Pakistan

Ayub Khattak

11 October 2013


The journalist for Jang, one of Pakistan’s largest media groups which publishes the Urdu daily Jang, the English daily News International and owns the GEO broadcast network; was gunned down outside his home in the district of Karak in Pakistan’s northern province.

According to information from the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an IFJ affiliate, Ayub Khattak had just left his residence in the Takht Nusrati area of Karak when unknown assailants opened fire on him. He died at the scene.

PFUJ President Pervaiz Shaukat and Secretary-General Amin Yousuf condemned the attack and deplored the situation that allowed attacks on Pakistan’s journalists to continue in total impunity.
Khattak’s killing came a day after another journalist Sardar Shafiq was attacked with iron rods as he left his office in Peshawar city, capital of KP province late in the evening night.

Source: IFJ Asia Pacific