CJP Nisar takes notice of attack on journalist Asad Kharal

  • Submit comprehensive report within 24 hours, Top judge directs police chief
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the attack on Journalist Asad Kharral on Wednesday.

According to a communique issued by the apex court, the top judge has sought a report from Inspector General of Police Punjab, Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan, within 24 hours.

Asad Kharal, an investigative journalist and chief news analyst of BOL NETWORK, was badly beaten up near Lahore airport by armed men on Tuesday night. He was shifted to Lahore’s Services Hospital with multiple injuries.

Kharal is known for digging the corruption stories and challenging the corrupt mafia.

In his tweet, Asad Kharal said that he was attacked by some persons wearing masks.

According to initial reports, the attackers also snatched Asad Kharal’s mobile phone and managed to escape from the scene.