A Pakistani trooper deployed with the
country's paramilitary police force Frontier Constabulary (FC) slapped a
female journalist in Karachi while she was reporting on issues citizens
face in the National Database and Registration Authority office in
The footage of the incident, which shows the policeman slapping the
reporter after she reproaches him for bothering her cameraperson, has
gone viral. After slapping her, several gunshots can be heard, even as
the camera falls to the ground in the confusion. Karachi police have
registered a case against the FC guard for aerial firing and assaulting
the modesty of a woman, reported The Financial Express.
The reporter who was assaulted has been identified as Saima Kanwal of
Pakistani TV channel K-21. She posted video footage of discarded bullet
shells following the incident.