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

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Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced

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Date of compensation paid by government: No compensation announced by Government

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Was FIR registered ?: No

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