Death threats to Hamid Mir, Muhammad Malick in social media video

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Death threats to Hamid Mir, Muhammad Malick in social media video

ISLAMABAD—Freedom Network on Monday demanded that Press Information Department (PID) take a serious view of a video in which death threats were hurled to television presenters Hamid Mir of Geo News and Muhammad Malick of 92 News.

Mir, in a tweet, said that a cleric from Rawalpindi abused some opposition leaders and honorable judges in a video. However, the video maker also mentioned his and Malick’s names and inserted their pictures.

Both Mir and Malick wanted to know who made the video.

According to a press release, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed took notice of the said video of Agha Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza on social media containing derogatory, contemptuous and scandalous language against the institution of the judiciary and honourable judges.

FN, in a tweet, said: “We take the threat seriously and if perpetrator(s) of crime is not brought to justice it will strengthen impunity for crime against media&journalists.”

Both journalists have been critical of the government over bad governance. In April this year, they also criticized noted cleric Maulana Tariq Jameel for his misleading statement against the media.

Website: Journalism Pakistan