Thatta: DawnNews anchor, cameraman attacked
THATTA, Feb 4: DawnNews senior anchor Syed Talat Hussain and cameraman Haider Ali came under attack in the interior of Sindh on Friday evening.
A DawnNews team was recording their programme on the plight of flood-affected people in Road More area of Tehsil Jati in Thatta district, when gunmen opened fire.
Locals claim the gunmen belong to a Qabza group. Sub-machine guns and other sophisticated weapons were used in the attack and the pellets from the rounds landed around the team. The team miraculously escaped the attack in the area of former adviser Ghulam Qadir Malkani.
Dozens of families are still awaiting help and trying to make ends meet under the open sky in this flood-ravaged area. DawnNews and journalistic organisations have strongly condemned the attack and demanded an immediate and robust investigation into the incident.