A local restaurant workers in Mauripur area assaulted a media team that was assigned to record and cover the flagrant violations of Covid SOPs played out there, injuring the technical team.
The incident took place in Mauripur Police Station remits where the media team was informed that blatant Covid policy violations were taking place despite stricter smart lockdown regulations announced by the Sindh government.
When the cameraman and technical team reached the scene and began recording and reporting the event, the restaurant staff charged at them and battered them. The camera of the media team was also snatched.
After the event, the District City police took cognizance of the issue and arrested at least six of the restaurant staff reportedly involved in the assault.
Deputy Inspector General South Javed Akbar Riaz has ordered an inquiry into the assault event and directed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sarfaraz Nawaz for an investigation.
Separately, the administration has come into action against violation of COVID-19 lockdown as dozens of shops were sealed during raids in Karachi.
The South District administration has intensified raids to take action against the violators of COVID-19 restrictions due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
A hotel’s hall was sealed in Saddar area where a wedding ceremony was being organised, whereas, a restaurant, gym, garment store and a milk shop were also sealed in Defence Housing Authority (DHA.)