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Nawaz Sharif’s guards jailed for attacking journo

Prime News, International (Islamabad), December 18:- Two security personnel of Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif were on Tuesday sent to jail for allegedly assaulting a cameraman of a private television news channel, police said.

The incident happened on Monday when cameraman Syed Wajid Ali was trying to take the pictures of Mr Sharif when he was leaving the parliament building premises.

Television footage of the incident showed Ali lying on the ground after a security guard allegedly pushed him for coming in the way of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader, media reports said.

Another guard was then seen rushing towards the cameraman and kicking him on his face. The guard, according to the footage, then managed to escape the scene in one of the vehicles of the protocol, it said.

The cameraman lost consciousness and was rushed to a hospital, where he received stitches on his lips and head.

An FIR was registered against three security personnel of Mr Sharif and two unidentified persons, police said.  (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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