Journalism fraternity condemns torturing of Asad Toor at his house
ISLAMABAD: Unknown suspects badly beat Journalist Asad Ali Toor at his house in Islamabad and fled away.
Asad Toor’s friend Asad Malik relayed that the assailants forcibly entered Toor’s house and tortured him. Following the incident, the victim was immediately rushed to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital for medical treatment.
Islamabad Police have not issued any statement regarding the incident, whereas, police officer Aamina Baig said that the police would issue a statement only after reviewing the incident.
Asad Ali Toor is famous for court reporting and criticizing the establishment. He has also worked as a current affairs programme producer at a private news channel.
Anchor Dawn News Absa Komal berated netizens for trolling the journalist by saying, “#AsadAliToor was attacked, humiliated, traumatized and attackers can be clearly seen in the CCTV…and then we have social media trolls who have already started mocking and questioning whether he was actually attacked.
“A heartless society is what we are becoming.”
A senior journalist associated with Geo News Mudassar Saeed said, “By Attacking #AsadAliToor you exposed yourself more, for you want ur truth to be spelt out. Kill us all for we know what have you done to this country under your thick skin. We are Jounalist and you can’t stop us from speaking the truth.”
On the other hand a Twitter user, with the name of Anjum Kiani and having more than 53,000 following on the social media platform, said, “And the resistance journos were tweeting as if #AsadAliToor was on oxygen and critically injured. Refrain from exaggerations, report it as it is, without spin and innuendo. No allegations without proof. Public announcement over.”