Waqt News Journalist and Anchor Matiullah Jan was harassed and illegally detained in the office of Kashmala Tariq. But do you know why she got annoyed over Waqt News team?
The reason was revealed by Matiullah Jan himself while talking with media.
— Waqt News (@Waqtnewstv) March 8, 2018
He said that ex-MNA became angry when she was questioned about her eligibility to be appointed as the Federal Ombudsperson for protection against Women.
The man in circle is Registrar of the Ombudsman office and a judicial officer from subordinate judiciary. He is physically stopping @Waqtnewstv team from leaving the premises after the interview video of which he wanted to delete. pic.twitter.com/FPR7mEgw5D
— Matiullah Jan (@Matiullahjan919) March 9, 2018
He said that the team was kept in detention for more than 1 hour, during which the staff attacked the crew including Matiullah Jan.
This isn’t the first time. Here is a Dawn News report with Ms Kashmala Tariq from a few years ago… https://t.co/OpNXgmwAqt
— Rameeza Majid Nizami (@RameezaNizami) March 8, 2018
The video of the harassment of Waqt News Team was shared on twitter in which Kashmala Tariq can be seen ordering his staff to snatch the video and camera.
کشمالا طارق اور مطیع اللہ جان کے جھگڑے کی پوری فوٹیج۔ صاف سنائی دے رہا ہے کہ کشمالا طارق مطیع اللہ جان کو اغوا کرنے کا کہتی ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/PTssx3Mj00
— Ali Raza (@AliRazaTweets) March 8, 2018
When the team resisted she ordered the office staff to close the doors and prevent them from leaving.
CEO of Waqt News, Rameeza Mujahid also condemned the act and raised questions on the police which she claimed were helpless in the office.
I am not concerned about @kashmalamna and @Matiullahjan919 ‘s argument.
I am terrified to know that a seven months pregnant woman is apparently attacked and beaten on #InternationalWomenDay
She is the real victim. Hence, it must be investigated fairly.
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) March 8, 2018
After videos of assault started circulating on social media Kashmala Tariq responded by alleging that she was hit by Matiullah Jan, though no evidence was brought to prove the claim.
ہم مطیع اللہ جان کے ساتھ کیے جانے والے بدترین برتاؤ کے خلاف ہیں اور صحافیوں کے ساتھ اس قسم کے ہر رویہ کے خلاف آواز اٹھاتے رہیں گے#KashmalaTariq #MatiullahJan @Matiullahjan919 pic.twitter.com/ljmQV8VFr5
— Sami Abraham (@samiabrahim) March 9, 2018
According to media reports Kashmala Tariq is very close to Federal Minister Khawaja Asif.
— azazsyed (@AzazSyed) March 8, 2018