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Parking Mafia Attacks SAMAA Team in Sakhi Hassan (Karachi)

Posted by on Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:07
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Incensed over the voice that SAMAA Television raised against the activities of the parking mafia, the hooligans associated with the mafia subjected SAMAA team to torture near Sakhi Hassan late Wednesday night.

Parking mafia are hectically busy with their activities outside overly buzzing and bustling commercial areas in the metropolis where people are making preparations for Eidul Fitr.

Parking Mafia

Parking Mafia

According to detail, the incident transpired at a time when SAMAA team was capturing the footage of illegal parking in the commercial area of Sakhi Hassan. The operatives of parking mafia, assaulting the channel’s team, took hold of the camera and mobile phone of cameraman Qasim Raees. They subjected him to severe torture.

The roughnecks made away with the camera and the footage. The camera was however returned to the team after an hour.

Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, condemning the incident, called up the Inspector General and directed him to arrest those responsible for the incident, within 24 hours.

Talking to SAMAA, Additional Inspector General of Karachi police assured that the people responsible for the incident, will soon be arrested and meted out befitting punishment.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) also condemned the incident in strong terms. Meantime, the journalist organizations also termed the incident as an attack on the freedom of expression.

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