Pakistan

Aftab Alam

09 September 2015

The 42-year-old senior journalist who was on sabbatical due to health issues was killed in a gun attack near his home in Karachi. Unknown assailants opened fire Alam and fled the scene. He 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.