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Senior journalist Matiullah Jan attacked in Islamabad

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Senior journalist and TV show host Matiullah Jan was attacked in Islamabad on Sunday, however, he remained unhurt.

According to media reports the senior journalist Matiullah Jan was traveling to Bhara Kahu from Islamabad along with his children in the afternoon when two motorcyclists coming from the opposite side of the road threw a rock and smashed the windscreen of car.

Talking to Islamabad based English daily, Matiullah said that the rider was wearing a helmet and the person sitting behind him threw a brick-like piece of concrete at the car. The incident took place near Phulgran. “Matiullah turned the car around and tried to chase the two motorcyclists but they fled”, the newspaper quoted him as saying.
“It was a pre-planned attack”, he said adding that the possibility that he was attacked by the vested interests hurt by his journalism and social media activism could not be ruled out.

An application against unknown attackers had been submitted to Bhara Kahu police but an FIR was yet to be registered when this story was filed on Sunday evening. Bhara Kahu SHO inspector Malik Bashir said the police were looking into the incident and a case would be registered soon.

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