PESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday.
The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon.
Hasan was shifted to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, with Sabir’s condition said to be critical. The body of the deceased has been handing over to his family.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Inspector General Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud took notice of the incident, and ordered a detailed report into the matter.
Further, Capital City Police Officer Peshawar has been ordered to personally oversee the investigation.
Meanwhile, the K-P Union of Journalists has condemned the murder and demanded to take to task those responsible for the murders.
“The K-P government and security forces have failed in ensuring the protection of the journalists,” read a statement by the journalists’ organisation.