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 …

Journalist killed, three injured in attack on political gathering

A cameraman for a television channel was killed and three journalists were injured on 7 October 2012 in an attack on a political party gathering. The incident occurred in Khairpur district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Mushtaque Khand, cameraman for the Dharti TV news channel, was killed while Mukhtiyar Phulpoto, a correspondent for the Awami …

Journalist gunned down in Balochistan

Abdul Haq Baloch, a correspondent for the ARY News television station and Secretary of the Khuzdar Press Club, was gunned down by unidentified armed men on September 29, 2012 when he was on his way home in the town of Khuzdar in the militancy-plagued province of Balochistan, Pakistan. He left behind a widow and two …

Abducted journalist found dead in Balochistan

The bullet-riddled body of journalist Razzaq Gul, a correspondent for television station Express News, was found dumped in the town of Turbat in Balochistan province of Pakistan on May 19, 2012. The journalist had been reportedly kidnapped on May 18. Balochistan has been suffering from militancy and instability because of low intensity separatist insurgency and …

Tribal journalist gunned down in Charsadda

Mukarram Khan Atif, 40, a correspondent for Washington-based Pashto language “Deewa Radio” and a reporter for a private TV channel “Dunya News” was gunned down by militants on January 17, 2012 while he was offering prayer in a mosque in Charsadda District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa province of Pakistan. According to press reports, a gunman entered in …

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. …