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PHA workers manhandle DNA Photojournalist

RAWALPINDI, 09 SEP, (DNA) – Workers of Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi beaten up photojournalist of DNA news agency Pervez Aasi, outside the Rawalpindi Press club on Wednesday.

According to details, Parvez Iqbal, photojournalist of Diplomatic News Agency (DNA) was coming towards Press Club when it was hit by the truck of PHA. PHA workers, instead of apologizing started beating the journalist.

PHA workers were at work at an under construction nullah outside Rawalpindi press club. Due to the ongoing work, the width of the road heading towards press club has cut to its half. Only one vehicle can pass through it at one point in time.

Rawalpindi: 9th Sep - Parvez Iqbal, Photojournalist Diplomatic News Agency (DNA) waiting for 1122  ambulance after beaten up by workers of Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi, outside  Rawalpindi Press Club on Wednesday. - DNA Photo by Zubair Abbasi
Rawalpindi: 9th Sep – Parvez Iqbal, Photojournalist Diplomatic News Agency (DNA) waiting for 1122
ambulance after beaten up by workers of Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi, outside
Rawalpindi Press Club on Wednesday. – DNA Photo by Zubair Abbasi

PHA workers used to fill their water tanks by parking their tank at the middle of that road which blocks the way of traffic. Parvez Iqbal, Photojournalist DNA was coming on his motorcycle and in his way towards press club, PHA truck hit his motorcycle.

An eye witness, Agha Meroz told DNA that fellow journalists of Parvez held him when the truck hit his bike otherwise he would have fallen in the under constructed nullah. Meroz said it was a miracle that Parvez escaped such a terrible accident.

Another eye witness Zubair told that immediately after hitting the bike of Parvez, PHA workers including driver of that truck started beating Parvez.

When asked from other people present at the scene, it came into notice that Parvez is not the only victim of violence of PHA workers but they have beaten more than five people at the same scene.

Journalists present at the scene have said that they are sick of such poor and uncivilized behavior of PHA workers. They said that before the start of construction work of nullah, the situation was under controlled.

PHA workers had been filling their tanks without troubling others, but now they have been disturbing everyone.=DNA
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