Investigative Journalist Ahmad Noorani has clarified the story about the attack on his wife by saying that “linking an attack incident with his [former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar] story is incorrect.”
He tweeted, “Many media persons and friends are connecting an incident of attack in Lahore with me and my recent story about Justice Saqib Nisar’s audio. This is incorrect. I have stated many times and I reiterate that a high-powered judicial commission should probe all allegations against Saqib Nisar.”
Earlier, it was reported that his wife Ambreen Fatima was attacked in Lahore on Wednesday.
Punjab Police, confirming the incident tweeted, “An investigation was initiated when the lady in question came to the station with the car,” the statement said, adding that a case had been registered against an unidentified person.
“Teams led by the concerned Superintendent of Police (SP) are working on arresting and identifying the accused with the help of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras,” police added.
لاہور میں تھانہ غازی آباد کی حدود میں کل رات یہ واقعہ پیش ایا۔ جس میں معزز خاتون کی گاڑی پر نامعلوم شخص نے آہنی چیز سے حملہ کیا جس سے گاڑی کی سکرین ٹوٹی اور نقصان پہنچا۔ پولیس کو 15پر کوئی اطلاع نہیں ملی، جب معزز خاتون گاڑی لیکر تھانہ پہنچی تو فوری کاروائی کی گئی.1/2 https://t.co/6iLoP4y1ui— Punjab Police Official (@OfficialDPRPP) November 25, 2021
Moreover, Dawn reported that in a First Information Report (FIR) Ambreen Fatima, who is also a journalist, stated that she and her children left their house at 8pm on Wednesday.
Her statement reads: “When we reached an adjoining street, an unidentified person raced towards the car and struck the vehicle’s windscreen three to four times with an iron object with the intention to cause me harm.”
Fatima said the person also hurled death threats before running away.
Fatima added that she did not have rivalry with anyone and urged police to take action and provide her with protection.
This suspicious incident took place after her husband, Ahmad Noorani published a story about the former CJP Saqib Nisar, who has become controversial after the alleged audio tape (which story was reported by Ahmad) and a signed affidavit by former Chief Judge (CJ) of the apex court of Gilgit Baltistan Rana M Shamim.
After the news, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb revealed that she had personally spoken to Fatima about the incident and said Fatima’s strength was admirable.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, while condemning the attack, said that the incident should be investigated at the highest level and the perpetrators should be punished in accordance with the law.