‘Disgusting’: Nawaz Sharif’s ‘personal bodyguard’ kicks Samaa’s cameraman in the face
Alleged personal bodyguard of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif kicked Samaa TV’s downed cameraman in the face and the social media is extremely disturbed by the ‘disgusting’ act.
A video has gone viral on the social media where a man, said to be PML-N lifetime supremo’s bodyguard, can be seen kicking Samaa TV’s cameraman in the face while the latter was already knocked down on the floor.
Social Media, especially the journalist community, is infuriated.
Here is the footage of the gruesome attack uploaded by Samaa CEO Naveid Siddiqui (WARNING: Graphic Content)
Personal bodyguards of Nawaz Shareef attack @SAMAATV camera man Wajid Ali Syed in Islamabad today. Whether in power or not, you can’t take the ‘Gullu Butt’ mentality out of PML- N ! For shame @Marriyum_A pic.twitter.com/sEzzgw1w8s
— Naveid Siddiqui (@SiddiquiNaveid) December 17, 2018
It can be clearly seen in the video that the person, who Naveid says is Nawaz Sharif’s personal guard comes running towards the downed cameraman and stomps on his face, leaving the cameraman unconscious on the floor.
Social Media is extremely outraged
Asma Shirazi calls for the higher authorities to take action
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) December 17, 2018
Samaa’s digital editor terms it the ‘most disgusting public display of violence’
This is the most disgusting public display of violence from people in power and their teams. These cameramen have a damn tough job. I feel sick. Being a bodyguard doesn't mean you kick people in the face https://t.co/NI5CTPinOJ
— Mahim Maher (@Mahim_Maher) December 17, 2018
Journalist Owais Tohid confirms that it was not an ‘alleged’ but an actual attack by Nawaz’s bodyguard
Not allegedly. I was there at NA gate when he was beaten badly by Sharif’s security guard.. highly condemnable act https://t.co/8Z05Kz4vsa
— Owais Tohid (@OwaisTohid) December 17, 2018
‘Strongly condemn the attack’, says journalist Mazhar Abbas
I strongly condemned attack on Samaa tv cameraman Wajid Shah by security guard of Nawaz Sharif. He should be arrested on attempt to murder charge.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) December 17, 2018
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that whoever is involved in this will be brought to justice.
‘You have to be strong, I am your sister. You don’t have to worry’ Marriyum tells the cameraman.
— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) December 17, 2018
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