Friday, January 14, 2011

Another journalist shot dead in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan A young talented , Wali Khan Babar,repoter of a privte TV Channel GEO NEWS has been shot dead in a terrorist attack in Liaquatabad, Geo News reported Thursday.

Reportedly , the reporter journalist was on his way back home from Geo News office, when he was attacked by terrorists.

According to initial report, he was intercepted by unidentified saboteurs, who on recognizing him, opened gunshots at him point blank, leaving him dead on the spot. His body was recovered from a car.

Geo News said it was an incident of target killing, as Wali Khan received at least five bullets—two in forehead, one in jaw and two gunshots hit his neck. According to hospital sources, Wali Khan received at least five bullets.

It should be mentioned here that Wali Khan Babar was covering operation against drug-traffickers in Pehalwan Goth. He filed his report at Geo News office and was on way back home, when he was gunned down.

Journalists For Internatioal Peace strongly condemned murder of a journalist, who fell prey to ongoing terrorists' activities in Karachi . JIP condoles the family of martyred reporter and pray for the departed soul- JIP demands immediate arrest of the culprits. Pakistan is considered as one of the most dangerous country for working journalists , as projected by various national and International Journalists Bodies.

Iftikhar Chaudri
Journalists For International Peace
Islamabad, Pakitsan

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