Former media regulator chief shot at in Islamabad
Absar Alam’s condition stated to be out of danger
Veteran journalist and former Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam was shot by an unidentified assailant in a park close to his house in Islamabad. He was rushed to a hospital where his condition is out of danger. While being taken to the hospital, Absar said in a video message: “I’ve been hit in my ribs but my message for those who are behind this is that I am not going to give up.” The Inspector General of Police has set up a team to investigate the case.
According to details, Absar was walking in the park when he was shot by an unidentified man.
“The man was also walking in the same park but each time I crossed him, he tried to cover his face,” Absar told Gulf News yesterday.
“On our third encounter, he took out a weapon and shot at me and escaped the scene,” he said. The bullet pierced his belly, narrowly missing the liver. He was rushed to the hospital by other passers-by.