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Capital Territory Police on World Press Freedom Day subjected journalism fraternity to torture whereas Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar took a suo motu notice of the hapless incident and summoned report from the town administration.

As per details garnered, the journalists of the twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi carried out a peaceful rally from Islamabad Press Club to parliament. At D-chowk, police barred the participants of the rally from marching towards the parliament. Police baton charged the journalists while a policeman slapped a woman participant in the face. As situation kept on worsening, Islamabad DC arrived on the occasion and took the rally to the parliament under his supervision.

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On the other hand, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan strongly condemned the incident and expressed solidarity with the journalism fraternity.

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