Accessibility links

Breaking News

Another Pakistani Journalist Killed In Karachi


A Pakistani journalist has been killed in the southern port city of Karachi.

Unidentified gunmen shot dead Aftab Alam near his house on September 9.

He has worked for different television channels.

This is the second attack on journalists in Karachi in less than 24 hours.

Police said gunmen opened fire on a van of Pakistan’s largest private broadcaster Geo TV late on September 8, killing technician Arshad Ali Jafri and wounding another staffer.

After the attack, journalists' unions called for greater security for media personnel and the speedy arrest of the attackers.

According to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, more than 50 media workers have been killed in Pakistan since 1992.

With reporting by AFP
  • 16x9 Image

    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

XS
SM
MD
LG