Reported By

Freedom Network

Date of incident

12

Month

January

Year

2021

Name of affected person

Zahid Farooq Malik

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Daily Metro Watch

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Police

City

Islamabad

Province

Capital Territory

Designation

Editor/Reporter

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 ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: FIR not registered

Court where case was presented: Case not presented in any court

Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case not presented in any court

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Case not presented in any 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

Not required to contact

Employer organization

Not required to contact

Press Club Status

Press club 1: National Press Club.

Press club 2: Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalist(RIUJ)

Press club 3: Not required to contact