US State Department condemns attack on Absar Alam
Islamabad (TP) April 23, 2021: US State Department has condemned the recent attack on senior journalist Absar Alarm in Islamabad.
In a tweet, the US State Department said “deeply concerning news of the recent attack on Absar Alam, a senior journalist in Pakistan. Freedom of the press & the protection of journalists are crucial to an informed citizenry. We hope for Alam’s speedy recovery & call on local authorities to quickly apprehend the culprits”.
Absar Alam, who also served as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority during the tenure of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz last government, was attacked in a public park in Islamabad last week while he was strolling during the evening time.
Alam, who is a fierce critic of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and the military establishment, is stated to be in a stable condition after being treated at a local hospital for the bullet he had sustained in his abdomen.