UNESCO condemns murder of reporters in Pakistan

Published: October 20, 2012
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Abdul Khaliq and Mushtaq Khand were killed on September 29 and October 27. PHOTO: FILE

Abdul Khaliq and Mushtaq Khand were killed on September 29 and October 27. PHOTO: FILE

UNITED NATIONS: 

The head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom called on Pakistani authorities on Friday to investigate the killing of two journalists and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“I condemn the murder of Adbul Kahliq and Mushtaq Khand,” said the Director-General of the Paris-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova.

“I am deeply concerned about attacks on journalists and media workers in Pakistan and call on the authorities to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.”

Abdul Khaliq, also known as Abdul Haq Baluch, was shot dead on 29 September, in Khuzdar, Balochistan. Mushtaq Khand, was killed in Khairpur, Sindh, on October 7. 

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

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  • Jat
    Oct 20, 2012 - 10:59AM

    Killing of wayward journalists is an internal matter of Pakistan. UNESCO should mind its own business.

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  • huzaifa
    Oct 20, 2012 - 12:12PM

    Jat@
    How uncanny and ruthless comment, If UN wouldn’t have been taking care of journalists world over, thousands would have been killed. In third world’s power structure no politician and leader likes that his corruption and misdeeds should be brought to light and these few and the brave try to do that. some body should be out there to protect these brave guys.

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