JournalismPakistan.com April 20, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Murtaza Razvi, a Senior Assistant Editor and head of magazines at Dawn was murdered Thursday (April 19) in Karachi, the newspaper reported Friday.
Police said his body was found in an art studio that belonged to sculptor Shahid Rassam, a close friend of Razvi.
According to police, there were torture marks on his body and his hands were tied. He had apparently been strangled to death.
Razvi’s family said he had no personal enmity with anyone.
Dawn’s Editor Zafar Abbas said: “Murtaza was a generous friend and a highly talented journalist. In his death the journalist fraternity has lost a fearless writer.”
The deceased leaves behind his wife Shahrezad Samiuddin and three minor daughters Maya, Priya and Dina, Dawn reported.
Razvi is the second journalist to be murdered in Pakistan this year after the Taliban gunned down Mukarram Khan Atif of Dewa Radio, a Pashto language radio channel of the Voice of America and who also worked for Dunya TV, on January 17.
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