Another journalist’s assassination takes toll to 15 in Pakistan

        The mystery behind cold blooded murder still unresolved

Gambat+ Sukkur:Jewan Arain, a journalist of Dharti TV Channel , was killed in Gambat Khurha, Sindh, in Pakistan’s Southeast, on November 5. According to reports, a group of people opened fire on him when he was on the way to his office at about 3 PM. He died at the scene as a result of his injuries.The motive behind the killing has not been established, however, other journalists in Sindh believed it was related to his profession and staged a protest demanding the killers’ arrest.According to RMNP   monitoring 15 journalists have been killed during this year.

Mean while the murder of a Gambat-based reporter of a private television channel on Wednesday has left his family, friends, colleagues and police in shock.
There are rumours about why he was killed but no one knows the real reason behind the cold-blooded murder. The police claim that Jiwan Arain was killed over a property dispute, his family refuses to believe this was the case.
The murder
On Wednesday, Jiwan Arain, 45, and his friend Sachal Rind set off for work on Arain’s motorcycle from the Khabri village to Gambat where Arain, worked as a reporter for Dharti TV. When they reached the katcha area of Adh Kassi, two armed motorcyclists who had been chasing them opened fire at Arain, who died on the spot.
The police have started an investigation and have arrested Rind for questioning.
The reaction
As news of Arain’s murder spread, it upset several journalists who decided to hold protests and demonstrate against the incident. Different associations of journalists demanded that Arain’s killers should be arrested immediately.
The dispute
Arain’s son, Junaid, told the media that his father had sold 16-acres of agricultural land for Rs13.2 million and had purchased a house and hotel in Gambat Town with that money. He added that there was no land dispute.
The DSP claimed that the family had not filed an FIR as yet but he suspects it was a targeted attack and related it to a property dispute.
Arain leaves behind a widow, three daughters and two sons. He had been working with Dharti TV for the last six years and had been associated with journalism for the last 15 years. No case was registered till the filing of this report.

Source:  RMNP+ Express Newsjournalists protest in sindh

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