Iranian photojournalist assaulted in Islamabad

Published: June 2, 2017

An Iranian photojournalist, working at the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), was assaulted by two unidentified men on Friday in Islamabad.

Zeeshan Ali was taking photographs, depicting the observance of Ramazan in Pakistan, in Islamabad’s G-8 area when armed men assaulted him and stole his equipment on gunpoint.

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When Zeeshan tried to resist the attack, the assailants stabbed him with a knife and fled the scene, leaving him injured.

Eye witnesses immediately informed the IRNA office about the incident and the bureau chief had Zeeshan shifted to a hospital. The incident was also reported to the police.

Zeeshan, who has been an active IRNA photojournalist for many years, also takes photos at cultural, social, political and sports-related events in Pakistan published daily on the Iranian website.

This article originally appeared on IRNA

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Feroz
    Jun 2, 2017 - 12:56PM

    Must investigate why this photo journalist was attacked.Recommend

  • Javaid Randhawa
    Jun 2, 2017 - 1:55PM

    Whether it is a street crime or that journalist may be busy in highlighting Pakistani society weaknesses to please Iranians.Recommend

  • Muhammad Ehsanul-Haq
    Jun 2, 2017 - 2:19PM

    It is very sad.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Jun 2, 2017 - 2:41PM

    He should have expected this while going into PakistanRecommend

  • Atif
    Jun 2, 2017 - 3:44PM

    Deep state at work.Recommend

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