The Islamabad Protest turned Pakistan’s capital city into a battleground. The police resorted to using teargas shelling against protesters. However, after talks with the protesting government employees, they have been granted a 20% increase in salaries.
Amidst the protest on Wednesday, a broadcast journalist was brutally attacked by an angry protester. Keep reading to find out what happened.
Govt. employees are being fired upon with expired tear gas shells. By Selected Govt#islamabadprotest @BBhuttoZardari @AseefaBZ @MuradAliShahPPP @MirSohrab @TalpurTaimur @sardarshah1 @haleemsomro @JavedNLaghari @Dostmuhammad_ @drsamejo4 pic.twitter.com/ekXS6nwjDS
— Soofi Chaman (@SahibSoofi) February 10, 2021
A mob of angry government employees had taken to the streets to protest for a raise in their salaries. In order to disperse the mob, the police responded with a baton charge and threw hundreds of teargas shells.
— صدام حسین شاہد (@Saddam_is_here) February 11, 2021
The protestors were spread across the city – including areas like Constitution Avenue, Secretariat Block, and Cabinet Block. They reportedly also tried breaking into the Red Zone. A lot of netizens expressed their disappointment in how the police treated the government employees.
Shameful of the government to be using tear gas against peaceful government employees asking for a pay raise. If the government was competent they would’ve made policies to control inflation, instead of taking violent action against the ppl who work for them #islamabadprotest pic.twitter.com/vjRHoW4Emq
— Raza (@Razablog) February 11, 2021
However, the left a broadcast journalist injured has shocked everyone.
Attack on broadcast journalist
Asia Kousar, a broadcast journalist for GNN was at the scene, recording for the news channel. She seemed to be preparing for her report went the incident took place.
As she was spectating, a protester from the background threw a large rock at her. All of this was caught on camera. And Asia also reshared it on her Twitter account.
Let’s take a look:
اللہ سب کو محفوظ رکھے آج کے احتجاج میں ایک وقت ایسا آیا جیسے زندگی کی آخری سانس ہو https://t.co/NWi6KR5rJD
— Asia Kousar (@Asiakousar11) February 10, 2021
What do you think of this incident that took place during the Islamabad protest? Share your thoughts in the comments section.