JournalismPakistan.com October 06, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Yaqoob Shehzad, an Express News Television correspondent in Hafizabad was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Sunday.
According to The Express Tribune, Shehzad was in a friend's office on the busy Sagar Road when the attack took place. An office employee named Amjad was injured.
The paper quoting eyewitnesses said that two men on a motorcycle came to the building where the office is located. One of them entered the office and shot Shehzad in the head. The gunman then shot and injured Amjad.
The paper said the gunmen returned shortly afterwards and fired two more gunshots at the injured man.
Shehzad was taken to the Civil Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police have collected forensic evidence and begun investigations.
It was not immediately known if Shehzad was targeted because of his work. He had been with the channel since its launch. He was also the chairman of the Hafizabad Press Club.
Earlier on October 3, Nadeem Hyder, a correspondent for Daily Dunya was shot dead by two unknown gunmen in Kaliki Mandi area of Hafizabad. The killers fled the scene.
A month ago, Daily Express reporter Rana Arshad was shot and injured.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) now places Pakistan as the most deadly country for journalists – ahead of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
Photo courtesy: The Express Tribune
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