Journalist gunned down in Khuzdar
QUETTA: Unknown armed men gunned down a local journalist in Khuzdar on Sunday. “Unidentified gunmen opened fire at local journalist, Munir Shakir when he was on his way to Khuzdar town on his bike,” police said adding that the victim succumbed to his injuries while he was being taken to hospital.
The assailants managed to escape. Munir Shakir was the correspondent of Balochi TV channel “Sabzbat” and a local newspaper. The police rushed to the site and launched a search operation in the area. Further investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, talking to APP, President Quetta Press Club Saleem Shahid and President Balochistan Union of Journalists, Eisa Tareen strongly condemned journalist Munir Shakir’s killing.
They said that media persons had been feeling insecure due to the wave of violence. Shahid said it was the fourth journalist who had been killed by unknown armed men in the Khuzdar district during the last one year.