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Two Journalists Murdered Within Hours in Pakistan

10 September 2015

Two journalists have been killed in less than 24 hours in Pakistan. 42-year-old senior journalist Aftab Alam, who was on sabbatical due to health issues, was killed in a gun attack near his home in Karachi. Unknown assailants opened fire on 42-year-old Alam and fled the scene. Alam was rushed to hospital by his mother and sister but he died from his injuries. Alam was last employed in Geo TV and had also worked for Saama TV earlier in his career.

The murder came only hours after Arshad Ali Jaffery, a 45-year-old Geo TV satellite engineer, was killed as three gunmen fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van belonging to f Geo TV in Bahadurabad, Karachi. The van’s driver Anees was also injured. On the same day, Abdul Azam, a journalist working for state television, Pakistan TV, was injured in firing in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.