Journalist Nusrat Javeed claims he escaped assassination bid

10:06 AM | 8 Dec, 2018
Journalist Nusrat Javeed claims he escaped assassination bid
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ISLAMABAD - Veteran Pakistani journalist Nusrat Javeed has claimed to have survived a ‘deadly attack’ in Islamabad while returning home early Saturday.

Javed took to Twitter midnight and accused the prime minister of 'trying to get him killed'.

https://twitter.com/javeednusrat/status/1071137044297146368

Javeed repeated the allegation in another tweet as well.

When Twitterati informed him that he could be charged for hurling false accusations against the sitting PM, he replied, "Please go ahead."

https://twitter.com/javeednusrat/status/1071167611411537920

The 'Nawa-i-Waqt' columnist defended his point by saying, "get me arrested, charged and get in jail."

The analyst continued that the plan was to get him killed "in the name of 'KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVING.'"

https://twitter.com/javeednusrat/status/1071183810774134784

Javeed, who recently left the job with a leading TV channel, claimed that he was aware of the plotters who tried to kill him.

https://twitter.com/javeednusrat/status/1071188919717380096

In another tweet, the journalist divulged that one of the interceptors 'was a real brother of..,' without revealing the name.

https://twitter.com/javeednusrat/status/1071191434005499904

In a conversation with Naya Daur, Javeed said that he was driving to his home from G-8, Islamabad, when suddenly shots were fired at his car near the G-8 Imam Bargah.

“Both the tires on the left side of my car were burst and completely damaged. Then six men in plain clothes came and inspected me… The plan was to kill me”, he said in point-blank remarks.

“They must have thought that I’d be intoxicated and die in the accident but since I was sober, they left me alone,” Javeed added.

The senior TV anchor confirmed that he had reached home safely but said he hadn’t filed a report with the police.

“Which police do I report to? This Imran Khan’s police?” he asked, adding that he had ‘absolutely no’ intentions to report this incident to the police.