Doctor sent to jail for ‘harassing journalist’

LARKANA: An employee of the People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) was booked under sections 506/2 and 504 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Market police station for allegedly hurling life threats to the Larkana Press Club vice president, Tariq Durrani.

The suspect, Dr Tariq Soomro, was arrested after Mr Durrani, a journalist working for a private Urdu news channel, lodged an FIR against him.

Dr Soomro was produced in a court, which remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days. He was sent to the Larkana Central Prison.

Office-bearers of the press club and Larkana Union of Journalists have condemned harassment of Mr Durrani and called for action against the suspect.

Source: Dawn

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