Wife of senior journalist Hamid Mir has said that the matter of threatening phone calls to her husband began at the end of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s term in the government.
In a response issued through his wife to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar’s statements, Mir said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had raised the matter of threatening phone calls in the National Assembly.
Mir’s wife said that on PPP leader Khurshid Shah’s advice, the speaker of the assembly had constituted a committee led by opposition member Ahsan Iqbal. The committee’s report is available in the record of the National Assembly, she added.
Earlier, talking to journalists, Nisar said that former Islamabad police officials denied of any complaint lodged over attack on Mir’s wife and children.
However, Mir’s wife said that the incident had taken place in Islamabad after which Geo News Islamabad’s Admin Officer Younis Arain had lodged the complaint. She said Nisar had issued a statement in 2010 against the secret agencies’ harassment of Mir. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) had also issued condemnation over the issue, she added.
Mir’s wife said phone numbers were sent to Islamabad IG through the National Assembly speaker. The security provided to Mir by the PPP-led government was withdrawn by Chaudhry Nisar, she said. She asked as to where the investigation has reached over the issue of bomb planted under Mir’s car in Islamabad.