Journalist murdered in Balochistan

first_img Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the murder of Chishti Mujahid, photographer and reporter for the Urdu-language weekly Akhbar-e-Jehan, in Quetta, capital of the southwestern province of Balochistan on 9 February, and called on local officials to punish those responsible.”The killing of this respected journalist in a region bloodied by fighting between the army and separatists is deplorable”, it said. “The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA)’s claim of responsibility raises fears of a more aggressive attitude towards the media by separatist groups.”Mujahid was shot in the head and neck as he was getting into his car with his wife to go to work. The gunman fled with his accomplice and police took an hour and a half to get to the scene. Mujahid had written “Quetta Ki Diary” in the paper for the past few years and was also an eye doctor. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) also condemned the murder, noting that he was the first journalist killed this year after six were murdered last year.The BLA immediately claimed responsibility, saying it was in revenge for an article about the army killing last 21 November of one of its leaders, Mir Balach Marri. The article did not criticise him but the headline on it was strongly worded. PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder February 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered in Balochistan News Newscenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific News Organisation April 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en last_img

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