FC guard booked for slapping female reporter in Karachi

Published: October 21, 2016
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The reporter and the guard got into a rift when the guard allegedly misbehaved with the cameraman first. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

The reporter and the guard got into a rift when the guard allegedly misbehaved with the cameraman first. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

KARACHI: A case was registered on Thursday against a Frontier Constabulary (FC) official after he slapped a female reporter of a local news channel at a Nadra office in Karachi’s Liaquatabad.

A video which went viral on social media showed an FC guard on duty slap a female reporter of channel K-21 while she was doing a live programme. The reporter was discussing the problems people face at the Nadra office.

Hindu reporter forced to drink from separate glass at workplace in Karachi

The reporter and the guard got into a rift after the guard allegedly misbehaved with the cameraman and then slapped her when she insisted on filming him. The FC guard also fired 18 bullets in the air after the mob tried to beat him up for slapping the reporter.

Police confirmed a case had been registered against the FC guard for “conducting aerial firing” and “assaulting” the reporter after the video went viral.

Meanwhile, police officials said Nadra officials have also submitted an application against the TV channel reporter for creating “hindrances in official work”.

Chaudhry Nisar orders inquiry

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan took notice of the incident, and ordered inquiry.

In a statement, the interior minister said misbehaving with the media representatives cannot be tolerated.

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Reader Comments (27)

  • London Banker
    Oct 21, 2016 - 2:02PM

    Rightly booked. The case of assault should also apply on the reporter though as she did the same at the start. Recommend

  • Sajjad Hussain Gopang
    Oct 21, 2016 - 2:05PM

    I appreciate FC guard’s move. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Oct 21, 2016 - 2:09PM

    Hindrances in official work ?? “Official work” is one big hindrance for most people even when palms are greased ! But the guard must have thought he was celebrating his wedding frontier style !Recommend

  • Agha
    Oct 21, 2016 - 2:22PM

    The video was zoomed when the reported grabbed the FC personnel from collar. It is the reported who should be arrested and not guard. You are not allowed to touch law enforcement agencies.Recommend

  • Umar
    Oct 21, 2016 - 2:24PM

    Reporter should also be booked because she assaulted first. #IStandWithFCRecommend

  • Inaam Hussain
    Oct 21, 2016 - 2:31PM

    This is what happens when untrained for culture, or cultural mismatched officials are places to establish order. Had the FC was local, the situation wouldn’t arise at the first place. The FC official (apparently) is from Northern Areas where “Islam rules” therefore, no women have respect. As a result, he acted the same way as he does in his home land. But this is unacceptable in relatively advanced and more educated societies. IMHO, the FC official may be ripped off from his rank and sent home. Also the reporter be given reprimand lest disgrace the uniform given to an official using public exchequer. Recommend

  • Dr lubna
    Oct 21, 2016 - 2:58PM

    Book the reporter also !! Recommend

  • XoF
    Oct 21, 2016 - 3:22PM

    You dnt touch a soilders live weapon arm. Thats the most basic threat you should avoid from a soilder. She got what she deserved for attacking the soilder.Recommend

  • Faizan
    Oct 21, 2016 - 3:26PM

    Shame on publisher for showing edited video. They have hidden the part where she is grabbing the uniform. Complete truth should be exposed.Recommend

  • Pakistan Zindabad
    Oct 21, 2016 - 3:30PM

    Good to see here people including me know the Job of a real man.Recommend

  • Arshad Hussain
    Oct 21, 2016 - 3:48PM

    @Inaam Hussain:
    He was “FC Guard” not a policemen. Far more then a trained and disciplined organization. He knew his job well and performed well on the situation.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 21, 2016 - 4:59PM

    The reporter crossed the line when she dragged him holding his uniform. She was constantly targeting him and insulting him in front of the public. If there was any problem over there, it was fault of the management. Guard crossed the line and so she did too. She should also be charged.Recommend

  • Khurram
    Oct 21, 2016 - 5:31PM

    She kept humiliating him publicly and crossed the line.Recommend

  • masoom
    Oct 21, 2016 - 5:45PM

    although slapping can not be justified but these media persons have very insulting behavior and deal other as if he is culprit even with highly qualified personalities and they himself are mostly FA OR BA but are good blackmailer ! they interrogate like police man , she was not expecting this type of treatment she deserve!Recommend

  • SYED
    Oct 21, 2016 - 5:52PM

    Very well done by security personnel. This happens when you irritate someone to the extent that he/she has nothing but to slap you back. I’m sure this is a lesson learned for a reporter and others who are like her. Recommend

  • mushtaq
    Oct 21, 2016 - 6:21PM

    try to do this to a policeman in USA.If she speaks with her husband in Pakistan,she would already had a bleeding nose and few ribs broken.These reporter don’t do this to corrupt politicians.I like Ikrar of Ary,but he should be send to report some politicians and lets how he survivesRecommend

  • adnan
    Oct 21, 2016 - 6:25PM

    she deserved more than a slap….Recommend

  • Amir
    Oct 21, 2016 - 6:33PM

    An FC Guard who is trained to hit the enemy of the state is being asked to protect it’s citizen who are deemed enemies. The main culprit is the inefficiencies of our government office and the way they treat us. This increases frustration and to protect themselves they ask the militia.

    The poor FC guard was doing his duty to protect the inefficient staff when a reporter walks in and starts harassing him and being nothing else a nuisance. Honestly our media is a bigger badmash than a normal badmash. I know I worked for one for a while.

    Now this FC guards sees a nuisance and does what he is commanded to do…and is booked? NADRA people should be booked in place of himRecommend

  • Asim
    Oct 21, 2016 - 7:11PM

    TV reporters have their own vested interest and they want to capture every moment just to sale the footage at their channels..they are just like others marketing employees of a company… perform well and get bonus even at the cost of others..Recommend

  • M.Sethi
    Oct 21, 2016 - 7:23PM

    The episode is condemnable. a woman deserve respect and dignified behavior but she went over board and kept instigating the guard quite offensively. Looks by design, As if she wanted something like this for cheap fame and media hype, she succeeded.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Oct 21, 2016 - 8:06PM

    The lady forced the accused to slap her. I think the act of FC personnel is only a reaction.Recommend

  • Fourface
    Oct 21, 2016 - 8:50PM

    After doing a bit of research, unlike most of the people who’re siding with the woman. You NEVER grab and pull on a security officer’s uniform or physically harass them. He was leaving the scene… she assaulted him. He had a right to shoot her for that but instead settled to slap her. The guidelines are clear… he deserves no harsh treatment for this action. Other behavior prior to this or the discharging of a weapon may however merit action against him. Recommend

  • observer
    Oct 21, 2016 - 11:47PM

    Remember she was not even throwing stones, as is the case in KashmirRecommend

  • Wajjahat
    Oct 21, 2016 - 11:56PM

    Well done Soldier. Next time no one dares to touch the uniform. Recommend

  • IFTIKHAR
    Oct 22, 2016 - 8:57AM

    In this unfortunate incident ,MEDIA was responsible.
    The Women was acting beyond decency. But Slapping is also not justified.

    PEMRA to issue corporate code for MEDIA HOUSES.They have only NEWS staff which are also corrupt. They take pics/videos and then extort money . Most of the KHARA SUCH, SAR-E-AAAM etc Videos are edited

    They do not Show the problems faced by Common man .Recommend

  • faisal khan
    Oct 22, 2016 - 9:08AM

    non professional attitude from both sides , but the same should be done with the guards wife mother daughter or sister in public , that would be the real justice in this country. these corrupt NADRA departments have played a major role in injecting terrorists in karachi. Recommend

  • Tayyab
    Oct 24, 2016 - 10:18AM

    Great Job done by the FC Guard.Recommend

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