PML-F leader’s guards booked for assaulting journalist | Pakistan

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KARACHI: The police arrested three private security guards from a Pakistan Muslim League-Functional leader’s residence for assaulting a reporter of an English language newspaper.

Yasir Shah’s residence in Karachi’s Defence Phase 8 was raided late Sunday, SSP South Saqib Ismail Memon said.

The suspects during the raid include Shah’s guards Majnon, Ghulam Shabbir, and Altaf Hussain. Three police guards were also detained for investigation.

The reporter, Ashraf, was allegedly assaulted by the PML-F leader’s private guards when Shah’s convoy was crossing Korangi Road at around 7PM on Saturday.

PML-F leader Yasir Shah

Reacting to the raid on his house, Shah said, “I am being targeted for political revenge. Over twenty police cars raided my house.”

He further added that prior to the police’s involvement; he had already asked journalist groups to solve the matter through bilateral talks. 

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