ARY News took decisive action on Monday, suspending anchor Ashfaque Satti following serious allegations of domestic violence made by his wife, Nomaika. The accusations led Karachi police to file an FIR against Satti for alleged torture and issuing threats. This development underscores the significant impact of the allegations against a prominent media figure.
“In a swift and resolute decision, ARY News suspended anchor Ashfaque Satti with immediate effect in response to allegations of domestic violence. The filing of an FIR based on Nomaika’s complaint underscores the severity of the situation involving the veteran journalist. ARY News released a statement, emphasizing zero tolerance for violence and confirming Satti’s suspension until the legal proceedings are concluded.
The ARY Management has taken serious notice on the allegations of domestic violence involving anchorperson Ashfaq Satti. He is hereby suspended with immediate effect till the law takes its course and decides the matter. ARY has zero tolerance policy on violence or threats of…
ARY News announced on X (formerly Twitter), “He is hereby suspended with immediate effect until the law takes its course and decides the matter. ARY has a zero-tolerance policy on violence or threats of violence, be it at the workplace or domestic.” According to the information provided in the FIR, the complainant, identifying herself as a housewife, mentioned that on January 19, she visited her diabetic mother in Jinnah Garden, Model Colony. Concerns about her health led her to stay at her mother’s house until January 22.
Nomaika’s Disturbing Account Shares Horrific Details of Alleged Abuse
Nomaika, the 27-year-old wife of former journalist Satti, has revealed distressing details of the alleged abuse she endured. Describing incidents ranging from physical assaults to threats on her life, she painted a grim picture of her ordeal, claiming that Satti attempted to kill her and forcibly took away their one-year-old son.
This incident has not only ignited discussions about domestic violence within media circles but has also prompted questions about the responsibility of news organizations in addressing such issues. Karachi police have officially charged anchorperson Ashfaq Ishaq based on allegations of severely beating his wife, as outlined in the FIR filed by Nomaika Tahir Mehmood.
Dr. Summaiya Syed, the police surgeon, reported that Nomaika underwent an initial examination on January 24 at the medico-legal section of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. She underwent a subsequent examination today at the medico-legal section of Civil Hospital Karachi at her request. Dr. Summaiya confirmed that all injuries were meticulously documented, and Nomaika has been advised to undergo relevant investigations. Additionally, she has been referred to consultant experts for their opinion following a thorough and comprehensive examination.