Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the attack on journalist and editor-in-chief of 1TV Abdullah Khejani by the Presidential Protection Guards (PPS) on April 22 in Kabul.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has denounced the attack on a senior journalist and urged the Afghan authorities to immediately investigate the matter and held accountable those responsible behind attacking a journalist.
According to Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC), Khejani was beaten up and briefly detained by the guards at the Government Media Information Center (GMIC) where he was invited to attend and cover the off the record meeting.
The journalist was than barred from attending the meeting and his cellphone was also forcibly seized and checked by the guards.
Meanwhile, the presidential officials apologized over the assault on serious journalist by the PPS guards.