ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the residence of senior Geo anchor Hamid Mir here and inquired after his health.
Imran was happy to see Mir recovering from the deadly attack on his life on April 19 in Karachi.Talking to media persons, PTI chief said Allah Almighty had given a new life to Mir, who is his favourite TV anchor.
He acknowledged Mir’s sacrifices for democracy in Pakistan and said that those, who wanted to damage democracy, were desperate to put the electoral rigging under the carpet.PTI chief reiterated his demand for thumb verification of voters in four constituencies and cautioned if not done, this would be detrimental to democracy.
Imran said crimes could only be controlled, if those found guilty were awarded punishment. On this occasion, PTI chairman called for early arrest of those involved in the attack on Mir.Meanwhile, senior journalists and anchors from different TV channels visited Hamid Mir to enquire after him. The visitors included Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami, M Ziauddin, Mazhar Abbas, Absar Alam, Mushtaq Minhas, Shahzeb Khanzada and Asma Sheerazi.On the occasion, the journalists expressed complete solidarity with Hamid Mir and termed the murder attempt an assault on freedom of expression and democracy.