Pakistan

Yaqoob Shehzad

05 October 2014

Unknown gunmen shot dead Yaqoob Shehzad while he visited the office of a friend in the city’s busiest neighbourhood of Sagar Road. Shehzad, a correspondent of TV channelExpress News, was shot in the head three times and was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital. According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen arrived at the office and opened indiscriminate fire, which injured an office assistant. The assailants fled from the scene immediately.

Shehzad, a father of four, had been working with Express News since the channel was launched in 2008. He was also the chairperson of the Hafizabad Press Club.