KARACHI: Leading Pakistani TV channel ARY has played a CCTV footage in which Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) protesters can be seen harassing ARY News’ staff especially a woman.
Earlier, Dozens of political workers belonging to MQM stormed the office of ARY News in Karachi on Monday.
The move comes shortly after MQM announced holding protests in front of SAMAA, Geo News and ARY News against “lack of coverage of the party’s hunger strike” at press club.
Angry MQM protesters surrounded the channel’s office at Madina Mall and tried to barge into the building. They broke the channel’s entry gate and assaulted media workers.
Gunshots were also heard in the area, where markets and shops were closed.
Four people, including a policeman, were wounded during firing. Demonstrators also tried to burn SAMAA’s DSNG, leaving a cameraman wounded.
Heavy police and Rangers teams reached the scene and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the protesters