ANP deputy general secretary injured

Violence continues in Karachi. ANP deputy general secretary injured, GEO News reporter killed in separate incident.


Express January 13, 2011

KARACHI: Awami National Party (ANP) Deputy General Secretary Bashir Jan was injured in a firing incident late Thursday evening in Karachi.

ANP spokesman Qadir Khan confirmed that Bashir Jan was hit with a bullet in his shoulder. The ANP leader has been shifted to Jinnah Hospital for treatment.

Earlier, Wali Khan Babar, reporter for Geo News, was shot dead in the Liaquatbad area.

Geo News reported that Babar was returning home when he was attacked by unidentified gunmen. The body was found from a car in the area.

Geo News has termed the murder as a target killing.

The deceased had been reporting on the Pehlwan Goth operation in the morning.  Police had arrested 12 people, as clashes between two opposing political groups continued in the area.

Pakistan was recently termed as the 'deadliest place for journalists' after it topped a list in a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The study showed that 42 journalists had been killed around the world in 2010, Pakistan topped the list with eight, followed by Iraq with four and three each in Honduras and Mexico.

COMMENTS (10)

Noor-ul-ain Hanif | 10 years ago | Reply unbearable loss
Zuhair | 10 years ago | Reply And he was killed at Lalookhet market - where at 9:20 pm even a motor bike cannot escape because of the traffic jam. But they came in a car, shot him dead and flee. No marks for guessing which political party holds that area.
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