A video has surfaced that shows a guard of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif misbehaving with journalists. The video, which was filmed on Friday, August 25, 2023, shows the guard pushing and shoving journalists who were trying to ask Sharif questions.
The incident took place outside the Lahore High Court, where Sharif was appearing in a hearing related to his corruption case. The journalists were trying to ask Sharif about the case, but the guard prevented them from doing so.
The video has sparked outrage among journalists and social media users. Many have condemned the guard’s behavior and called for him to be punished.
The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a non-profit organization that works to protect the rights of journalists, has also condemned the incident. In a statement, the PPF said that the guard’s behavior was “unacceptable” and “a violation of the rights of journalists.”
The PPF has demanded that the government take action against the guard and ensure that journalists are able to do their work without fear of harassment or intimidation.
The episode serves as a reminder of the difficulties Pakistani journalists must overcome. In Pakistan, journalists are frequently the targets of violence, intimidation, and harassment.In recent years, there have been a number of cases of journalists being killed or injured in the line of duty.
The government of Pakistan has a responsibility to protect the rights of journalists and ensure that they are able to do their work without fear of reprisal. The incident involving Nawaz Sharif’s guard is a step in the wrong direction, and the government must take action to ensure that it does not happen again.
In addition to the PPF, several other organizations have condemned the incident, including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the International Federation of Journalists.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said that the guard’s behavior was “a gross violation of the rights of journalists.” The IFJ said that the incident was “a reminder of the dangers that journalists face in Pakistan.”
The government of Pakistan has not yet commented on the incident.