Abrar Tanoli

03 March 2014

The photographer for Reuters and reporter for local newspapers, Daily Mahsib and Daily Shamal, was shot in the neck by unidentified gunmen while travelling with his family in Abbotabad, the Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. He passed away in the early morning of Monday 3 March 2014.

According to Pakistan Federation Union of Journalists (PFUJ) , and IFJ affiliate and the Abbotabad Union of Journalsits, he was under threat for his reporting and had recently been provided police protection for a two month period.

In January, 2013, Tanoli was arrested and released on bail in a case of murder of two students, whose family had publicly threatened him of revenge.