Senior analyst Ayaz Amir assaulted in Lahore

Senior analyst Ayaz Amir assaulted in Lahore

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Some unidentified men on Friday severally thrashed senior journalist and analyst Dunya News Ayaz Amir.

The senior journalist was on his way back home after leaving Dunya News premises.

The unidentified men also snatched his volet and mobile phone.

Dunya News Journalist Tariq Habib shared a picture of Ayaz Amir on social networking site Twitter and wrote, “On his return after program on Dunya TV, senior analyst Ayaz Amir Sahib and his driver were assaulted by unknown people.”

"As soon as we left the office, a car blocked our vehicle and six people tortured us," Ayaz Amir said.


Ayaz Amir 

PM Shehbaz, CM Hamza take notice 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz have taken notice of the attack on Dunya News senior analyst Ayaz Amir by unknown persons and summoned a report.


Imran Khan

Former PM and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in his latest Tweet condemned assault on senior journalist. “I condemn in strongest terms the violence against senior journalist Ayaz Amir today.Pak descending into the worst kind of fascism with violence & fake FIRs against journalists,opp politicians, citizens.When the State loses all moral authority it resorts to violence,” Imran Khan wrote.

Mujibur Rahman Shami

Senior journalist and Dunya News analyst Mujibur Rahman Shami condemned the violence against Ayaz Amir and said that it was a very shameful act.

He further said that Ayaz Amir is a respected journalist, the Punjab government should take immediate notice of this incident, the attackers should be arrested immediately, and all journalist unions should adopt a joint strategy in this regard.

Mazhar Abbas 

Senior journalist and analyst Mazhar Abbas also condemned the attack and said that political differences can be made with Ayaz Amir but the attack was a very serious matter, it is a challenge for the administration of Punjab.

He further said that such incidents against journalists are constantly happening, adding that attackers should be arrested immediately, this is a very sad and reprehensible incident.

Mubashir Zaidi

Senior journalist Mubashir Zaidi on Twitter wrote that he strongly condemned the cowardly attack on senior journalist Ayaz Amir and he hopes Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will  punish the attackers.

Shahbaz Gill

Dr. Shahbaz Gill wrote on the social networking site Twitter that the attack on Ayaz Amir has been reported as violence and snatching of his mobile phone. These are the same tactics of traditional fascism.

Pervaiz Rashid

Senior PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid wrote that the violence against Ayaz AMir deserved less condemnation because all agencies responsible for the protection of citizens must arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible and bring them to justice.

Farrukh Habib

Former Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib wrote that Ayaz Amir, a well-known journalist, analyst and columnist and he strongly condemned the attack on him.