Television host and Journalist Syed Iqrar-ul-Hassan’s son Pehlaaj Hassan took to his Instagram to write a short note for his father who was recently attacked.

“The pride of Pakistan, I can proudly say that Mere baba is now on the road to recovery and inshallah will be back on the road soon, Thank you for all your support aur ap sab Dua karte rahe. Pakistan Zindabad,” he wrote in his Instagram post while sharing his father’s picture.

Pictures of Hassan in bloodied, torn-up clothes, receiving medical treatment on a hospital bed started making rounds on social media on Feburary 14. Later, journalist Waseem Badami shared pictures and videos of him visiting Hassan at the hospital.


Talking about the incident, Iqrar said that he and his team members were “stripped naked, blindfolded and tortured for exposing the corruption of an IB inspector”. He alleged that IB officials also shot videos of him after stripping him and his team members naked.