Pakistan

Ahmed Ali Joiya

24 May 2013

The journalist who reported for several local newspapers and magazines was killed in Bahawalnagar district of Punjab province in Pakistan. According to reports, the journalist had been coordinating with the local police on a crime story he was working on.  

Police reportedly said that Joiya had received threats from Maqbool (Kooli Sassi), a known criminal. On Friday 24 May, Joiya was in a market in Bhangrana village when unidentified men shot Joiya, immediately killing him. Two street vendors were also injured in the attack.