The Islamabad police has registered a case against unknown persons and are investigating the incident. –File Photo
ISLAMABAD: In the wee hours of Tuesday, January 19, unknown persons attacked the house of Dawnnews investigative reporter Azaz Syed. They locked both gates of the house leaving the terrorized family locked inside. The windscreen of his car was also smashed, reports DawnNews.
DawnNews is in the process of lodging a formal police complaint. The attack has happened days after Azaz Syed was threatened by ISI sleuths on an investigative story he was doing related to the military.
The DawnNews management has taken strong notice of the incident and is dispatching letters to President Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, Information Minister Qamaruzzaman Kaira, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar and DG ISPR Major General Athar Abbas as well as journalist unions and human rights organizations.
The management has urged the relevant authorities to take strong notice and initiate a high level inquiry to unmask the perpetrators of the crime.
Journalists’ are staging a walk out from National Assembly and the Senate over the harassment of Azaz Syed.