Media fraternity voices support for Journalist Asad Ali Toor over recent attack

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The famous Pakistani journalist, Asad Ali Toor, was beaten and threatened inside his Islamabad apartment in Sector F-10 by unknown assailants.

He told the police at least three unknown attackers carrying guns entered his apartment on Tuesday night.

The assailants reportedly tied him, strangled him, punched and kicked him, and left him injured. 

Sources have revealed that Ali Toor has been receiving treatment at a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, condemned the attack, saying authorities have been instructed to begin an immediate investigation.

 Journalists and rights groups’ reaction on the attack: 

Fellow journalists sternly condemned the attack on Toor and criticized the assault as an attack on the freedom of the press. 

“Let this be a warning: you’re not safe if you dare to question the powerful,” said journalist Amber Rahim Shamsi in a tweet. 

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan also condemned the attack.

The NGO tweeted, “We see it as yet another attack on freedom of expression and a free press. HRCP demands that the authorities arrest and charge the assailants immediately.” 

Journalist Owais Khalid Tweeted:


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  • Pakistan sey bhag ker galian deny waly journalists hein?? Sab log journalists hein who hate Pakistan!! Journalist/ human right activists, who are never seen breaking any news, doing any fruitful job for under privileged , are basically serving Foreign agenda are so much celebrated in our country and forums!!! Their tweets are quoted by politicians , even though they have zero credit in field!!

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