Office of Television Station Attacked in Pakistan

 

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in

condemning the attack by armed persons on the local office of leading Pakistan

television channel Kawaish Television Network (KTN) inLalu

Ranwak Village, in the country’s Qambar District, on May 11, 2012.

 

According to a PFUJ report, the attack resulted in the

murder of a local journalist,

Aurengzeb Tunio, his brother Rustom Tunio and their

friend Deedar Khaskheli.

 

Aurengzeb’s colleagues allege that the attacks were

retaliation for his reporting, which had angered certain local tribal groups.

 

Police are currently investigating the murders.

 

On World Press Freedom Day 2012, the PFUJ in

partnership with the IFJ released four mission

reports on some of the most dangerous and under-reported provinces for

journalists in the Pakistan - Balochistan, Interior Sindh, the Khyber – FATA region

and Punjab.

 

Pakistan is currently ranked as the most dangerous

country in which to work as a journalist.

 

For further information

contact IFJ Asia-Pacific on +61 9333 0950

 

The IFJ

represents more than 600,000 journalists in 131 countries

 

Find

the IFJ on Twitter: @ifjasiapacific

 

Find

the IFJ on Facebook here