Journalist Zafarullah Jatak shot dead in Jafferabad

Jaffarabad( Balochistan) Zafarullah Jatak a correspondent for the Quetts based Urdu language daily “Intekhab was shot dead in his home in Jaffarabad, Balochistan province on Sunday 28th June,2015.According to details he was sleeping when unidentified gunmen forced their way into his home and opened fire. Jatak was killed on the spot and the assailants fled the scene.

Police are yet to ascertain the motive behind the targeted killing and have registered a case against the unknown accused. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. On Sunday, June 29, journalists in Shikarpur in Sindh province staged a protest against the killing of Jatak and called on the government to take action, saying they had failed to protect journalists in Pakistan.

President Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) Ehsan Ahmed Khan Sehar has condemned the brutal murder of journalist Zafarullah Jatak journalist in Jaffarabad in Balochistan province.He urged on the Pakistani government to take immediate action to bring the assailants to justice and end the culture of impunity in Pakistan.

Zafarullah is the first journalist to be murdered in Pakistan this year. In 2014, 16 journalists and media staffs were killed in Pakistan making it the most dangerous country in the world for journalists.

Source: RMNP

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