Pakistan: Journalist critical of military attacked at home
May 26, 2021
Journalist Asad Ali Toor was reportedly attacked by unknown assailants in his apartment. He runs his own YouTube vlog, where he is known to discuss issues not regularly covered by mainstream media in Pakistan.
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Pakistani journalist and vlogger Asad Ali Toor was attacked and threatened inside his Islamabad apartment by unknown assailants on Tuesday night, local media and news agency dpa reported.
Toor told police officials at least three unknown assailants carrying guns stormed into his apartment on Tuesday night.
The attackers reportedly tied him, gagged him, punched and hit him, and left him injured. He is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital and said to be in stable condition, broadcaster SAMAA reported.
Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, condemned the attack, saying authorities have been directed to launch an investigation.