Journalist killed, body dumped in Turbat

Published: May 20, 2012
Express News’ Razzaq Gul was kidnapped and shot 15 times. PHOTO: FILE

Express News’ Razzaq Gul was kidnapped and shot 15 times. PHOTO: FILE


The continuing kill-and-dump operations, rampant in Balochistan, have taken the life of another journalist. 

The bullet-riddled body of Express News correspondent Razzaq Gul was found dumped in a deserted area near Turbat town in Kech district on Saturday morning.

According to journalist bodies based in Balochistan, this is the 17th journalist to have been killed in the province over the last three years.

Relatives of Gul said that he had been kidnapped near his house on Friday evening and had been missing since then. Gul’s body was found near Singani Sar close to the Old Civil Hospital in Turbat. Law enforcement agencies shifted the body to a hospital for an autopsy, where his brother identified him.

“The victim was shot in the head and chest, and his body bore marks of torture,” hospital sources said. The sources added that Gul was shot 15 times.

According to journalists of the Turbat Press Club, Gul had not mentioned that he was receiving death threats. However, citing security concerns, most journalists refused to comment on the killing.

Balochistan’s Acting Inspector General of Police Hussain Karar Khwaja has ordered an inquiry into the murder.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) announced a three-day mourning period.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • May 20, 2012 - 6:00PM

    District Press Club Lakki Marwat KPK strongly condemned the brutal assassination of Trubat based Express News journalist Razaq Gul and demand early arrest of the culprits. The series of journalists’ killing can not help govt. or other institution to put accross the fingure on lips of the free press. The freedom of Press can not be reversed as it has now gone towards ultimate freedom. We will keep giving sacrifices to get press freedom more and more.We fully support the agitation of Turbat Press Club and Balochistan’s journalists. We are shoulder to shoulder with Balochistan Press brother and raise voice for their protection.
    Samar Gul Marwat Gen Secretary District Press Club Lakki Marwat, KPK, Pakistan.


  • banaras
    May 21, 2012 - 1:48PM

    Shame on you bla and brp


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