Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — A cameraman associated with a private television channel was severely injured when he was assaulted by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s security guards on Monday.

A video footage of the incident shows Wajid Ali, a Samaa TV cameraman, filming Sharif as he was leaving the Parliament House when the security guards attacked him.

The video shows the guards chasing the cameraman, who ran away to save himself but was eventually caught by the security guards who kicked him in the face.

Nawaz Sharif's guards have beaten up a cameraman Wajid Ali Syed during coverage at National Assembly

Nawaz Sharif's guards have beaten up a cameraman Wajid Ali Syed during coverage at National Assembly

Posted by Daily Pakistan Global on Monday, December 17, 2018

The cameraman was shifted to the Poly Clinic hospital. He was in an unconscious condition with a bleeding nose.

Irked by the torture, journalists caught one of the guards and handed him over to the Parliament House security while another guard managed to flee the scene.

Afterwards, journalists staged a sit-in outside the parliament and blocked Parliament’s Gate No.1 entrance.

‘We will not call off the protest until the security guard is arrested,’ demanded the journalists.

National Assembly Speaker, Asad Qaiser ordered to lodge an FIR against the guard in question and directed that no one would be allowed to be escorted by private security inside the parliament house.

Senior journalist Zarrar Khuhro detailed that accidentally the camera of the journalist touched the protocol officer who lost his cool.