Nawaz laments assault on TV cameraman

Published: December 18, 2018
Will coordinate with all investigations according to the law, says former premier.


Will coordinate with all investigations according to the law, says former premier. PHOTO: FILE

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif lamented on Tuesday the assault of a cameraman by a member of his security protocol, Express News reported.

Journalists and members of the media community carried out a protest regarding the incident at the accountability court on Tuesday, when Nawaz reached the venue for the flagship reference hearing.

Addressing the journalists after the hearing, the PML-N supremo said, “we will coordinate with all the legal proceedings carried out in the matter,” adding that he has also spoken to the party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzaib in this regard. The former premier reassured journalists that the investigation would be carried out in accordance with the law.

A security guard of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif injured a cameraman of a private TV channel after thrashing him for videotaping the PML-N supremo in Islamabad on Monday.

Nawaz Sharif’s security guard ‘assaults’ TV cameraman in Islamabad

The incident took place outside the parliament house in the federal capital, where Sharif met his younger brother Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif before chairing a high-level party meeting.

Nawaz clarified that the security officials were trying to make way for him, and expressed disappointed saying that “the incident shouldn’t have taken place.”

The former PML-N president added that he would take action against the security guard, Shakoor, however, he added that the cameraman also hit the security guard with his camera and injured the guard as well.

Nawaz also added that “I have enjoyed a good relationship with the media, whatever has happened in the courts, you always stood beside me.”

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