Journalist shot dead, another injured in Peshawar

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Our Correspondent December 03, 2018
A file photo of journalist Noorul Hasan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday.

The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon.

Hasan was shifted to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, with Sabir's condition said to be critical.

The body of the deceased has been handing over to his family.

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The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Inspector General Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud took notice of the incident, and ordered a detailed report into the matter.

Further, Capital City Police Officer Peshawar has been ordered to personally oversee the investigation.

Meanwhile, the K-P Union of Journalists has condemned the murder and demanded to take to task those responsible for the murders.

"The K-P government and security forces have failed in ensuring the protection of the journalists," read a statement by the journalists' organisation.


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