Watch: CCTV footage of gun attack on senior journalist Absar Alam


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.

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.

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.

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”.

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