ISLAMABAD, June 11: The Supreme Court on Monday directed a petitioner to submit during the next hearing details of incidents involving torture and harassment of journalists.

On a suo motu, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and Justice Falak Sher was hearing an application filed by the Press Association of Supreme Court inviting the court’s indulgence against incidents of harassment and intimidation of working journalists.

Advocate Ahmer Bilal Soofi, representing the press association, told the bench that incidents of torture were reported not only from Karachi but from all over the country, including the federal capital and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

He mentioned recent threats given to an Islamabad-based senior journalist, Shakil Turabi, and regretted that no progress had been made in the case despite registration of an FIR. State authorities, he said, had not taken any remedial measure.—Staff Reporter

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