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PM Shehbaz Sharif orders probe into attack on journalist Ayaz Amir

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has condemned the attack on senior journalist and analyst Ayaz Amir and ordered Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz to probe into the incident, ARY News reported on Friday.

The premier said that the culprits will be brought to justice soon. He directed concerned authorities to ensure the protection of the journalists.

Top political personalities including former premier Imran Khan, Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Moonis Elahi, Punjab CM Hamza Shahbaz and others have strongly condemned the attack on journalist Ayaz Amir.

Earlier, unidentified assailants attacked senior journalist Ayaz Amir when he was on his way back home in Lahore.

According to details, the senior journalist was on his way back home when six unidentified men thrashed him and snatched his wallet and mobile phone.

The unidentified men stopped Ayaz Amir’s car and started beating the senior journalist and his driver.

Journalist Tariq Habib shared a picture of Ayaz Amir on Twitter and wrote:  “On his return after program on Dunya TV, senior analyst Ayaz Amir Sahib and his driver were assaulted by unknown people.”

“As soon as we left the office, a car blocked our vehicle and six people tortured us,” the journalist wrote while quoting Ayaz Amir.

It is pertinent to mention here that he had given a speech at former prime minister Imran Khan’s regime change seminar.

Soon after the incident was reported, a Punjab Police spokesperson said that the Inspector-General (IG) has summoned a report of the incident from the capital city police officer.

The IG directed the CCPO to utilise the safe city cameras to identify the culprits and ensure their arrest.

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