August 05, 2016
SWAT – A top army officer has announced building a monument for slain journalist Siraj-ud-Din (pictured) of The Nation in Swat.
The Nation reported Friday that General Officer Commander (GOC) Malakand Division, Major General Asif Ghafoor made the announcement. Siraj was killed in a suicide attack on the funeral congregation of DSP Javed Iqbal on February 29, 2008 in Mingora, Swat.
Prior to his death, the Taliban regularly threatened him but he never stopped reporting the truth.
His son Haroon Siraj, also a journalist, thanked the general for his thoughtfulness.
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