September 06, 2020
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the tragic killing of Shaheena Shaheen, a Balochistan-based female journalist, who was shot dead in Kech on September 5.
IFJ said it was deeply disturbed by the ongoing violence against women in Pakistan. “The perpetrators of these wanton, violent acts must be severely punished, and authorities must make the safety of women a priority.”
The PTV Bolan morning show anchor died after she was shot twice. Shaheen was known as being a strong supporter of gender equality and had campaigned for women’s empowerment in Balochistan.
The Turbat police have commenced an investigation into the murder and now claim that Shaheen was killed by her husband in what appears to be a case of ‘honor killing.’
Earlier on November 25, 2019, Urooj Iqbal, a female journalist, was shot and killed by her husband. Iqbal was allegedly killed by her husband for not agreeing to quit her job.—IFJ media release
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