Pakistan Police Arrest Journalist Who Says He Aided His Son’s Crime



Pakistani police have arrested a veteran journalist for his alleged role in the beating death of his son by his new wife at their suburban home, police said on Sunday.

Police officer Mohammad Faizan said Ayaz Amir, a well-known TV columnist and political analyst in Pakistan, appeared in court in the capital of Islamabad on Sunday accused of helping his son.

He was due to be questioned by police for his role in the death of Sara Inam, 37, who married Amir’s son Shahnawaz four months ago.

Inam was allegedly killed on Friday by Shahnawaz at the couple’s home after a dispute over a family issue. Shahnawaz was arrested and police say he confessed to repeatedly beating his wife with a dumbbell and then trying to hide her body in a bathtub.

Pakistan has a poor record on freedom of expression and several journalists have been attacked and detained by police in recent months.

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