FAISALABAD: SAMAA’s reporters, cameraman and driver were severely beaten up by security guards at Faisalabad’s Agriculture University as the crew reached there to cover an issue of students.
According to our correspondent, as the SAMAA team arrived in the university to report the issue of some students’ expulsion, security guards and employees of the institution forcefully stopped the team from coverage.
The guards and employees tortured the team and damaged SAMAA DSNG van.
Reporters Mudasir Nazir and Yousuf Cheema, driver and a cameraman were injured after being tortured by security guards.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Punjab government’s spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed condemned the incident and assured action against culprits.
Meanwhile, different journalist organizations condemned the torture on Samaa team, demanding that those involved in the incident must be brought to justice. - Samaa
Published in Pakistan
Story first published: 20th June 2017