In the line of duty: Wahab – a fallen comrade

Published: December 7, 2010

PESHAWAR: Two TV correspondents were killed in Monday’s suicide attacks in Mohmand Agency. Abdul Wahab is the third Express Group correspondent to have sacrificed his life in the line of duty. Earlier, Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, correspondent in Bajaur Agency was shot dead by gunmen in 2008 and Misri Khan, correspondent in Hangu district, was killed by unknown men after Eidul Fitr.

Abdul Wahab, 34, hailed from the Darrah Yousuf Khel area of Mohmand Agency. He was a graduate of the Peshawar University. He was also the Secretary of the Ghalanai Press Club.  He had been associated with Express News for the last two years where he undertook the difficult task of reporting state action against Taliban extremists.

Wahab is survived by a wife and two daughters.  He was killed while reporting the meeting between a tribal jirga and political authorities. The Tribal Union of Journalists has announced three-day mourning over the death of Abdul Wahab and his colleague Pervaiz Khan and demanded that the government provide financial assistance to their heirs. Express Group offers condolences to the family of Abdul Wahab on behalf of the staff.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Dec 7, 2010 - 1:51PM

    Abdul Wahab Mohmand was a good friend of mine. He was reporter from Mohmand agency and I was Ap centre Stage with Fahd Husain. He was a good human being Innocent and sincere. He was sincere to his friends and organization he worked.
    God Bless his soul.
    We feel his shahadat as our personal loss. Our condolence to his family and friends.Recommend

  • Dec 7, 2010 - 7:11PM

    now we will look the Express team what they do whith the Family of this Martyred.Recommend

  • Ahmed Khan
    Dec 8, 2010 - 6:36AM

    I hope the Express group is looking after the families of the deceased reporters. No expectations from the government who is busy shopping for themselves.Recommend

  • Dec 8, 2010 - 11:41AM

    I am in express news since 2.5 years. Express is a family. we dont abandon our brothers and sisters. Recommend

  • Asmaa
    Dec 8, 2010 - 1:54PM

    God Bless his soul…….Recommend

  • Nawab afrdi
    Dec 12, 2010 - 10:32PM

    yes the both were sweet,inocent,they were like flowers,allha bless they will be alive becaue they are shaheedRecommend

  • Nawab afridi
    Dec 12, 2010 - 10:44PM

    Yes they were sweet, innocent, they were like flowers, Allah may bless them, and they are alive because they are shaheed,Recommend

  • Jan 18, 2011 - 12:45PM

    Deeply grieved to read that A Wahab, the fallen hero in line on duty is the third correspondent of Express Group who has been deprived of his life for their honest duty performance May God bless their souls and give strength to the left behind mourners/family members.The Tribal Union of Journalists had demanded financial help from the government. one would like to know what help being given to the bereaved families. It is most worried some situation that the number of ‘Shuhada in Pakistan is being increased with the passage of time, something unimaginable before drone attacks. Let God bless poor Pakistanis with peace and prosperity. ‘Recommend

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