SAMAA TV cameraman Wajid Ali is in stable condition after being attacked by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s guards on Monday evening.
Ali was wounded on the lip and head. He received three stitches, however, no internal injury has been reported. His condition is said to be out of danger currently. The doctors are keeping him under observation for one day. He is being treated at PIMS Hospital.
Ali was making footage of Nawaz Sharif while he was leaving parliament. His camera hit the shoulder of Nawaz’s chief security officer by mistake. The enraged security officer ordered his subordinates to “get that boy and teach him a lesson”. The security guards pushed Wajid Ali on the ground and one kicked his skull. The cameraman fell unconscious with blood dripping from his nose and mouth. The disqualified prime minister didn’t notice it and left in his vehicle without his security protocol.
A case has been registered against three security guards under sections 355 (assault with intent to dishonour a person) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860. Two security guards have been taken into custody.
The journalists staged a protest outside accountability court, where Nawaz Sharif had come for the hearing of Flagship reference. The journalists complained that former PM’s guards pushed them away.