JournalismPakistan.com March 03, 2014
MANSHERA: Ibrar Tanoli, General Secretary of Manshera Press Club, shot and critically injured by unidentified gunmen Sunday, succumbed to his injuries at the Ayub Medical College in Abbottabad Monday.
Tanoli who worked for a foreign news agency and a local newspaper had been on a ventilator in the hospital's intensive care unit after being shot in the neck.
He was to be buried in Mansehra later on Monday. The local union of journalists and the press club office-bearers have condemned the killing of their colleague and demanded immediate arrest of the perpetrators.
Nominated in a double murder case in 2013, Tanoli was arrested following registration of FIR but released on bail by Abbottabad Circuit Bench of the Peshawar High Court.
Tanoli is the third journalist to be killed in Pakistan this year. On January 1, Abb Takk Television's Larkana correspondent Shan Dhar, 40 was shot dead in Badah, Larkana by gunmen.
On February 14, Ijaz Mengal, a stringer for Daily Intekhab was killed in Khuzdar, Balochistan by Baloch National Army separatist group that accused him of having acted as a spy for national security agencies.
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