In Pakistan, miscreants vandalized the offices of two TV channels (Geo and Jang media channel attacked by protester) over a comedy show. A group of angry people entered the office of Geo News and Jung News on Sunday. These people vandalized there and beat up the staff as well. According to the information, despite stopping, the crowd entered the office.
Broken glass, broken glass can be seen in TV footage released in local media. Actually, accusations are being made on TV shows that through this Sindh province and Sindhi speaking people are being made fun of. However, TV channel host Khabarnak’s host Irshad Bhatti has given a statement that his motive was not to insult anyone. Zebunisa Burki, a journalist, said that all this happened before the eyes of the police. When the police was informed, the attackers were still there.
People are asking where is the government
Geo News managing director Azhar Abbas has strongly condemned the attack by tweeting. He said, ‘We strongly condemn the attack on Jio and Jung’s office. They vandalized the reception area and also beat our cameraman. Where is the government after all?
Attack on Jang, Geo is highly reprehensible. Wonder what were @SindhCMHouse & @sindhpolicedmc doing when attackers led by known blackmailer travelled several kilometers in Red Zone #Karachi https://t.co/U0rnDu2h5v
– Faisal Subzwari (@faisalsubzwari) February 21, 2021
Police became silent spectators
Geo News Karachi journalist Faheem Siddiqui said that Bhatti had also apologized after clarifying. In such a situation it should not have happened. The protest was already known, yet the police did nothing. No security was provided to the news channel. We demand legal action against the people behind this incident.
What did the government say
Sindh’s Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah condemned the incident and said that we are investigating the matter. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali also said that he has ordered an inquiry into the incident and has also talked to the Managing Director of Geo News about it. However, the opposition party is questioning the Imran government after this incident.