In a shocking case Pakistani police guard slapped
a female reporter of a private news channel while
she was reporting in Karachi.
Saima Kanwal, anchor with K-21 channel in
Pakistan was doing a live report on problems
faced by citizens at Nadra registration office in
Karachi, when a Frontier Constabulary (FC) trooper
deployed as a guard, tried to stop her. He first
tried to stop the cameraman from shooting, but
when Kanwal diverted the camera on him for
attacking the media, he slapped her.
POLICE CASE REGISTERED
“Gulbahar police have registered a case against the
FC personnel over charges of conducting aerial
firing and assaulting modesty of the female
reporter of K-21 TV channel by slapping her,” SSP
Central Muqadas Hyder told the Pakistani media.
“Police have approached the FC authorities for
seeking custody of the guard,” he added.
Hyder also revealed that Nadra officials had also
submitted an application for lodging a counter FIR
against the TV channel employee for creating
“hindrances in official work”.
REACTIONS TO THE INCIDENT
“Strict action should be taken against this illiterate
man who openly slapped out daughter/sister at
Nadra office in Karachi” Salman Mujahid Bloch,
MNA Pakistan (MQM) said on Facebook.
Kanwal Abidi,a TV journalist also posted on
Facebook, “I highly condemn slapping by a FC
guard on our female anchor – Saima Kanwal of K
21 news channel outside Nadra office in Karachi.
Authorities. .. please take action against this
monster. CM Murad Ali Shah where are you? CH
Nisar should take strict action. ISI, please do
something for female journalists protection. You
are our only hope.”