Senior journalist, former PEMRA chairman Absar Alam shot in Islamabad

Senior journalist, former PEMRA chairman Absar Alam shot in Islamabad

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Senior journalist and former chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam was shot in Islamabad on Tuesday, the journalist said.

The reporter said that an unidentified person shot and killed him.

According to the police, Alam was shot in the abdomen, but in a stable condition.

The police added that the reporter was walking in a park in the F-11 district of the capital when an unidentified person came to shoot him.

Later, a video of the injured reporter travelling in a car appeared on social media.

He can be heard saying he was walking outside his home when he was “shot by someone”.

“My message to those who shot me: I will not be intimidated,” Alam adds.

Sheikh Rasheed, the Minister of the Interior, noticed the incident and ordered the Inspector General of Islamabad to initiate an investigation and immediately arrest the persons involved.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry condemned the incident and said the government had directed the police to probe the matter.

The minister said as soon as further details of the incident are available, he would share them with the media.

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