Nawabshah: 2 injured as Geo TV van ambushed
NAWABSHAH: Two persons were injured when unknown miscreants attacked and attempted to set ablaze a Geo News Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van on Thursday. Unknown armed men attacked the Geo News van in Nawabshah while it was on its way to cover an event. The DSNG driver and an engineer were injured in the attack. The miscreants also tried to set the vehicle ablaze, but rescue personnel and locals reached the scene on time and extinguished the fire.
Despite being informed, the police did not reach the spot immediately, thus allowing the van’s attackers an ample opportunity and time to flee the scene. Geo TV network, political workers and journalists have unanimously condemned the attack on the DSNG van, terming the ambush as an attempt to curb the independence of the media.
The attack has also been condemned by various political leaders, including PML–N chief Nawaz Sharif, ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, PML–Q Amir Muqam and PML–N’s Ghous Ali Shah.