Islamabad: In yet another attack targeting
scribes in Pakistan, a journalist was severely injured after
being assaulted here by men wearing police uniforms, just five
days after he spoke about his abduction and torture by
suspected intelligence agents in 2008.
Waqar Kiani, who once worked for Britain`s Guardian
newspaper, said he was driving home last night when his car
was stopped by four men in police uniforms in Sector G-8.
The men, who told him that they wanted to check his car,
pulled Kiani out of his vehicle and beat him up.
He was later admitted to the Pakistan Institute of
Medical Sciences with severe injuries to the back and face.
"I have injuries in the back and on my face. They had
come in a police van," Kiani told Dawn newspaper from hospital
Interior Minister Rehman Malik directed police to probe
the incident and submit a report.
Acting Islamabad police chief Bin Yamin said no policemen
were involved in the incident.