Dawn staffer murdered in Karachi

Published: April 18, 2015



Masood Hamid, the marketing director at Pakistan Herald Publications Limited, was found murdered in his car in Defence Phase-VIII on Friday, the Dawn Media Group said in a statement.

Hamid was shot once and apparently died on the spot. The unidentified assailants left the murder weapon inside his car before fleeing.

SSP South Tariq Dharejo told Dawn that an investigation officer was being appointed immediately to investigate all aspects of the incident.

Hamid had been associated with Herald Publications for the past 28 years. “He was a natural leader, and in his capacity as the marketing director, he had built one of the finest marketing teams for Dawnand other publications of the group,” the statement read.

Hamid was also a former secretary general of the All Pakistan Newspaper Society and had been actively involved in promoting the cause of the newspaper industry.

He has left behind a widow and daughter and son, and a large number of colleagues and friends to mourn his death. His funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at Zuhr prayers.


Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2015.


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  • Iqbal Aftab
    Apr 18, 2015 - 8:40AM

    My Condolences!
    To the Staff of Dawn,
    And to the Family Members of the Deceased.
    An intellectual person dead is always a Big loss to Pakistan.
    May Allah bless him in peace. Recommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Apr 18, 2015 - 4:18PM

    Who is next on death row? What words or phrases to be used to condole the death? Who, if any, can ensure that none will be killed alike from today onward? I wonder how and why killing is so very common in my beloved Pakistan which was not so when I left it in 1976. I always read condolences from our top brass and formation of investigation team but nothing beyond and hardly anyone is caught and punished in the same coin. Murderer rightly deserves killing in retribution but how many have been killed is a baffling unanswered question. The other day lady American professor lost her life and now we mourn the loss of Masood Hamid. Who is next on death row? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / Mobile 66229897 / zaidi4merdiplomat@hotmail.comRecommend

  • Hanif
    Apr 18, 2015 - 4:50PM
  • Taha
    Apr 18, 2015 - 6:01PM

    Extremely sad. Recommend

  • sardarzaheer
    Apr 18, 2015 - 6:26PM

    RiP…It was shocking to see such news coming on TV early morning as knew this person very well and his death is great loss to his employer and also a country for losing such marketer who were able to be good ambassador for country.May Allah give his family courage to live through and may the security authorities find the culprit and punish him…Recommend

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