TV reporter killed, cameraman injured in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: NoorulHassan a reporter of  Royal News TV channel was killed and cameraman Sabir was injured in the firing of armed men on a vehicle in the provincial capital on Monday.
Police said that unidentified armed motorcyclists sprayed bullets on a vehicle of a journalist at Achini Chowk in Sarband area of Peshawar. A Royal News TV channel reporter identified as Noorul Hassan, hailing from Nowshera, was killed in the firing while a cameraman Sabir was critically injured. The assailants sped the scene after committing the crime. The body and injured were shifted to hospital where the condition of the wounded man was also stated to be critical.
Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Union of Journalist strongly condemned the incident and criticised the provincial government and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) over failure in providing security to journalists.
KP Inspector General of Police (IGP) Salahuddin Khan Mehsud, taking notice of murder of the journalist in Peshawar, directed the Peshawar CCPO to himself monitor the investigation and ensure the arrest of the culprits.
As per RMNP monitoring five journalists have been targeted killed in various districts of the KP province during the ongoing year. Bakshish Elahi and Sohail Khan were shot dead in Haripur, Haroon Khan in Swabi while Ahsanullah Sherpao was killed in Charsadda.

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