CCTV footage related to attack on former Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and senior journalist Absar Alma surfaced online.
It can be seen the 40-second clips that Absar Alam was walking on a track of park when an unknown gunman shot him in the ribs.
As the video proceeds, Alam can be seen stumbling after receiving the bullet wound while the alleged attacker can be seen fleeing the scene.
ابصار صاحب @AbsarAlamHaider پر حملے کی سی سی ٹی وی فوٹییج۔ صاحب نظر آ رہا ہے حملہ آور دائیں کارنر پر گولی مار کر بھاگا ہے۔
مگر کچھ بے حس اور بے شرم لوگ آنکھوں سے دیکھ کر بھی شاید نہ مانیں۔ ایسے لوگ عقل کے اندھے ہیں۔ قابل ترس بھی۔
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) April 24, 2021
The senior was injured on April 20 after unknown men opened fire on him in Islamabad.
In a video circulating on social media shows the injured journalist is being taken to hospital. He said, “I was walking outside my home when I was attacked”.
Alam said that he was shot in his ribs, adding that such tactics could not threaten him.
— سیدہ (@gulnaz_syeda) April 20, 2021
The senior journalist is, according to doctors, out of danger.
Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain had condemned the attack, adding that a probe has been ordered into the matter. He said that details will be shared with media once the probe is completed.
ابصار عالم پر قاتلانہ حملے کی شدید مذمت کرتے ہیں، پولیس کو واقعہ کی فوری تحقیقات کا کہ دیا ہے جوں ہی تفصیلات سامنے آئیں گی میڈیا کے سامنے رکھیں گے ،
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 20, 2021
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz termed it barbaric crim. She tweeted, “Silencing the voice of dissent is a cancer that has plagued this country for many years. Absar Alam Sahab is the latest victim of this cruel & barbaric crime. May Allah SWT heal his wounds and the wounds of this country. Ameen”.
Silencing the voice of dissent is a cancer that has plagued this country for many years. Absar Alam Sahab is the latest victim of this cruel & barbaric crime. May Allah SWT heal his wounds and the wounds of this country. Ameen.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) April 20, 2021