Journalist Attacked in Balochistan, points fingers at Agriculture Minister

ZHOB: Provincial Minister of Balochistan is reportedly held accused of allegedly assaulting a local journalist. The initial reports as per the local journalist of Zhob Balochistan Asad Khan Bhittani, a few days earlier, he had filed an investigative report for his organization “The Friday Times” against the department of Livestock about “livestock and vet shortages”. Subsequently, a charged mob severely beat him up and left on the spot, he added.

Injured Asad blames new Minister of Agriculture Jaffar Khan Mandokhel of corporal attacking him.

In his report ‘The black sheep of Pakistan’, Asad had reported that the Balochistan’s livestock was endangered due to vets and medicines shortage.

According to the Pakistan Press Foundation, Asad is currently being treated at Quetta Civil Hospital.

However the doctors Asad’s condition to be out of danger. “Asad has received injuries in the head however his condition is out of danger now”, reported the doctors of Quetta Civil Hospital.

A week earlier, few unidentified assailants attacked security guard of renowned Saleem Safi at his house in Islamabad. An FIR was registered by the local police and further investigation is underway.

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