Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tribal journalist shot dead in mosque by Taliban
A tribal journalist, Mukaram Khan Atif, was shot dead inside a mosque at Shabqadar town in Charssada District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province on Jan 17, 2012. The deceased was correspondent with a private television channel, Dunya News, and with a Washington based private radio, Deewa. He was correspondent for the adjacent Mohmand Agency. He had left MOhmand agency and started residing at Charssada due to security reasons. A spokesman of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan contacted some media persons and accepted responsibility of his killing.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Tribal Union of Journalists and other national and internaational organisations have condemned the killing and asked the goevrnment to arrest the culprits.