Pakistan journalist accuses minister of wedding assault

18 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

ISLAMABAD: A popular Pakistan broadcast journalist said Monday he had officially complained to police about being assaulted by a government minister, who responded by saying it was “an unfortunate incident”.

Sami Ibrahim, an anchor and executive with the private Bol News TV channel, said he was attacked by science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry at a wedding Friday in Faisalabad.

“He slapped me, used abusive language, and threatened me with dire consequences,” Ibrahim told police in a written complaint seen by AFP.

Police in Faisalabad confirmed receiving the complaint.