Wednesday Apr 04, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Unidentified persons attempted to break into Geo News anchorperson Saleem Safi's home Wednesday afternoon.
When a guard, Suhbat Khan, deployed at Safi's home in Islamabad stopped the two armed motorcyclists from entering the anchorperson's house they attacked him with a brick and sharp-edged weapon.
"The attackers tried to take my weapon away," Khan told Geo News.
The unidentified men, one of whom had covered his face with a cloth, escaped after Khan opened fire on them.
The attack was reported to Shalimar Police Station. Investigations into the incident are underway, said the SHO.
Safi is a senior anchor. He hosts a popular late-night talk show Jirga on Geo News.
Senior journalists, Mazhar Abbas and Asma Shirazi, strongly condemned the attack.