The Lahore Police are currently unaware of the purported attack on journalist Ambreen Fatima, Ahmad Noorani’s second wife, and are not ruling out a staged attack, senior sources stated on Saturday.
According to SP Investigation Cantt. Division Naveed Irshad, the police were unable to locate any CCTVs in the area that could help them track the culprit.
“We are now unable to locate any clue,” the SP said.
The officer added the accused victim, Ambreen, also maintained she couldn’t recognize the man. “No one saw the attacker come on foot, hit her car, and flee.”
Another senior officer on the investigation team stated he is not ruling out the idea that the victim staged the incident to seek asylum in a foreign country.
He suspected the absence of CCTV and eyewitnesses. He further mentioned that such events had been held in the past for this purpose.
Many media outlets have linked the purported crime to Noorani’s report on former Pakistani Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. An audio recording of former Pakistani chief justice is used in the novel.
In the audio clip, Nisar tells an unidentified man that he sentencing former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was ordered by some ‘institutions’.
“They fabricate incidents and get them published in newspapers and covered on television to create a sensation and acquire an asylum,” the officer added on the condition of anonymity.
The officer also questioned why Ambreen took two hours to inform the police after the event.
Sources close to Ambreen and Ahmed Noorani appear to concur with the cop’s suspicion.
In a tweet, Noorani stated that the incident is unrelated to the report. An attack in Lahore is being linked to me and my recent piece regarding Justice Saqib Nisar’s recording, according to friends and media. False. Solicitor General Saqib Nisar should be investigated thoroughly, Noorani stated.