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