SeePrime calls for justice after artists were attacked on a film set in Karachi
Our team received a noise complaint while filming with Nabeel Qureshi, Hira Mani, Mani, Gul e Rana, Salma Zafar and three child actors.
SeePrime calls for justice after artists were attacked on a film set in Karachi!
Digital entertainment channel SeePrime has released an official statement after a mob attack on Nabeel Qureshi’s film cast and crew in Karachi’s PIB Colony.
As reported a mob attacked the production team that was shooting at a location in Jamshed Quarter Noori Baba mazaar’s backside.
An official statement from SeePrime has been shared on the channel’s social media platforms.
“The SeePrime team is grieving the traumatic events borne by our cast and crew during the recent attack on our shoot in Karachi. We would like to clarify any misunderstandings and address the events that took place. Our team received a noise complaint while filming with Nabeel Qureshi, Hira Mani, Mani, Gul e Rana, Salma Zafar and three child actors. Despite our efforts to resolve the issue, in which we moved our equipment to private quarters, over 100 attackers descended upon us in a chaotic frenzy, wreaking havoc, causing immense harm to both people and property, and looting those present on set,” it said.
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SeePrime sharing the details of the incident added that people broke down doors and brutally injured several crew members, who “heroically tried to protect each other”. It also said women on set were harassed, the children targeted and the seniors attacked.
“Seven of our crew members were badly hurt and had to receive urgent medical attention as they put their lives on the line to protect their colleagues. It was a tragic and sobering reminder of the vulnerability of media freedom,” the statement added.
Condemning the attack, SeePrime said it stands “united against such atrocities”. “The pursuit of artistic expression should never come at the cost of human safety. The fact that the media, the voice of the people, is so susceptible to brutality is a disgrace,” it wrote.
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— See Prime (@seeprimeTV) February 7, 2023
The channel also thanked the Rangers and police who showed up for their swift response in preventing further violence and their brave and resilient cast and crew for being so courageous in such a difficult situation.
“We also express our gratitude to the media and netizens who brought responsible attention to this matter overnight,” it added.
“At this moment, SeePrime stands in solidarity with the people and calls for justice for our artists/crew and media. We are your voice and we ask you to be ours. We remain steadfast in our commitment to growth and progress, and will not be deterred by this horrific attack,” SeePrime concluded.