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Pakistani trooper slaps female journalist during Karachi TV report

world Updated: Oct 21, 2016 17:04 IST
Imtiaz Ahmad
Imtiaz Ahmad
Hindustan Times
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Framegrab from the video that showed a paramilitary guard slapping Pakistani TV reporter Saima Kanwal when she was doing a report on alleged wrongdoings at a government office in Karachi. (YouTube)

A Pakistani woman journalist was slapped by a paramilitary trooper while she was filming a report on alleged wrongdoings at a government office in Karachi, with a video of the incident going viral.

Saima Kanwal, a reporter with K21 news channel, went to an office in Nazimabad area where people apply for national identity cards to expose alleged wrongdoings and inefficiency.

Kanwal pursued one of the guards from the paramilitary Frontier Constabulary, whom she accused of misbehaving with members of the public.

As Kanwal asked her cameraman to film her efforts to question the guard, the guard retaliated by slapping her.

Soon after, the cameraman loses his balance and there are the sounds of shots being fired. Witnesses said that the guard resorted to firing in the air to clear the office soon after he slapped the reporter.

Police officials confirmed a case had been registered against the guard for “conducting aerial firing” and “assaulting” the reporter after the video went viral.