Pak trooper slaps female journalist: Interior minister orders probe
'Misbehaviour with media representatives cannot be tolerated,' read a statement issued by the interior ministry. Photograph: (Facebook)
Pakistan interior minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has ordered a probe after a female journalist was slapped by a Frontier Corps (FC) soldier in Karachi, Indian news agency ANI reported today.
The journalist was slapped at a National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) office while she was covering problems faced by people there on Thursday, Pakistan daily, the Express Tribune reported.
The FC official allegedly misbehaved with the cameraman, who had accompanied the reporter, that triggered an argument between the reporter and the official. When she insisted on filming his behaviour, the FC official slapped her, according to reports.
Pak's interior ministry was prompted to take notice of the incident after the video of the incident went viral.
"Misbehaviour with media representatives cannot be tolerated," read a statement issued by the interior ministry.
Meanwhile, the journalist registered against the soldier at the Nadra office in Nazimabad for slapping her.
A case has been registered against him for firing at the office. He reportedly fired 18 shots in the air for after an angry mob tried to beat him up.
(WION with inputs from ANI)