According to the leader of the Pakistan Christian Congress party, Nazir S Bhatti, the reporter was attacked by two people on a motorcycle as he visited a residential part of the city. “The motorbike riders got down from their bike and started beating Shamim Masih,” he said. “[They] broke his arm and warned him that if he did not stop reporting on Christian issues, they knew his family and home and would teach him and his family a lesson.”
Pakistani police have so far not registered the incident. Condemning police inaction on the matter, politician Nazir Bhatti said: “as Shamim Masih is a Christian journalist…the police and administration are not paying any attention or interest to investigate this incident”.