Senior Pakistani journalist Nusrat Javeed survives a ‘deadly attack’
ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistani journalist Nusrat Javeed claimed on Saturday morning that he had survived a ‘deadly attack’ in the capital while returning home.
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Talking to Naya Daur’s web editor Ali Warsi, Nusrat Javeed said that he was driving to his home from G-8, Islamabad, when suddenly shots were fired at his car near the G-8 Imam Bara.
“Both the tires on the left side of my car were burst and completely damaged. Then six men in plain clothes came and inspected me… The plan was to kill me”, he said.
“They must have thought that I’d be intoxicated and die in the accident but since I was sober, they left me alone”.
The senior TV anchor confirmed that he had reached home and was safe. “Yes, I’ve come home. I’m completely safe now, have had some water too”, he said.
Javeed said he hadn’t filed a report with the police. “Which police do I report to? This Imran Khan’s police?”
He said he had ‘absolutely no’ intentions to report this incident to the police.
Earlier on December 8, Nusrat Javeed had tweeted that ‘it is 1:16am and Prime Minister of Pakistan has tried to get me killed’.
‘One of the gang of six … was the real brother of…’
It seems that Nusrat Javeed knows who his assailants were as in one of his tweets, he said that one of the gang of six that intercepted him ‘in front of the ImamBargah’ was brother of… someone he didn’t mention.
‘I know who did it’
Responding to a tweet that alleged him of falsely accusing PM of conspiring to murder him, Nusrat called for a probe.
Another Twitter user named Mishal Durrani reminded him that he could be charged for false accusations on the Prime Minister of Pakistan. ‘Please go ahead’ was Nusrat’s response.
“It was to get me killed in the name of KILED BY DRUNK DRIVING. I’m grateful to PTI trolls to prove my suspicion by their incessant tweets”, tweeted Nusrat.
Nusrat Javeed was host of a TV show ‘Bol Bol Pakistan’ but Dawn News had taken the show off air last month, citing ‘financial crunch’.
The author is an SM politician, SM blogger, SM liberal, SM everything. He writes for a living and has a habit of poking his nose into everything political. History, IR, Journalism and Sports are other interests. Ali Warsi is Web Editor on Naya Daur Media.