Journalist shot dead in restive province of Balochistan, Pakistan

Unknown armed men shot and killed Rehmatullah Abid, district correspondent for the Dunya News television channel and a reporter for the Urdu-language daily newspaper Intikhaab. The incident occurred in the afternoon of November 18, 2012, in Panjgur, some 600 kilometers away from Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan province of Pakistan. According to media reports, …

Body of missing journalist found with torture marks

On May 31, 2011, the dead body of Syed Saleem Shahzad, 40, Pakistan Bureau Chief of “Asia Times Online” and South Asia Correspondent for Italian news agency Adnkronos International (AKI), was found in a canal, some 150 km from Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, from where he was abducted two days earlier. His body is reported to …

Tribal journalist killed in bomb blast

Nasrullah Khan Afridi, 38, a correspondent for state-run Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV), the English-language daily “Statesman” and the Urdu-language daily “Mashriq” in Khyber tribal agency, was killed when an explosive device ripped through his vehicle on the night of May 10, 2011 in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan that borders Afghanistan. …

Journalist killed, eight others injured in Peshawar blasts

Journalist Asfandyar Abid Naveed, 35, a reporter for the daily “Akhbar-i-Khyber”, was killed and eight other journalists were injured when two blasts ripped through the military cantonment’s Khyber Supermarket, in a commercial and residential area of Peshawar, the capital city of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, late in the night on 11 June 2011. …

Television channel reporter gunned down in Karachi

Wali Khan Babar, 29, reporter of Geo News, Pakistan’s largest private television news channel, was gunned down by unidentified armed men in Karachi on 13 January 2011. Babar received five bullets – two in his forehead, one in the jaw and two in his neck. He was killed shortly after covering an operation against drug-traffickers …

Injured journalist dies of blast wounds

Shafiullah Khan, 28, a trainee reporter at the daily “The News”, Peshawar, succumbed to critical wounds he received during two deadly blasts that ripped through the military cantonment’s Khyber Supermarket in a commercial and residential area of Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in Pakistan on 11 June. Khan is the second journalist …